July 27, 2012
CLEVELAND, Ohio - They say the best things comes in threes and for the NIU baseball team, threes company as seniors Troy White and Kyle Glancy and junior Jordan Huffman were named to the Academic All-Mid American Conference team as Honorable Mention honorees.
A native of Oak Park, Ill., Glancy lead the MAC in saves with 11, going 11-for-13 in save attempts this season (.846 save percentage). Glancy was twice named NIU Scholar Athlete of the Week this season and was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Preseason Stopper of the Year watch list in January. Alongside White, he graduated last May with a 3.31 GPA and a degree in marketing and was also a first team All-Academic pick.
White, a native of Chicago, Ill., completed his senior season and graduated in May, earning MAC West Player of the Week on April 17, NIU Scholar Athlete of the week twice and was one-of-30 candidates for the Lowes Senior CLASS Award. White was also honored as the recipient of the 2012 Nike Award, given to the Jackie Robinson Scholar Athlete that to serves his community. With a .294 batting average, 40 RBI, four triples, eight doubles and three home runs, White lead NIU on and off the field, receiving his degree in Business Administration with a cumulative grade point average of 3.38. White was a first team All-Academic selection in 2011.
Huffman, a junior from Sergaent Bluff, Iowa, is a General Studies major with a GPA of 3.67. Huffman finished second on the squad in batting average during the 2012 season, with a .321 average and carried a .947 fielding percentage in 46 games played.
The Academic All-MAC program is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.