Connor Foley Named Recipient of GLIAC Commissioner’s Award

Connor Foley Named Recipient of GLIAC Commissioner’s Award
 BAY CITY, MICH. – Connor Foley of the Northwood University baseball team has been named a recipient of a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Commissioner's Award, the league announced Thursday (June 15).

The awards are presented after the Fall, Winter, and Spring athletic seasons to six female and six male student-athletes that excel both in the classroom and on the fields of play. All grade-point averages are based on a 4.0 scale.

It is the first time in his career Foley has earned the award.

Foley completed a remarkable career for Northwood with a stellar senior campaign in which he compiled a .401 batting average in the regular season. Foley concluded the regular season second in the GLIAC in runs scored with 60, third in batting average at .401, third in the league in on base percentage at .494 and tied for the second most hits in the GLIAC with 79, and was named First Team All-GLIAC. Foley continued the impressive play in the post season and set a school record in runs scored with 74. Foley's 93 hits broke the school record previously held by Kevon Ventimiglia (71) from the 1998 season and ranks second all-time in hits in a season to teammate David Vinsky. Additionally, Foley earned Third Team All-America honors from the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and was also named a Third Team Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

 An accounting major, Foley finished the academic year with a 3.75 grade point average and played a pivotal role in the most successful season in Northwood baseball history that included the school's first ever GLIAC regular season championship, GLIAC tournament title, a school record for wins, a top ten national ranking, and a #1 seed in the Midwest Region.