Valparaiso University senior Jake Hanson (Yorkville, Ill. / Aurora Christian) was honored by the Horizon League on Friday as the league announced its 2017 baseball all-academic team.
Hanson was one of 14 Horizon League players honored for their success both on the playing field and in the classroom. Hanson graduated from Valparaiso in 2016 with a 3.72 grade point average in sport management. He is currently enrolled in Valpo’s Master of Business Administration program and holds a 3.50 GPA.
The designated hitter / catcher has started 51 of Valpo’s 52 games as a fifth-year senior this season. He’s enjoying a productive offensive season with a .294 average, one home run, 30 RBIs and 14 doubles.
2017 Horizon League Baseball All-Academic Team
Daulton Varsho, Milwaukee
Will Haueter, Northern Kentucky
Matt DiLeo, Oakland
Tyler Janish, Oakland
Nate Schweers, Oakland
Reid Birlingmair, UIC
Charlie Cerny, UIC
Ricardo Ramirez, UIC
Mitchell Schulewitz, UIC
Jake Hanson, Valparaiso
Web Charles, Youngstown State
Andrew Kendrick, Youngstown State
Nico Padovan, Youngstown State
Anthony Rohan, Youngstown State