Prinzing Named Capital One Academic All-America

DH Ryan Prinzing maintained a 3.62 GPA and hit .335 for the season

May 31, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- Junior Ryan Prinzing of the UAB baseball team was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Third Team, announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Friday.

Prinzing, a native of Oswego, Ill., becomes the first UAB baseball player in program history to be named an Academic All-America honoree.  

In his third year as a Blazer, Prinzing has continued to rack up the academic honors.  Earlier this season he earned Capital One Academic All-District and earned a spot on the Conference USA All-Academic squad.

The designated hitter maintained a 3.62 GPA as a management major and is a three-time Dean's List and C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll selection.

At the plate, Prinzing was a force in the middle of the Blazer lineup all season long. He hit a team-best .335, ranking third in the conference and also topped the team in runs scored (38), homers (3) and on-base percentage (.441).  Prinzing's on-base percentage was second highest in the league.

Prinzing hit even better in league play, collecting a .352 average, slugging .500, reaching base at a .464 clip, scoring 20 runs, knocking in 22 and recording 31 hits.  He ranked in the top-10 in C-USA in all six statistical categories listed.