UIC Baseball's Rosner Earns GTE/Academic All-District V Accolades|
May 15, 2000
Chicago, Ill. - University of Illinois at Chicago baseball sophomore John Rosner (Ottawa, Ill./Marquette) has not only been successful on the baseball diamond this season, but also in the classroom as the Flames' starting first baseman has landed himself a spot on the GTE/Academic All-District V Baseball Team.
Rosner, a Teaching of History major, sports a 3.40 GPA on a 4.00 scale and was one of just 11 players selected from District V, which consists of all qualifying student-athletes from Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ontario and Manitoba. To be nominated, the student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.20 GPA and they must have reached sophomore status, both academically and athletically.
On the field this season, Rosner has compiled a .345 batting average, second-highest on the squad, with a team-best 18 stolen bases. Additionally, he has 57 hits, 36 runs scored and 34 RBI and sports a stellar .991 fielding percentage as he has committed just two errors in over 220 total chances. In UIC's three-game sweep at Iowa earlier this month, Rosner's bat was scorching as he went 8-for-14 (.571) with seven runs scored, nine RBI, one double, one home run and three triples.
Last weekend, Rosner helped the Flames' reach the 30-win plateau for just the fourth-time in school history while UIC (30-24) also clinched its first-ever MCC regular-season championship with an 8-4 victory over the Detroit Titans on Sunday. This Thursday, May 18, Rosner will lead the #2 Flames into the 2000 MCC Championships in Dayton, Ohio, as they face off against Wright State in the first round.
Rosner, along with the other 10 members of the all-academic team, will now have their names forwarded to the national ballot where they will represent the District V.