2014 JOE NUXHALL CLASSIC MVP
2014 Season (Junior): Was named the College Sports Madness American Player of the Week (4/22) ... earned a spot on the American Athletic Conference honor roll (4/21) ... was awarded the Joe Nuxhall Classic MVP (4/9) ... made a team-high 15 appearances with nine starts on the mound ... finished with two complete games on the year ... recorded 31 strikeouts ... pitched his first-career complete game shutout in a 2-0 win over crosstown rival Xavier (4/15) with five strikeouts ... threw his first-career complete game in a win over Miami (Ohio) (4/9) in the championship game of the Joe Nuxhall Classic with a career-high six strikeouts ... made his first start of the season against Kentucky (3/5) ... pitched in relief during the first game of the season against Elon (2/16).
2013 Season (Sophomore):Made 15 appearances and five starts for the Bearcats ... pitched 38.2 innings with 24 strikeouts ... recorded a 4.35 ERA and a .245 opponent batting average ... made four consecutive starts to close the season against Pittsburgh (4/28), Seton Hall (5/4), Santa Clara (5/11) and Notre Dame (5/17) ... struck out a career-high six batters in 5.0 innings pitched versus Pittsburgh (4/28) ... picked up a win over in-state rival Ohio State (4/17), scattering three hits in 5.0 innings ... won his first game of the season over Toledo (4/3) ... made his first appearance against Michigan State (2/22).
2012 (Freshman): Pitched in 14 games with six starts ... posted a 5.55 ERA with 17 strikeouts in 35.2 innings ... did not allow an earned run in seven appearances ... struck out season-best four vs. Rutgers (4/28) ... tossed season-best five innings vs. USF (4/7).
High School: Twice earned all-Greater Western Ohio Conference and all-area honors at Northmont ... went 10-1 with 124 strikeouts in 95 innings pitched in two seasons ... helped Thunderbolts to consecutive league titles and a district championship in 2011 ... two year letterwinner on the bowling team ... twice named conference honorable mention junior and senior bowling seasons.
Personal: Full name is Grant S. Walker ... son of Steve and Crystal Walker ... majoring in mechanical engineering.