June 27, 2005
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Graduated senior baseball player Trevor Thompson (Kent, Wash.) continued to rack up the honors on and off the diamond as he was named the Patriot League's Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, in voting done by the League's sports information directors. The honor is the latest in a long list of accolades for Thompson, who becomes the third Navy baseball player to win the award, joining Toby Moore (1995) and Dean Farmer (2003).
Thompson was recently named an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American, marking only the fourth time a Patriot League baseball student-athlete has been named to the first team. The history major graduated at the top of his class and left the Naval Academy with a 3.95 cumulative grade point average, after posting a perfect 4.0 GPA in his first seven semesters.
In the fall, Thompson was awarded one of 32 Rhodes Scholarships that are handed out each year by the committee of the Rhodes Trust. The 32 recipients were selected from a pool of 904 applicants. The prestigious honor will allow him to study at Oxford University beginning in October of this year. He was also selected into the Navy SEALS program.
On the field, Thompson led Navy with a career-high .322 batting average with 37 hits, 14 RBI and six doubles. Thompson was second in the League with his 18 stolen bases. Navy's team captain was named to the All-Patriot League Second Team, after batting .371 in League games.
To be eligible for this award, 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 are not eligible for this honor.