July 1, 2013
ATHENS, Ohio - Six Ohio University baseball players received Academic Honorable Mention recognition by the Mid-American Conference last Friday.
Brice Nikithser (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Nick Plys (Parma, Ohio), J.R. Reynolds (Cincinnati, Ohio), Dan Schmidt (Lynnwood, Wash.), Tyler Wells (Lexington, Ky.) and Scott White (Jacksonville, Fla.) were each selected to the team.
Nikithser saw action in 31 games this past season. The Ohio sophomore posted a 3.803 grade point average in the classroom, majoring in physical education.
Plys made 14 appearances during his sophomore year in 2013. He also struck out 12, while holding a 3.301 GPA in finance.
Reynolds appeared in 22 games and made a career-best 13 starts in 2013. He also posted career highs in runs and walks during his senior season. In the classroom, Reynolds held a 3.890 GPA in coaching education.
Schmidt was one of the Bobcats' top offensive threats in 2013 as he led the team with five home runs. His 12 doubles and 51 hits ranked second on the team as he started in 52 games as a senior. He owned a 3.236 GPA in health services administration.
Wells appeared in 52 games as a sophomore and ranked fifth on the team in hits with 48. Earlier in the year, he picked up his 100th career hit. Away from the diamond, Wells sported a 3.665 GPA in sports management.
White posted a career-high 11 RBI during his junior season. His .987 fielding percentage was the third-best total on the team. He posted a 3.665 in coaching education.
The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.