Thursday, June 10, 2010 | Baseball
2010 Scholar-Athlete Teams

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Thirteen league baseball players have been named to the 2010 MVC Scholar-Athlete First team, including five unanimous selections, as voted on by the conference's baseball sports information directors and announced by the league office today.  Illinois State's Ryan Court earned his second first team honor, and was joined on the first team by uncontested selections Alex Acheson of Evansville, Nathan Forer of Southern Illinois and Wichita State's Jordan Cooper and Cody Lassley.

Wichita State earned the most first team selections, as Shocker teammates Bret Bascue and Logan Hoch join Cooper and Lassley.  Indiana State and Evansville each had three members, including Sycamores Kyle Burnam, Ben Ferrell, and Luke Fieser, while Acheson is joined by Purple Aces' teammates Trentt Copeland and Keegan Dennis.  Creighton's T.J. Roemmich, a three-time selection after earning honorable mention honors in both 2009 and 2008, rounds out this year's first team.

Nine of the 13 first team spots are held by graduating seniors, with three sophomores and one junior completing the makeup of the first team.

In all, six league schools are represented on the first team, with an additional two student-athletes named to the honorable mention team.  A total of 25 student-athletes were nominated for scholar-athlete honors. 

The criteria for the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Team voting parallels the CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) standards for Academic All-America voting.  Nominees must be starters or important reserves, with at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average.  Student-athletes must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their institution and must have completed at least one full academic year at their institution. 

2010 MVC Baseball Scholar-Athlete First Team 

Name, School 

Yr.

Pos.

GPA

Major  Hometown/HS 
Alex Acheson, Evansville 

Sr.

OF 

3.49

Accounting Champaign, Ill. (Champaign Central)
Bret Bascue, Wichita State 

Sr.

OF 

3.29

Business Administration Derby, Kan. (Derby)
Kyle Burnam, Indiana State

So.

OF 

3.37

Management Marshall, Ill. (Marshall)
Jordan Cooper, Wichita State

So.

RHP 

3.65

Criminal Justice Berryton, Kan. (Shawnee Heights)
Trentt Copeland, Evansville 

So.

 2B 

3.71

Marketing Guelph, Ontario (John F. Ross CVI)
Ryan Court, Illinois State^

Jr.

3B

3.77

Business Teacher Education Sleepy Hollow, Ill. (Dundee-Crown)
Keegan Dennis, Evansville

Sr.

RHP 

3.29

Writing Carmi, Ill. (White County/John A. Logan)
Ben Ferrell, Indiana State

Sr.

SS

3.58

Physical Education/Exercise Science Aurora, Colo. (Rangeview/Hutchinson CC)
Luke Fieser, Indiana State

Sr.

3B 

3.29

Communication  Woodinville, Wash. (Woodinville/Columbia Basin CC)
Nathan Forer, Southern Illinois

Sr.

RHP 

3.75

Sociology Brampton, Ontario (Mayfield/Kaskaskia College)
Logan Hoch, Wichita State

Sr.

LHP 

3.30

Sport Management Wichita, Kan. (Southeast/Hutchinson CC)
Cody Lassley, Wichita State

Sr.

C

3.36

Sociology Wichita, Kan. (South)
T.J. Roemmich, Creighton*!

Sr.

OF 

3.87

Economics  West Des Moines, Iowa (Dowling Catholic)
^2009 First Team; *2009 Honorable Mention; !2008 Honorable Mention

2010 MVC Baseball Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention

Name, School 

Yr.

Pos.

GPA

Major  Hometown/HS 
Kevin Hall, Wichita State

So.

OF

3.73

Exercise Science Springfield, Ill. (Glenwood)
Mike Kickham, Missouri State

So.

LHP 

3.59

Biology  Springfield, Mo. (Glendale/Crowder College)