SAVANNAH, Ga. - The AlphaGraphics Armstrong State Student-Athlete of the Month for February 2017 is senior baseball player Ryan Patterson.
AlphaGraphics and the Armstrong State University athletic department are teaming up again this year to honor one student-athlete each month that best represents the Pirates' drive to succeed on the field and in the classroom. The Pirates have won the Peach Belt Conference Commissioner's Cup four out of the last five years while 58% of our student-athletes carried a GPA of 3.0 or better last year. This kind of success can not happen without the efforts of our outstanding student-athletes.
Patterson had an outstanding first month of the baseball season as the Pirates went 12-3 to open up the 2016 season. He hit .489 with eight doubles, two home runs and 20 RBI, including a grand slam home run vs. Salem International on February 18th. Seven of his games were multi-hit games and his eight doubles rank 5th in NCAA Division II in the first statistical report of the year.
A fourth-year senior, the Snellville, Ga., native is a three-time member of the PBC Presidential Honor Roll and has made the PBC's All-Academic Team each of the last two seasons. He carries a 3.398 GPA in human performance management and is on track to graduate in the Summer of 2017.
Check out the video interview with Ryan on his record-setting honor. Join us next month as we honor our AlphaGraphics Armstrong State Student-Athlete of the Month for March!