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Hunter McQuary earns first CoSIDA Academic All-American honor in UMHB baseball History

Above photo of Hunter McQuary by CJ Halloran/@cjhall_photography

BELTON, Texas- Even three months after his playing career has concluded, UMHB catcher Hunter McQuary continues to etch his name into Crusader baseball history.

On Tuesday morning, the four-year letterwinner was named to the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) Academic All-American team. He is the first UMHB baseball layer to receive such an honor and was the only ASC player selected to the list.

McQuary earned Third-Team honors.

Hunter McQuary (photo by CJ Halloran/@cjhall_photography)

Behind the plate, he was stellar for head coach Mike Stawski’s team this spring, throwing out 13 runners. Through 36 starts, he posted a fielding percentage of .991 and allowed just three passed balls. As a hitter, he ranked third on the team in batting average (.346), on-base percentage (.412), hits (46), and RBI (20). His speed was evident, with 16 stolen bases, and he did not mind “taking one for the team”, leading the Cru in the hit-by-pitch category with six.

The Magnolia, Texas native graduated from UMHB in May, and has begun a teaching and coaching position at Creekside Park Junior High in The Woodlands, Texas.

Riley Zayas
Riley Zayas founded True To The Cru in November of 2020 with the goal to cover the stories behind the score and give UMHB fans a closer look at the Cru while promoting the student-athletes and coaches that wear the purple and gold every day. He is also a national contributor to and, in addition to serving as a D3 women's basketball Top 25 voter. His byline has also been seen in: Sports Illustrated Kids, Horns Illustrated, College Baseball Nation, and FCA Williamson County. Follow him on Twitter @ZayasRiley.

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