Washington’s Cerrillo named 2019 Pac-12 baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year

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SAN FRANCISCO – WASHINGTON senior outfielder Mason Cerrillo was named the Pac-12 Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the 2019 season, the Conference office announced today. The award, which is presented in each of the 24 sports the Pac-12 sponsors, was established to honor collegiate student-athletes who are standouts both academically and in their sports discipline.

Cerrillo, a native of Auburn, Wash., was voted by his teammates to be one of Washington’s four captains for this season because of his leadership qualities on and off the field. He boasts a 3.69 grade-point average studying public health and environmental health. He is interested in becoming a firefighter or physical therapist. Cerrillo was recently named a first team Pac-12 All-Academic honoree and first team Academic All-District 8 selection, making the Dean’s List in four of his five quarters at Washington. When he is not excelling in the classroom or on the diamond, he is giving back to his community, volunteering at local food banks, working at youth baseball camps and spending time with at-risk kids in the Omaha area.

On the field, he has made a notable impact in just two seasons with the team. Cerrillo transferred from Washington State and played his first season with the Huskies in 2018 when Washington reached its first-ever NCAA College World Series. Cerrillo played a major part in the Huskies historic run, leading the team with 76 hits and 23 multi-hit games on the season, as well as going a team-best 4-for-8 at the CWS. He earned All-Pac-12 honorable mention honors in 2018. This season, he has played in all but one game for the Huskies while racking up 52 hits and 25 RBI. He is the second Husky all-time to be named the Pac-12 Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

A Scholar-Athlete of the Year will be named in each of the Pac-12’s 24 sponsored sports: baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, beach volleyball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, football, men’s golf, women’s golf, women’s gymnastics, women’s lacrosse, men’s rowing, women’s rowing, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, softball, men’s swimming & diving, women’s swimming & diving, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, men’s track & field, women’s track & field, women’s volleyball, and wrestling. The award was first established during the 2007-08 academic year.

ALSO NOMINATED: Jakob Goldfarb, OREGON; Bryce Fehmel, OREGON STATE; Jake Pries, UCLA; Chase Bushor, USC; Erick Migueles, UTAH.

PREVIOUS BASEBALL SCHOLAR-ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

Year Scholar-Athlete
2018-19 Mason Cerrillo, Washington
2017-18 Jack Anderson, Oregon State
2016-17 Max Engelbrekt, Oregon State
2015-16 Nick Halamandaris, California
2014-15 Tyler Davis, Washington
2013-14 Collin Slaybaugh, Washington State
2012-13 Mark Appel, Stanford
2011-12 Andrew Triggs, Stanford
2010-11 Chris Metzger, USC
2009-10 Matt Fanelli, Washington State
2008-09 Greg Lagreid, Washington State
2007-08 Jayson Miller, Washington State

 

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