Loughman, Pink Named Daktronics-Scholar Athletes
Ravens two of 259 baseball players named to list
LEWISTON, Idaho – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) released the 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete baseball team in conjunction with the conclusion of the 2012 Avista-NAIA World Series on Friday.
Two members of the Raven baseball team were named to the list of 259 athletes from across the NAIA to be named Scholar Athletes.
Pitcher Adam Pink (Sr., Albuquerque, N.M.) and center fielder Ben Loughman (Soph., Lenexa) were recognized for their efforts this spring in the classroom and on the field.
To be eligible to receive the honor, the athletes must be nominated by an institution's head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status.
While Loughman is a sophomore on the field, he red-shirted two years ago and is a junior in academic standing. He played in 43 games, starting in 42 this past season for head coach Doc Beeman.
Loughman was the Ravens second leading hitter with a .340 average. He was tied for first on the team with 9 doubles and was third on the team in stolen bases with six but also reached safely on all six attempts.
For Pink, the Scholar Athlete honor marks the second time he has earned the award in two years.
Pink pitched in 10 games this season for the Ravens, earning five starts. He finished with a record of 2-4 and was fourth on the team with a 6.10 earned run average. He finished in a tie for fourth on the staff with 26 strikeouts over 41.1 innings pitched.