May 5, 2011
By Cameron Harris, Assistant Media Relations Director
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee junior starting pitcher Steven Gruver has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District 4 First Team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America. The Canfield, Ohio, will move on to the national ballot for Academic All-American honors which will be selected later this month.
A kinesiology major, Gruver sports a cumulative GPA of 3.78. He is the 10th Volunteer to ever earn academic all-district honors and first since Julio Borbon picked up second-team accolades in 2006. To be nominated for the team, a student-athlete must have a 3.3 or better cumulative GPA and be in their second year of competition and academically at a school.
Tennessee's opening day starter this season, Gruver is 4-5 with a 3.07 ERA and two complete games in a team-high 11 starts. He has thrown more than twice as many innings as any other UT pitcher with 76.1 frames under his belt. During that time, he has recorded 70 strikeouts to 21 walks and opponents are hitting .252 off of him with just 13 extra-base hits.
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