KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The NAIA released the annual Baseball Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes and two Ravens were among the list of over 380 student-athletes to earn the 2017 honor.
In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved junior academic status.
The honor marks the second for Kirmer while it was the first for Jarecki in his first year of eligibility for the honor.
The Ravens posted an overall record of 35-22 in the second year under Coach Everman. They finished second in the Heart South with a 22-10 record in conference play and took fourth in the 2017 Heart Baseball Championships.
Kirmer graduated this May with a degree in Secondary Education & Math while Jarecki returns for this Senior year in 2018 while majoring in biology.
As a team, the baseball program finished the Spring semester with an overall GPA of 3.031 – above the department average of 3.011 – while placing 10 players on the Dean's List and one player on the President's List. In all, 55.5 percent of the program finished with a GPA of 3.0 or higher during the Spring semester.