Matt Fanelli Named Pacific-10 Baseball Scholar-Athlete

June 16, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Washington State University senior designated hitter Matt Fanelli is the recipient of the 2010 Toyo Tires Pacific-10 Conference Baseball Scholar-Athlete award.

Fanelli is a native of Olympia, Wash., and carried a 3.78 grade point average in psychology. He batted .318 with 15 doubles, seven home runs and 47 RBI and was named honorable mention All-Pac-10. He was a Pac-10 All-Academic First Team selection in 2010, the third-straight season he earned the honor.

Washington State has won the award each of the last three seasons. Left-handed pitcher Jayson Miller was the recipient in 2008 and catcher Greg Lagreid garnered the award last season.

In order to be eligible for the Pac-10 Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, a student-athlete must be a senior (in athletics eligibility) on track to receive a degree, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, participate in at least 50 percent of the scheduled contests in the sport and have a minimum of one year in residence at the institution. Each Pac-10 institution nominates one individual per sport, and the winners are selected by a committee of Pac-10 staff members at the conclusion of each sport's regular season. The athletic accomplishments of the nominees are a consideration in the voting for the award. Toyo Tires will donate $1,000 to the scholarship fund at the institution of the award winner.