May 25, 2010
RUSTON--Louisiana Tech catcher Clint Ewing was named to ESPN The Magazine's Academic all-American third team Tuesday.
"In my eyes Clint should be the Academic all-American of the year," Tech head coach Wade Simoneaux said. "He's great person, a great student and a great ball player. He definitely deserves this honor for how hard he works in the classroom. To be able to maintain a perfect GPA while majoring in civil engineering is an amazing accomplishment in itself and he truly deserves this honor."
Ewing, a junior catcher from Shreveport, La. has been solid for the Bulldogs all season behind the plate and has recorded 10 homeruns and 47 RBI to this point in the season with a .347 batting average. Earlier this season Ewing made history as he became the first player ever to hit a homerun at the Twin's new Target Field in a 9-1 win over Minnesota on March 27. In addition to his success on the field this season Ewing has also excelled off the field as he currently holds an amazing perfect 4.0 GPA in civil engineering.
Ewing and the rest of the Bulldog baseball team will be in action this week as they will be competing in the WAC tournament in Mesa, Ariz. Tech's opening round game will be on Wednesday as they get set to take on Hawai'i with first pitch scheduled for 6 p.m. CT at Hohokam Stadium.
Ewing and San Jose State infielder Karson Klauer were the only players from the WAC to be named to the list and Tulane's Rob Segedin was the only other player besides Ewing from a Louisiana based school to be named to the team.