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FSCC baseball sets academic pace

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Fort Scott Community College baseball team had another impressive semester in the classroom, marking the seventh academic semester in a row that the team has earned a team grade-point average surpassing a 3.0.

This fall, Greyhound baseball players earned a team GPA of 3.33. Of the 36 players on the team, 30 earned a GPA above 3.0 including three who had a perfect 4.0, while 11 had a GPA above 3.5, and 16 more had between a 3.0-3.49 GPA.

Success in the classroom is the highest priority for the program and both the players and coaching staff take great pride in the team's academic achievement.

"We have an overriding goal of winning a national championship in Team GPA every year," FSCC head coach John Hill III said. "The last three years we have finished sixth, third, and fourth in the nation out of 391 NJCAA Baseball programs. We do have a lot of competition, but the GPA our team earned this fall is a great start toward our goal."

The Greyhounds head into the spring looking to build off of a 2011 season that saw a record 11 players on the All-Conference team along with four Academic All-Americans. The Greyhounds, 42-18 last season, open their season at home February 11 and 12 with a four-game weekend series against Southeast Nebraska Community College.

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