Class Act: Tri-C Baseball Player Earns All-Sportsmanship Award
Garett Robberts honored by Ohio Community College Athletic Conference
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) baseball player Garett Robberts earned an All-Sportsmanship Award from the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference for his leadership, teamwork and demeanor.
Robberts was one of four student-athletes honored by the conference following the completion of the 2017-2018 seasons in all sports.
Tri-C head coach Evan Agona described Robberts as a “model player” during his two seasons playing for the Challengers. Robberts changed infield positions to help the team this season and even logged innings on the mound after injuries sidelined members of the pitching staff.
He excelled on the field no matter where he played. Robberts led the team with eight home runs while batting .398 with 41 RBI and 39 runs scored. He posted a 3-0 record as a pitcher while making 11 relief appearances.
“He was always one of the most respected players on the field no matter where he went and who we played — not just because of his talent, but how he carried himself and how he interacted with his teammates, coaches and opponents,” Agona wrote in his nomination.
The Challengers finished the season with a record of 41-11-1 and 15th in the season-ending NJCAA Division II poll. Tri-C placed second in the conference standings and third in the regional tournament.
Robberts graduated from Tri-C in May with an Associate of Arts degree. The Utica resident will continue his education next fall at Ashland University, where he will also play baseball.
June 26, 2018
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