Three Ranger Baseball Players Named 2011 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes

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Three Ranger Baseball Players Named 2011 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes

Three Ranger Baseball Players Named 2011 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes Northwestern Oklahoma State University senior baseball players Wade Schwerdtfeger, Chase Phelps and Chad Anglin were honored by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics as being named 2011 Softball Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. The trio was three of 228 baseball student-athletes recognized for the award.

Schwerdtfeger, a senior catcher from Kingfisher, nabbed the award for the second consecutive year. He ended his three-year career with a .312 batting average. This past season he hit .274 with six doubles, a triple and a home run. He drove in 19 runs in 44 games played.

Phelps, a two-year pitcher from Houston, Tex., is also a repeat NAIA scholar-athlete. He pitched 53 innings for the Rangers during the 2011 season, fanning 59 batters. Phelps finished the season with a 5.60 earned run average and held a 3-3 record on the mound in 19 appearances.

A native of Moore, Anglin played two seasons for Northwestern. He played in five games this season and had two hits in four at bats. Anglin picked up a run batted in and scored two runs while posting a .714 on base percentage.

In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach, 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 to qualify for this honor.

2011 Daktronics-NAIA Baseball Scholar-Athletes