Four members of the West Virginia University baseball team have been named to the 2018 Academic All-Big 12 Baseball Team.
Junior right fielder Darius Hill was named to the first team, while senior right-handed pitcher Shane Ennis, sophomore catcher Chase Illig and sophomore right-hander Kade Strowd were recognized on the second team.
Hill, from Dallas, Texas, is honored for the second consecutive year after he was named to the second team as a sophomore. He is majoring in management.
A Romney, West Virginia, native, Ennis is named to an Academic All-Big 12 Team for the first time in his career. He completed his degree in athletic coaching education this semester.
Illig, a native of Bluefield, West Virginia, was named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team a year ago. He is pursuing a degree in sport management.
Strowd was named to the 2017 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team. A Fort Worth, Texas, native, he is majoring in general business.
First team members consist of those who have maintained a grade point average of 3.20 or better, while the second team selections hold a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.
To qualify, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 20 percent of their team’s scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.