Prinzing Is The UAB Student-Athlete Of The Week

UABSPORTS.COM Last week, senior designated hitter Ryan Prinzing collected his third career triple.
UABSPORTS.COM
Last week, senior designated hitter Ryan Prinzing collected his third career triple.
UABSPORTS.COM

Feb. 26, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Senior designated hitter Ryan Prinzing of the UAB baseball team is the UAB Student-Athlete of the Week, as announced on Wednesday. The UAB Student-Athlete of the Week recognizes Blazer student-athletes who standout on and off their respective fields of play.

Prinzing and the UAB baseball team have gotten off to a hot start to the 2014 season. UAB has won its first eight games, its best start to a year since 2003.

The Oswego, Ill. native leads the squad in batting average (.385), triples (1), RBI (6), slugging percentage (.462), and on-base percentage (.543). Last week, Prinzing batted .500 over a five-game stretch, had 4 RBI, and collected his third triple of his collegiate career.

Off the field, Prinzing excels in the classroom, as well. The management major owns a 3.67 cumulative GPA. Last year, Prinzing became the first member of the UAB baseball program to earn Academic All-America accolades. In addition, he is a three-time member of the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

Prinzing and the UAB baseball team take on Samford on Wednesday afternoon on the road. First pitch is slated for 3 p.m.

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