Times West Virginian
Four current members and one future member of the West Virginia University baseball team were chosen on the final day of the 2013 Major League Baseball first-year player draft.
Third baseman Ryan Tuntland was picked by the San Francisco Giants with the 882nd pick in the 29th round, left-handed pitcher Harrison Musgrave was chosen by the Philadelphia Phillies with the 991st pick in the 33rd round, right-handed pitcher Sean Carley was chosen by the San Diego Padres with the 1,018th pick in the 34th round, and first baseman Ryan McBroom was picked by the Kansas City Royals with the 1,074th pick in the 36th round.
Incoming freshman Dmitri Casas of Cherry Creek High in Greenwood Village, Colo., also was chosen by the Philadelphia Phillies with the 1,141st pick in the 38th round.
This is the most draftees WVU has had since the 2007 season when four players were picked.
Tuntland is the third player to be drafted by San Francisco, Musgrave is the third player to be drafted by Philadelphia, Carley is the fourth player to be drafted by San Diego, and McBroom is the second player to be drafted by Kansas City in WVU history.
Tuntland finished his junior season with a .325 batting average, nine doubles, one triple, three homers and 36 RBIs, while leading the team with a .416 on-base percentage.
Musgrave, the Big 12 Pitcher of the Year, went 9-1 with a 2.17 earned run average as a sophomore. Musgrave struck out 81 in 95.1 innings with three complete games, three shutouts and a .197 opponent batting average.
Carley sat out the 2013 season due to NCAA regulations after transferring to WVU from Air Force.
McBroom led WVU in homers (12), RBIs (48), doubles (19) and runs (39) as a junior. He also had a .268 batting average.
All five players were drafted for the first time in their respective careers. They have until July 12 to decide whether they wish to pursue professional careers or return to WVU.
West Virginia University senior runner Jordan Hamric ended her career as a Mountaineer with a 12th-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 2013 NCAA Division I Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., on Saturday afternoon.
Hamric finished with a time of 10:16.92 and garnered second team All-America honors – the first of her career. The Bruceton Mills native becomes the 33rd athlete in WVU program history to receive All-America honors.
Hamric ends her career as the school record holder in the event, which she set in the semi-finals on Thursday at Hayward Field with a time of 10:06.47.
West Virginia University rowing senior Courtney Schrand has been named Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Mid-Atlantic All-Region Second Team.
It is the second consecutive year that Schrand has been named CRCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region, as she was just the second rower in WVU history to be named to the CRCA All-Mid Atlantic Region First Team following the 2012 season.
In addition to her all-region team selection, Schrand has also garnered National Scholar-Athlete recognition from the CRCA, All-Big 12 First Team, C-USA All-Conference, C-USA All-Academic Team, C-USA Commissioner’s Medal and was part of the first varsity 8+ that earned two C-USA Boat of the Week honors and one Big 12 Boat of the Week honor.