Five Baldwin Wallace University Student-Athletes Named to the Academic All-Ohio
Athletic Conference Baseball and Softball Teams
BEREA, OHIO -- Five Baldwin Wallace University student athletes have been named to the 2005 Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference teams in baseball and softball.
The five athletes chosen include senior third baseman/pitcher Mike Turchan (Mayfield Heights/ Mayfield), junior second baseman Kevin Brown (Cuyahoga Falls), senior catcher Adam Pajakowski (South Bend, Ind./ St. Joseph’s), junior catcher Nicole Loudin (Sheffield Lake/ Elyria Catholic) and senior pitcher/designated player K.C. Young (Olmsted Township/ Olmsted Falls).
Turchan, was an unanimous selection to the Acadmemic All-OAC team this season with a 3.52 GPA as an athletic training major. Turchan led the team this season with a .392 batting average with 38 base hits in 97 at bats including 29 runs scored, five doubles, one triple, nine homeruns and 36 runs batted in. He also had a team-leading .742 slugging percentage and had two stolen bases in three attempts. On the mound, Turchan had a 2-3 record with a 5.14 earned run average. He made seven appearances with seven starts and two complete games. Turchan allowed 51 base hits including 37 runs scored (24 earned runs), 15 walks and struck out 33 batters in 42 innings pitched. He was also a honorable mention Academic All-OAC selection in 2004. In addition to earning Academic All-OAC honors, he was also a first-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV pick for the second straight year.
Brown currently holds a 3.53 GPA in business administration/pre-law earning honorable mention Academic All-OAC honors. On the playing field, he is one of the top second baseman in the OAC. At the plate, Brown finished the season fourth on the team in batting average at .312 with 24 base hits in 77 at bats including six doubles and eight RBI. He also had a .390 slugging percentage and a .977 fielding percentage defensively. In addition to being named Academic All-OAC, Brown was also a second-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV selection.
Pajakowski was a Academic All-OAC selection with a 3.61 grade point average as an accounting major. This season, he shared time as the starting catcher playing in 20 games including three starts. At the plate, he batted .104 with five base hits and two runs batted in. For his career, he played in 68 total games and had a .290 lifetime batting average. He recorded 47 base hits including five doubles, two homeruns and 18 RBI. Defensively, Pajakowski had a .967 career fielding percentage with 337 putouts, 42 assists and 13 errors. This is his second selection to the Academic All-OAC team. Pajakowski earned honorable mention honors last season.
Loudin, a psychology major and two-time All-American, currently holds a 3.65 GPA and was an unanimous Academic All-OAC selection. She also earned Academic All-OAC honors last season. In 2005, she led the team in four statistical categories including hits (33), homeruns (five), slugging percentage (.563) and walks (11). Loudin became a three-time All-OAC selection earning second-team honors this spring. She has also made an impact in the classroom. Loudin currently holds a 3.65 grade point average and earned Academic All-OAC At-Large honors for the second consecutive season.
In only three seasons, Loudin holds the school record for most homeruns in a season (11), homeruns in a career (26) and most RBI in a season (41). She is a two-time National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division III All-American, three-time All-OAC award recipient and two-time Academic All-OAC. She also has earned first-team All-Central Region, first-team CoSIDA Academic All-District IV, two-time OAC hitter-of-the-week and 2003 OAC All-Tournament Team honors.
Young ends her four-year career with a 3.44 GPA in early childhood education, earning Academic All-OAC acolades. This is her second time being selected to the Academic All-OAC team. She was a honorable mention pick last year. On the playing field, Young played in 35 games both as a designated player and made 18 appearances as pitcher. On the mound, she had an 8-9 record and a 2.25 ERA allowing 101 base hits, 52 runs (38 earned runs), 21 walks and struck out 99 batters in 118 innings of work. At the plate, Young was third on the team in batting average at .322 (37 of 115) with a team leading eight doubles, two triples and 12 RBI. For her career, Young had a 21-24 record with a 2.32 lifetime ERA and 261 career strikeouts. She also had a .309 career batting average with 18 doubles, 4 triples and 31 RBI. In addition to earning Academic All-OAC honors this season, Young also was a first-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV selection.
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