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BYU baseball: eight Cougar players receive WCC academic honors

By Ralph R. Zobell

For the Deseret News

Published: Thursday, July 25 2013 2:25 p.m. MDT

Eight BYU baseball players were recognized by the West Coast Conference in its 12th annual Commissioner's Honor Roll.

Collin Braithwaite, who had a 3.60 grade point average in pre-management, was recognized for Silver Honors (3.74-3.50) by the WCC. He was joined by fellow freshman Nate Favero, who had a 3.04 GPA for Bronze honors. Braithwaite and Favero received mission calls and will not be playing for the Cougars in 2014.

The six Cougar baseball players receiving Bronze level recognition (3.49-3.00) were Andy Isom, Portuguese 3.31; Adam Law, sociology 3.28; Bret Lopez, exercise science 3.29; Adam Miller, psychology 3.19; Cody Shepherd, physical education teaching/coaching 3.10; and Derek Speigner, chemistry 3.09.

“With the many hours we require of these guys athletically, they must be great managers of their time and be disciplined in their academic endeavors to achieve such high academic success,” BYU coach Mike Littlewood said. “I'm constantly amazed at the dedication and commitment to academics these student athletes exhibit.”

Law and Lopez were earlier recognized as Academic All-West Coast Conference selections. Law and Miller signed pro baseball contracts in June with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks, respectively.

Ralph R. Zobell has worked for BYU Athletic Media Relations in various capacities for over 30 years. You can view his bio at http://byucougars.com/staff/athletics/ralph-zobell or contact him at ralph_zobell@byu.edu.

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