Moch earns Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete Award

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 9:00am

LEWISTON, Idaho -- The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced on Wednesday morning that Spring Hill College baseball pitcher Michael Moch has been named a 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete.

A senior left-hander from Cumming, Ga., Moch is a Business Management and Marketing major who was a two-year starter for head coach Frank Sims after a two-year career for head coach Daniel Head at Alabama Southern Community College.

In two seasons at SHC, Moch appeared in 17 games with 15 starts to compile a 4-7 record and one save. He built a 5.02 ERA over 82.2 innings pitched with 56 strikeouts.

Since the award was introduced in 1979, a total of 161 SHC student-athletes have received Scholar Athlete recognition from the NAIA.

This year a total of 266 baseball players were named 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes. Nominated by each institution's head coach, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and have achieved junior academic status to qualify.