SLU junior catcher Josh Cryer was named among the 24 student-athletes selected as 2009-10 Capital One Bank Southland Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Year in an announcement from the league office.
The academic accolade was just the latest for Cryer, who is an Accounting major with a 4.0 cumulative GPA. For each of the past two seasons, the Leesville native has been a first team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VI selection and was a first Southland Conference All-Academic selection in 2009. Cryer was also named the Outstanding Junior in the College of Business by Southeastern’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi.
On the field, Cryer was a key part of a Southeastern squad that won a school-record 40 games in 2010. The third team All-Southland Conference selection was hit by a pitch a league-high 22 times and posted a .425 on-base percentage. Cryer closed the season with a .312 batting average, 63 hits, 11 doubles, five home runs and 46 runs batted in.
The Southland Conference annually recognizes the outstanding male and female student-athletes from each of the league’s member institutions. Student-athletes must be a letter winner with a minimum 3.20 cumulative GPA and have completed at least two years of intercollegiate competition at the school from which he or she was nominated. The student-athletes were selected by their respective institution administrators.