Baseball well-represented on MIAA academic list

By FHSU SPORTS INFORMATION

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Fort Hays State baseball team had 23 student-athletes recognized on the 2021 MIAA Baseball Academic Honor Roll, announced Monday (June 1) by the league office. In addition to being listed on the academic honor roll, Jacob Ensz and Grant Schmidt both earned the MIAA Scholar-Athlete Award.

Ensz picked up the Scholar-Athlete Award after earning honorable mention All-MIAA status thanks to six saves and an average of 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings. An Information Networking & Technology major emphasizing in Cyber Security, Ensz completed his bachelor’s degree last month with a grade point average of 3.94. This is his second academic honor roll recognition.

Schmidt earned the Scholar-Athlete Award thanks to being named an honorable mention All-MIAA selection. He led the Tigers with 11 home runs, 12 doubles, two triples, 43 hits, 37 runs, 29 RBI, 92 total bases, a .676 slugging percentage and a .408 on-base percentage. A Health and Human Performance major, Schmidt maintains a 3.93 GPA. He has now been listed on the MIAA Academic Honor Roll twice.

Other Tigers on the academic honor roll included Tyler Olson and Ryan Ruder, who both earned their third-such honor. Jace Armstrong, Zach Berg, Jacob Bouzide, Griffin Brunson, Jacob Callaway, Jake Campbell, Cade Flaherty, Dylan Hamilton, Tanner Lukowski, Jordon McFarland, Jacob Pryor, Jason Robertson, Brayden Smith, Jake Steinbring, Garrett Stephens, Ridge Stephens, Kade Wallace, Padraic Walsh and Jaxson Webb were all listed for the second time.

To qualify as a Scholar-Athlete an individual must have a grade point average used by the institution for purposes of NCAA academic certification of 3.50 at the certifying member institution. They must also have at least two terms of attendance at the certifying member institution, excluding summer terms. The student-athlete must also earn All-MIAA honors during the current season, which in track and field is awarded to the top three finishers in each event at the conference championships.

To be recognized on the Academic Honor Roll, one must have a grade point average used by the institution for purposes of NCAA academic certification of 3.00 at the certifying member institution. The individual must also have at least two terms of attendance at the certifying member institution, excluding summer terms. Transfers and true freshman are recognized at the conclusion of the school year, after they meet the two terms of attendance requirement.

2021 MIAA Baseball Academic Honor Roll
Name Class GPA Major Hometown
Jace Armstrong Jr. 3.75 Information Networking & Technology (Digital Media) Hays, Kan.
Zach Berg R-Jr. 3.60 HHP (Recreation/Sport Management) Parker, Colo.
Jacob Bouzide R-Jr. 3.28 Biology Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Griffin Brunson R-Jr. 3.85 HHP (Recreation/Sport Management) Garden City, Kan.
Jacob Callaway R-Fr. 3.39 Agriculture (Animal Science) Brighton, Colo.
Jake Campbell R-Fr. 3.12 Finance (Financial Planning) Fort Collins, Colo.
* Jacob Ensz R-Jr. 3.94 Information Networking & Technology (Cyber Security) Wichita, Kan.
Cade Flaherty R-Fr. 3.09 Management Omaha, Neb.
Dylan Hamilton R-Jr. 3.23 HHP (K-12 Teaching/Coaching) Whitewater, Kan.
Tanner Lukowski R-Fr. 3.19 Management (Operations Management) Omaha, Neb.
Jordon McFarland R-Fr. 3.68 Psychology Brighton, Colo.
Tyler Olson R-Sr. 3.50 Technology Studies (Construction Management) Olathe, Kan.
Jacob Pryor Sr. 3.84 Technology Studies (Construction Management) Rantoul, Kan.
Jason Robertson R-Fr. 3.18 Management (Entrepreneurship) Flower Mound, Texas
Ryan Ruder R-Sr. 3.10 Health & Human Performance Hays, Kan.
* Grant Schmidt R-Jr. 3.93 Health & Human Performance Hastings, Neb.
Brayden Smith R-Jr. 3.27 Business Education (Corporate Communication) Great Bend, Kan.
Jake Steinbring R-So. 3.00 Finance (Financial Planning) Manhattan, Kan.
Garrett Stephens R-Sr. 3.97 Management Lenexa, Kan.
Ridge Stephens R-So. 3.29 HHP (Recreation/Sport Management) Tushka, Okla.
Kade Wallace R-Jr. 3.54 Health & Human Performance Clay Center, Kan.
Padraic Walsh R-Jr. 3.09 HHP (Recreation/Sport Management) Aurora, Colo.
Jaxson Webb R-Fr. 3.58 Health & Human Performance Lawrence, Kan.

* indicates MIAA Scholar-Athlete Award

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