Raven Soars To MVP
Joe Moran, a baseball player and senior at Anderson University, was named the 2019 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Most Valuable Player for his outstanding records at the conference. In order to receive this recognition, a player must be voted by the ten conference head coaches.
During the conference, Moran helped the AU baseball team finish in third place. Moran’s hit average was .471. He had 18 runs, 21 RBI’s, five doubles, and five home runs.
On May 15, Moran was placed on the first team for the HCAC and on the second team for the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings All-Mideast Region. Moran was also named to the Tom Bohlsen All-HCAC Academic Team. This award is for varsity athletes that possess at least a 3.5 GPA.
Moran has accomplished this all while being selected twice as the HCAC Hitter of the Week. AU is honored to have a player and student like him serving the institution beyond the classroom. His coach, Mathew Bair, states that all of his accomplishments are “a testament to [Moran’s] discipline and work ethic.”
Written by: Cassandra Sanchez BA ’20
Anderson University is a private, liberal arts institution in Anderson, Indiana with a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service in the church and society. Anderson University is recognized among top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, Colleges of Distinction, and The Princeton Review. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university now offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music education, and theology.
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