Jun 25, 2012
Durham, N.C. — North Carolina Central University baseball senior Etienne Farquharson (Inagua, Bahamas) has been selected by the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference to receive the Nike Post Graduate Scholarship for his performance in the classroom and on the diamond, the league announced Monday.
This is the second such academic honor for Farquharson, who was also named to the Capital One Academic All-District III team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) sporting a 3.961 grade point average majoring in business.
“Etienne is an extremely bright and talented young man that deserves all the accolades he is receiving,” said NCCU head baseball coach Jim Koerner. “I am very proud of his academic accomplishments.”
Farquharson ended up hitting .239 with 11 RBI in his final season at NCCU, which included a 3-for-6 effort at-the-plate with a run scored, a stolen base, and an RBI in the Eagles series sweep over Florida A&M to end the conference slate.
NCCU finished the 2012 regular season 19-32 overall with a 13-10 mark in conference play.
The Nike Post Graduate Scholarship for $5,000 is awarded by the conference to both a male and female student-athlete who has excelled academically and athletically and are in their final season of intercollegiate athletics eligibility and competition under MEAC and NCAA regulations for the sport in which the student-athlete is nominated.
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