UC Baseball Excels at Hitting the Books
Sr. C Jake Saylor earned a 4.0 GPA during the fall semester.

Dec. 16, 2011

CINCINNATI - As the University of Cincinnati baseball team readies for the start of the 2012 season in February, the Bearcats proved more than prepared in the classroom during the 2011 fall quarter.

Twenty-one student-athletes on the baseball team recorded a grade point average of at least 3.0 for a cumulative team GPA of 3.078.

Nine members of the team were named to the dean's list with GPAs of at least 3.4, led by senior catcher Jake Saylor (Chandler, Ariz./Hamilton/Paradise Valley CC) and junior infielder/catcher J.P. Jackson (Bowling Green, Ky./Bowling Green HS/Western Kentucky), who both scored a perfect 4.0 GPA during the fall quarter.

"We make it very clear during the recruiting process and after the players arrive that their academic careers are of tremendous importance," said UC baseball head coach Brian Cleary. "Our players have established a strong tradition of academic success and I am pleased that it continued this fall."

Following the winter break, the UC baseball team will begin preseason training the first week of January in preparation for its season opener on Feb. 17 against Purdue University in Clearwater, Fla. as part of the BIG EAST/Big Ten Challenge.

Season tickets for the 2012 UC baseball season are currently on sale with a special promotional price of just $10. To purchase season tickets for all 30 home games at Marge Schott Stadium, contact the UC ticket office by calling 1-877-CATS-TIX or online at catstix.com.