Looze Takes CAA Scholar-Athlete Award for Baseball
Posted: June 23, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
Ten student-athletes representing six different institutions have been honored by the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) with the CAA Scholar-Athlete Award for the spring sports season, including George Mason’s senior Chris Looze for baseball. All 10 winners had GPAs over 3.35; Looze carried a 3.90 into his final semester at Mason.
The conference honors one scholar-athlete in each of its 21 championship sports. The winners were selected by a vote of the sports information directors at each CAA institution.
Looze was chosen as the 2005 College Sports Information Directors of America Academic Player of the Year in baseball and became the first George Mason athlete to earn first team Academic All-America honors. The biology major also was just the second Mason athlete to earn Academic All-District accolades. Looze was named to the All-CAA second team this season after batting .307 with 14 homers and 64 RBIs. Despite playing just three years for the Patriots, he owns the school career record and ranks among the top 10 in CAA history in home runs (46) and RBIs (201). Looze received second team All-America honors in 2004 after hitting .340 with 17 homers and a school-record 81 RBIs and leading Mason to the NCAA Tournament.
Looze was recently chosen in the 37th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays.