May 22, 2013

Three Baseball Players Earn Academic All-OAC Honors

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Mount Union baseball players in juniors Lee Grosscup (Green/Green) and Connor Mathis (Akron/Firestone) along with sophomore Justin Jakubik (Strongsville/Strongsville) have each earned Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference honors.

To be named Academic All-OAC, a student-athlete must have at least 3.5 cummulative grade point average, be in residence at the school for at least a year and have varsity status.

Mount Union had a conference-best 41 student-athletes earn Academic All-OAC honors this Spring.

Grosscup, a Sport Business major with a 3.61 grade point average, started at shortstop for all 41 games this season and hit .286 with three doubles, two triples, a home run with 17 runs batted in.  He led the team with 14 stolen bases, was selected to the OAC All-Tournament team and is a part the Mount Union Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

Mathis, an Exercise Science major with a 3.63 grade point average, played in 35 games this season and hit .217 with a double, four triples and 12 runs batted in.

Jakubik has a 3.88 grade point average with a double major in Finance and Accounting.  He hit .322 in 38 games played with four doubles, three triples and 23 runs batted in.  He was also named All-OAC honorable mention and to the OAC All-Tournament Team.

The trio helped lead Mount Union to a 23-18 record, an OAC Tournament title and school's first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. 

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