May 6, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- Ryan Prinzing of the UAB baseball team was recently named to the Capital One Academic All-District 4 Team announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Prinzing has stood out both in the classroom and on the diamond for head coach Brian Shoop this season.
A native of Oswego, Ill., Prinzing has maintained a 3.62 GPA as a management major, been named to the Dean's List three times and has garnered Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll accolades the past three academic years.
On the diamond, Prinzing has been a key cog in the UAB lineup. The designated hitter owns a .323 overall batting average and leads the Blazers in runs (33), homers (3) and on-base percentage (.419).
This past Friday, Prinzing clubbed what proved to be a game-winning grand slam in a 10-9 victory over No. 18th-ranked Rice.
By being named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team, Prinzing advances to the Academic All-American ballot, with voting beginning by CoSIDA members on Tuesday.