NORMAN, Okla.--The Big 12 Conference named 47 student-athletes to the 2005 Academic All-Big 12 Baseball Team, including four Oklahoma Sooners, the league announced on Tuesday.
Among the honorees, sophomore Aaron Ivey (Oklahoma City), junior Scott Rooker (Dallas, Texas) and junior Ryan Rohilnger (West Bend, Wisc.) made the Academic All-Big 12 First Team while senior Matt Bose (Midland, Texas) was named to the second team.
Ivey, making his first appearance on the team along with Rooker and Rohlinger, was the only player nominated in the league with a 4.00 grade point average. Matt Bose was named to an academic team for the third consecutive year, after garnering first team accolades in 2003 and 2004.
Kansas placed a league-leading nine players on the academic squad, six on the first team and three on the second.
Nominated by each institution’s director of student-athlete support services and media relations offices, the baseball academic all-league squad consisted of 29 first team members combined with 18 on the second team. First team members include those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team are those who have a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.
To qualify student-athletes must record a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters. All players nominated must have participated in 60 percent of his team’s scheduled contests, while pitchers are required to have at least one inning pitched per game played by the team or have appeared in 35 percent of their team’s total games. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.