Army's Zach Price named Patriot League Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year

PATRIOTLEAGUEDOTORG Army second baseman Zach Price
Army second baseman Zach Price

May 9, 2012

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — Army senior second baseman Zach Price is the 2012 Patriot League Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year and he’s one of 10 student-athletes named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team, announced Wednesday.

The Academic All-Patriot League Team was added for all sports beginning in the 2010-11 season to honor additional student-athletes who excel both on and off the field.

Price becomes the seventh student-athlete from Army and the fourth consecutive Black Knight to win the prestigious Scholar-Athlete award. He also becomes a member of the Academic All-League Team for the second time in his career. He is joined by Bucknell’s David Duffett, Russell Seidell, Jack Boehm and Matt Lamore; Holy Cross’ Jordan Enos, Patrick Puentes and Nate Koneski; Lafayette’s Chris Boyce and Lehigh’s Cory Kent.

Price, a native of Cantonment, Fla., has a 3.732 GPA in systems engineering. He has been named to the Dean’s List every semester since arriving at West Point (earning 3.0 GPA or better each semester). He received the Superintendent’s Award (top 20 percent of his class) each semester and he’s currently ranked 157th of 1,037 cadets in the West Point senior class. Price was named a Distinguished Cadet (GPA of 3.67 or better) each semester and he’s a member of the New York Alpha Zeta Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the National Honorary Mathematics Society.

He was a member of the inaugural All-Patriot League Baseball Academic Team and has been named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll each of his first three seasons. Price is a finalist for this year’s Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award and he was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America District I second team each of the past two seasons.

Price earned All-Patriot League First Team honors for the third time in his career, ranking eighth in the League with a .323 batting average. He led the League with 44 runs scored and ranks third in stolen bases with 14. He also has 23 RBIs.

Enos, a Second-Team All-League first baseman, has the Academic All-League Team’s second highest GPA with a 3.59 in mathematics and economics. Enos is a first-time selection. His teammate, Koneski, earns his second straight selection with a 3.40 GPA in chemistry. Puentes, a psychology and economics major at Holy Cross, has a 3.20 GPA. Both Koneski (starting pitcher) and Puentes (outfield) were named to the All-League First Team.

Bucknell led the League with four seniors named to the Academic All-League Team. Seidell, a mechanical engineering major, and Boehm, a civil engineering major, both have a 3.41 GPA. Lamore has a 3.40 GPA in biology and Duffett has a 3.35 GPA in mechanical engineering.

Kent, who was named an All-League Second Team pitcher, also becomes a two-time selection to the Academic All-League Team, posting a 3.36 GPA as a history and secondary education (social studies) major.

Boyce, a senior pitcher for the Leopards, rounds out the team with his 3.37 GPA in mechanical engineering.

To be eligible for the Scholar-Athlete of the Year award and the Academic All-Patriot League Team, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average and be a starter or key player in his/her sport. Freshmen or students in their first academic year at their school are not eligible for the honor.

The Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year for each individual sport comprises the pool of nominees for the Patriot League Male and Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards given out over the summer. One male and one female are selected for this honor.

Patriot League Baseball Scholar Athlete of the Year
Zach Price, Army, Sr.

Academic All-Patriot League Team
Zach Price, Army, Sr.
David Duffett, Bucknell, Sr.
Russell Seidell, Bucknell, Sr.
Jack Boehm, Bucknell, Sr.
Matt Lamore, Bucknell, Sr.
Jordan Enos, Holy Cross, Jr.
Patrick Puentes, Holy Cross, Jr.
Nate Koneski, Holy Cross, Sr.
Chris Boyce, Lafayette, Sr.
Cory Kent, Lehigh, Sr.