Junior second baseman Taylor Sibala led the baseball team on the playing field as well as in the classroom in 2010.
Sibala, a native of Overland Park, Kan., and a Blue Valley Northwest High School graduate, batted .366 with nine doubles and a team-leading 39 runs scored and 11 stolen bases this past spring.
Sibala, a mechanical engineering technology major with a perfect 4.00 GPA, claimed first-team ESPN The Magazine® Academic All-America honors following the season.
Sibala also was one of three Pitt State players to garner All-MIAA honors after the Gorillas finished a disappointing season with a 15-29 overall record (13-27 MIAA). Pitt State’s final record was a bit deceiving with the Gorillas suffering eight losses by two or fewer runs.
In addition to Sibala’s play, junior shortstop Jeremy Graves, from Albany, Ore., batted .380 with a team-leading nine home runs and 37 RBIs, earning honorable mention All-MIAA honors. Senior outfielder Rhett Rigby, from Oak Grove, Mo., also hit .348 with 12 doubles and 34 RBIs to earn honorable mention All-MIAA honors.