Lafayette Baseball Places Six on Academic Honor Roll

Go Leopards! Frank Cortazar achieved a 4.0 GPA and was one of five Lafayette baseball players selected to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
Frank Cortazar achieved a 4.0 GPA and was one of five Lafayette baseball players selected to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

Aug. 9, 2005

EASTON, Pa. ( - Frank Cortazar (Miami, Fla./Ransom Everglades) registered a 4.0 GPA in the 2005 spring semester and heads a contingent of six Lafayette baseball players on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

A Biochemistry major, Cortazar checked in with a .310 batting average during his sophomore season when he started 43 games at third base. He also managed selection to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District II Team. Cortazar's classmate, James Conrad (Columbia, Md./Atholton), posted equally impressive grades, achieving a 3.9 GPA while majoring in Mathematics. Conrad was the team's lead off hitter, leading the team with a .376 batting average and 39 runs scored.

Matt Revelle (Columbia, Md./Atholton) and Tom Phelan (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial), both senior members of the Lafayette pitching staff, were also named to the Honor Roll following their junior seasons. Phelan (1-3, 6.91 ERA) earned a 3.67 GPA in Mechanical Engineering while Revelle notched a 3.40 GPA in Economics and Business. Revelle was the team's ace in 2005, finishing with a 5-4, a 3.81 ERA and four complete games.

Freshmen Tom Hayes (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West) and Tyler Zeronda round out the list. Hayes posted a 3.25 GPA while majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Hayes played in 32 games, starting 19 in the outfield. Zeronda managed a 3.35 GPA in History and Government & Law. He was the starting second baseman, playing in 40 games.

Lafayette's six Academic Honor Roll selections were the third most in the Patriot League baseball ranks behind Bucknell (19) and Holy Cross (10) and ahead of Army (4), Navy (4) and Lehigh (2). To be eligible for the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must earn a 3.20 grade point average in the spring semester and be awarded a varsity letter. Varsity letter requirements differ at each Patriot League institution.

A total of 863 student-athletes were named to the League's Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll, including 53 with 4.0 GPAs.



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