PITTSBURGH -- Point Park University baseball players earned academic honors from the NAIA and the River States Conference this year led by seniors Anthony Garofalo and Logan Linder as NAIA-Daktronics Baseball Scholar-Athletes for 2016-17. 

NAIA-Daktronics Scholar Athletes are those who are juniors or seniors with grade-point averages above 3.50. Garofalo, a multi-year starter as a pitcher, carries a 3.75 GPA as a graduate student earning his MBA. Linder, a pitcher/outfielder, has a 3.51 GPA in criminal justice.

Garofalo and Linder led the Pioneers' honorees on the River States Conference Baseball Scholar-Athlete Team for 2016-17. That is for players who have a 3.25 GPA or higher, compete in an RSC sport and have been at their school for at least one year.

Point Park had a total of four players on the team with Cole Johnson having a 3.27 GPA in sports, arts and entertainment management and Matthew Mullen having a 3.32 GPA in behavioral sciences. There were 35 players in the conference who made the team this year. 

Click the links below for more information on the NAIA-Daktronics Scholar-Athletes and the RSC Baseball Scholar Team for 2016-17.

NAIA Release  |  RSC Release