Six WSU Baseball Players Named To Pacific-10 All-Academic Team

May 26, 2004

PULLMAN, Wash. - Pacific-10 Conference Commissioner Tom Hansen announced Wednesday six Washington State baseball players earned conference academic recognition. WSU had the most first team recipients, seniors Brett Beetham, Collin Henderson and Brandon Reddinger.

Senior pitcher Garrett Alwert, sophomore catcher Zach Franklin and sophomore outfielder Jay Miller earned honorable mention accolades.

This is the sixth time Henderson has earned the award, three times for football and three for baseball. The Puyallup native is maintaining a 4.00 GPA while working on his master's degree in athletic administration. The outfielder earned his bachelor's degree in sports management last spring with a minor in business. The team co-captain is tied for first among the conference in fielding percentage and has not made an error in two years.

Reddinger, a Kennewick native and team co-captain, earned the first team award for the third straight year while maintaining a 3.71 GPA in biology. The Cougar starting catcher leads the Pac-10 in runners picked off with eight.

Beetham is a Puyallup High graduate who has maintained a 3.78 GPA in political science. The right-handed relief pitcher boasts a 1.80 ERA in conference games, allowing just three hits and one earned run.

Alwert is a left-handed pitcher carrying a 3.09 GPA majoring in management information systems. The team co-captain is a Puyallup native with a 4-3 record and has made 18 appearances and seven starts this season while striking out 54 batters.

Miller is a native of Bellevue, carries a 3.20 GPA, and leads the Cougars in hitting with a .351 batting average. He has started every game this season in the outfield.

Franklin is a catcher who carries a 3.01 GPA while majoring in zoology. The Bellevue native has started 11 starts and has seen action in 33 games this year, hitting .309 while driving home eight runs.

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