Describe the qualities that your program is looking for in a potential student-athlete?
WE’RE LOOKING FOR OUTSTANDING STUDENTS, FIRST AND FOREMOST. GIVEN THE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AT OUR INSTITUTION, WE’RE TYPICALLY LOOKING FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES WHO HAVE AT LEAST AROUND 2100 ON THE SAT, AN ACT SCORES OF 31-32 OR BETTER, AND A CLASS RANK IN THE TOP 10%. ASIDE FROM THE ACADEMIC COMPONENT, WE’RE LOOKING FOR MATURE AND HIGHLY RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUALS WHO CAN BE TRUSTED WITH A LOT OF FREEDOM AND HIGH EXPECTATIONS. WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE INDIVIDUAL WILL BE A GOOD FIT FOR THE OVERALL CAMPUS COMMUNITY AND NOT JUST FOR OUR BASEBALL PROGRAM.
Could you give us an example of a current or former player who exceeded your expectations, highlighting the reasons that player excelled?
I DON’T NECESSARILY HAVE ONE EXAMPLE, BUT AS A TREND, OUR STUDENT-ATHLETES DEVELOP QUICKLY AND COMPLETELY BECAUSE THEY CARE ABOUT EACH OTHER AS TEAMMATES AND CREATE A COOPERATIVE ATMOSPHERE IN WHICH ALL INDIVIDUALS ARE TRYING TO BRING THE BEST OUT OF EACH OTHER.