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 on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.
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