June 21, 2011

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Three Miami Baseball players has been honored by the Mid-American Conference for their academic excellence, the league office announced today. Graduated seniors Sam Dawes and Jon Edgington and 2011 junior Matt Rosinski are members of the Academic All-MAC team as voted on by the member school's faculty-athletic representatives.

Dawes, a native of Cincinnati, graduated Magna Cum Laude in May with a degree in business economics. He was a MAC Presidential List honoree and a member of Miami's Dean's List for all eight of his semesters. He capped his academic career with a 3.81 grade-point average, including a perfect 4.0 during the recent spring. On the field, the left-handed closer holds the school record for career appearances with 109 -- all but one of those in relief. He pitched in 27 games in 2011, posting a 0-1 record with a 2.81 ERA. He had nine saves, tied for the third on Miami's single-season record chart, finishing his career fifth all-time with 12.

Edgington, also a Cincinnati product, graduated Cum Laude with a 3.73 GPA in in microbiology in May. A Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District IV second team selection, he was one of two RedHawks to appear in all 60 games this season.. The second baseman ranked second on the team with a .311 average, adding two home runs and 25 runs batted in.. He tied for third on the team with 17 multiple-hit games, while finihsing second in stolen bases (17). On the defensive side, he fielded .969 with 10 errors in 323 chances.. Edgington finished his career seventh all-time in at-bats (729), fifth in runs scored (166) and 10th in stolen bases (52). He started in 200 of his 207 career appearances.

Rosinski, from University Heights, Ohio, holds a 3.81 GPA as a double major in accounting and finance. He spent the 2011 season as the RedHawks' primary set-up man, making 23 appearances for a total of 33.0 innings. He held a 2-3 record with a 2.45 ERA, allowing 30 hits and 11 walks while striking out 25. He also held opponents to a .238 average and allowed only five of 23 inherited runners to score.