Baseball Posts Highest Men's GPA for Second Straight Semester
Head Coach Ty Neal

May 22, 2014

CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati baseball team competed on the field and in the classroom this school year, posting its second consecutive record performance GPA.

The baseball Bearcats earned the highest GPA among all UC men’s teams for the second straight semester. The team worked for a 3.232 GPA in the fall, but topped that in the spring with a 3.347 GPA, even while in season.

“The quality team GPA our guys earned is a reflection of going to class and developing relationships with professors” said baseball head coach Ty Neal. “Academics is a priority in our program and in the athletic department. Dr. Joe Luckey (Sr. Associate AD/Student-Athlete Support Services) and our baseball advisor Chris Stone go out of their way to provide a first-class academic experience for our student-athletes. Program-wise, this is a product of the championship behavior expected of our club."

Three Bearcats players recorded perfect 4.0 GPAs in either semester with sophomore Mitch Patishall (Pendleton, Ind./Pendleton Heights) accomplishing the feat in the fall, sophomore Kyle Seeger (Cincinnati, Ohio/Reading) in the spring and sophomore Woody Wallace (Lewis Center, Ohio/Olentangy) getting the mark during both semesters.

The academic performance by the baseball team propelled the University of Cincinnati athletics department to its highest GPA ever recorded. Combined, all UC student athletes finished the 2014 spring semester with a 3.125 GPA.