Junior Ryan Deeter was named the recipient of the Elite 89 award for the 2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship. The Elite 89 award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's 89 championships.
Deeter, a Mathematics/Economics major, was named UCLA's Male Scholar Athlete of the Year last month. He is the first UCLA athlete in any sport to receive the Elite 89 award. Earlier this year, Deeter earned first-team Pac-12 All-Academic honors for the second year in a row, and received Capital One Academic All-District VIII accolades as well. On the field, Deeter has appeared in 21 games this season, all in relief, posting a record of 2-0 with a 4.24 ERA.
Eligible student-athletes for the Elite 89 award are sophomores or above who have participated in their sport for at least two years with their school. They must be an active member of the team, traveling and competing at the championship.