RANGER BASEBALL PLACES TWO ON DAKTRONICS-NAIA BASEBALL SCHOLAR-ATHLETE LIST

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RANGER BASEBALL PLACES TWO ON DAKTRONICS-NAIA BASEBALL SCHOLAR-ATHLETE LIST

RANGER BASEBALL PLACES TWO ON DAKTRONICS-NAIA BASEBALL SCHOLAR-ATHLETE LISTWade Schwerdtfeger and Chase Phelps, two Northwestern Oklahoma State University baseball players, have been named 2010 Daktronics-NAIA Baseball Scholar-Athletes by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Schwerdtfeger, a junior catcher from Kingfisher, batted .363 for Northwestern in his second season as a Ranger. He had 13 doubles and five home runs, while driving in 33 runs. Schwerdtfeger posted a 3.96 grade point average and is majoring in pre-med.

Phelps, also a junior in his second year at Northwestern, appeared in 10 games on the mound. He fanned 24 batters, while pitching 29 innings. Phelps is majoring in business administration.

“Chase and Wade are great examples of what it means to be a student-athlete,” stated head coach Ryan Bay. “They continue to lead by example in the classroom and on the field.”

Nominated by each institution's head coach, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, have achieved junior academic status to qualify and Nominee has been in attendance at the nominating institution two full academic years as a non-transfer student or a minimum of one full academic year as a transfer student.