ST. LOUIS – Redshirt senior Koby Kraemer led the Sycamores with a .700 (7-for-10) batting average during their weekend set at Wichita State last weekend and has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week as announced today (April 10) by the league office.
Kraemer joins senior pitcher Devin Moore (March 27) and sophomore outfielder Landon Curry (March 20) on the list of Indiana State baseball student-athletes that have been recognized with the weekly award so far this season.
The Terre Haute native and South Vigo High School product tallied three multi-hit games and three doubles during ISU’s series in Wichita, Kan., scoring three runs over the weekend. Kraemer posted another multi-hit game with a double against Purdue on Tuesday, going 2-for-4 with a double, one RBI and two runs scored as the Sycamores topped the Boilermakers, 10-5.
Kraemer leads the team this season with a .305 (29-for-95) batting average, also totaling 10 doubles, one triple and one home run. The ISU third baseman’s home run was a grand slam inside the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, keying the Sycamores to a series victory over the Golden Gophers in mid-March.
A two-time First Team All-MVC Scholar-Athlete selection following the season, Kraemer carries a 3.94 GPA while majoring in Exercise Science.
Indiana State (14-13, 4-5 MVC) continues their six-game homestand this weekend, hosting the league-leading Creighton Bluejays (18-6, 5-1 MVC) on Bob Warn Field at Sycamore Stadium. All three games can be heard live on WIBQ 98.5 FM with a free video stream available on GoSycamores.com through SycamoreVision.