Swiney named to All-Academic team, first in program history

Wyatt Sparkman, Baseball Reporter

WKU Baseball’s Jackson Swiney became the first Hilltopper to be named to the Conference USA Baseball All-Academic Team, the league announced on Monday.

The accounting major currently holds a 3.97 GPA and has been named to the President’s List six different times. He becomes the first Hilltopper in the baseball program to earn such honors since WKU joined the conference in 2015.

Swiney has played 38 games in 2021 while starting 36 of them. He’s totaled 2 homeruns with 15 RBIs and holds a batting average of .256. 

WKU will begin its C-USA tournament play on Wednesday night at 7:30 CT. against the No. 17 Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles in Ruston, Louisiana. 

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