Stetson University junior outfielder Mitchel Brennan was named the Atlantic Sun Conference player of the week on Monday, earning the weekly award for the second time this season.
Brennan, a native of Orlando, is the only Hatter to have been recognized by the A-Sun this year.
During the Hatters’ four games last week, Brennan hit an even .500 (6-for-12) with two doubles, five runs batted in and six runs scored. He opened his week by driving in both Stetson runs in a 2-1 loss to then No. 12 Miami before driving in three runs on three hits in the opening game of a weekend sweep of Lipscomb.
For the season, Brennan his hitting .303 with a team-leading 11 doubles, two triples, two homers and 27 knocked in, which is second on the team. Brennan also ranks among the top 25 players in the nation in both walks and walks per game this season.
The Hatters will return to action on Tuesday night at Melching Field when they host cross-county rival Bethune-Cookman for a single game. The first pitch is slated for 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday’s night’s game falls on National Student Athlete Day and the and the Stetson University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be celebrating with a complimentary Bar-B-Q in the players and coaches parking lot at Conrad Park for all student-athletes, coaches and athletic staff.
The Bar-B-Q will start at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by an on-field ceremony to recognize student-athletes for excellence in the classroom and on the field. That ceremony will take place at 6:20 p.m.
During the 2011 Fall semester, Stetson University student-athletes posted an average GPA of 3.23 as compared to the 2.98 GPA of the rest of the student body. A total of 70 male and 101 female athletes, out of 253 total, had a GPA in excess of 3.0 for the semester. A total of 71 were named to the honor roll and 101 others were named to the Dean’s List.
The highest team GPAs for the fall semester belonged to men’s tennis (3.623) and women’s tennis (3.544).
Stetson University tennis coach Pierre Pilote will also be recognized during pre-game festivities for achieving his 400th career victory.