Dec. 3, 2012
CINCINNATI — Junior outfielder Justin Glass (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll) was officially named team captain of the University of Cincinnati baseball team for the upcoming 2013 season, as announced to the team by head coach Brian Cleary on Friday.
“Justin is one of several strong leaders among our upperclassmen who this young team will rely on to provide a daily example of how to play hard and with great effort,” said Cleary, whose current roster features 26 first and second-year players.
Glass, a 2012 All-BIG EAST Conference First Team selection, is the first designated team captain for the Bearcats since 2010 when then-senior right-handed pitcher Tyler Smith held the title.
Glass was one of six players to finish 2012 among the BIG EAST leaders in batting average and steals. The 6-foot-2 left-handed slugger finished fourth in the conference with a .366 batting average, while his 15 stolen bases were tied for 11th.
His 83 hits are 13th all-time in the UC single-season record book, while his 21 doubles are tied for fourth. Nationally, his double and hit totals ranked 15th and 23rd, respectively, in all of NCAA Division I baseball.
Glass also finished in the BIG EAST Top 10 in several other categories after tying for second in hits and doubles, third in at-bats (227), sixth in total bases (115), and 10th in both slugging (.507) and total plate appearances (255).
Following the winter break, the UC baseball team will resume full-squad practices in January in preparation for its season opener Feb. 15, 2013 at Florida Atlantic.