Grant Miller Named a MAC Distinguished Scholar Athlete
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Western Michigan junior Grant Miller was named a Mid-American Conference (MAC) Distinguished Scholar Athlete, the first time he has won the prestigious award in his career.
The Distinguished Scholar Athlete is a second-year award given to students who have excelled in athletics and academics. Following each season from the fall sports schedule, any student with a 3.20 GPA and participation in at least 50 percent of the contests was automatically named to the previously announced Academic All-MAC Team from each sport. Also, first-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence were not eligible for the award.
From the Academic All-MAC Teams, the faculty athletic representatives selected the ‘best of the best’ of our Academic All-MAC Teams to be honored with Distinguished Scholar Athlete Award for the 2015-16 season. The number of Distinguished Scholar Athletes from each sport were equivalent to the number of first-team selections or 33% of nominees, whichever was greater.
Miller, a Bay City, Mich. native that boasts a 3.75 GPA in integrated supply management, started 56 games at third base during the 2016 season. He finished as the team leader in RBI (36), at-bats (215) and total bases (215) while tying for the team lead with two triples. He was second in batting average (.321) and runs (31) while finishing third in doubles (10). He had 20 multiple hit games, including a 4-for-5 game with two doubles and three RBI against Florida A&M on March 6. He holds the school record in career hit by pitches with 41 and had the fourth highest hitting streak in WMU history at 19 games.
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