May 22, 2019
SAN BRUNO, Calif. – Five Santa Clara baseball players garnered West Coast Conference All-Academic honors, the conference office announced on Wednesday. Eric Lex was named to the all-academic team while Tony Boetto, Jason Dicochea, Ryan McCarthy and Andre Nnebe received honorable mention recognitions.
Lex, a fifth-year senior boasts a 3.833 grade point average in graduate school studying educational leadership. This season, the right-handed pitcher led the Broncos with four saves posting a microscopic 1.07 ERA over 25 1/3 innings, struck out 32, and held the opposition to an .182 batting average.
On Tuesday, Lex was named All-WCC honorable mention.
Boetto, a sophomore, carries a 3.316 GPA as a finance major. The La Quinta, California native started 41 games behind the dish and appeared in a total of 44 games this season. He finished as the team's leading hitter with a .259 batting average.
Dicochea, a junior majoring in communications, carries a 3.231 GPA. He was the only Bronco to play in all 52 games and led the team in hits (52) and stolen bases (10).
Redshirt junior McCarthy completed his undergraduate coursework with a 3.291 GPA and will graduate in June with a degree in finance. The utility player started in 45 games this spring belting four home runs including a grand slam against regular season conference champion BYU to propel the Broncos to a win.
Nnebe, a redshirt sophomore, has a 3.264 GPA as a marketing major. The 6-foot-6 slugger finished second on the team in home runs with five.
It was the first all-academic recognitions for each of the student-athletes.
At the conclusion of each athletic season, the WCC selects an all-academic squad. To be considered, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average while also being a significant contributor to his team. Also the student-athlete must have at least sophomore athletic and academic standing with at least one year in residence completed at the nominating institution.