May 28, 2008
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Washington State senior Jayson Miller was named the Pacific-10 Conference Spring Scholar-Athlete of the Year for baseball, Wednesday.
The award, presented by Toyo Tires, has been established to honor collegiate student-athletes who are standouts in academics and athletics. In order to be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must by a senior (athletically), on track to receive a degree, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, be a starter or participate in at least 50 percent of the scheduled contests in the sport, and have a minimum of one year residence at the institution.
In 2008, Miller was 8-1 for the Cougars on the mound with a 4.06 earned run average. He struck out 74 and walked 17 in 99 and two-thirds innings. He pitched at least six innings in each of his 14 starts. Earlier this month, he was named CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine First Team All-Academic District VIII. He carried a 3.69 GPA in accounting.