Three earn Valley Scholar Athlete honors

WICHITA – Three Wichita State baseball student-athletes have earned all-Valley Scholar-Athlete accolades in 2017.  Senior Reagan Biechler was named to the first team, while senior Willie Schwanke and sophomore Connor Lungwitz were named honorable mention.

Biechler, a senior left-handed pitcher from Colorado Springs, Colo., has a 3.57 GPA in general studies biology, Schwanke, a senior designated hitter from Frisco, Texas, has a 3.43 GPA in sport management and Lungwitz, a sophomore right-handed pitcher from Wichita, Kan., has a 3.54 GPA in general business.

The criteria for the Valley’s Scholar-Athlete Team parallels the CoSIDA standards for Academic All-America voting.  Nominees must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.20 cumulative grade-point average.  Also, students must have participated in at least 75 percent of the regular season, reached sophomore academic and athletic standing at their institution.

First Team

Reagan Biechler, Wichita State
Collin Braithwaite, Illinois State
Camden Duzenack, DBU
Seth Elledge, DBU
Devlin Granberg, DBU
Alex Jefferson, Missouri State
Jordan Knutson, Missouri State
Greg Lambert, Southern Illinois
Owen Miller, Illinois State
Kyle Moore, Indiana State
Ryan Sabo, Southern Illinois
Travis Stone, DBU
Nathan Stong, BradleyHonorable Mention
Ian Kristan, Bradley
Connor Lungwitz, Wichita State
Ryan Netemeyer, Southern Illinois
Willie Schwanke, Wichita State
Travis Tokarek, Evansville

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