Sports: Carr wins all-district honors
Senior Greg Carr became the second Kenyon baseball player in the last two seasons to be named to the Academic All-District Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Carr, the Lords' starting center fielder this past season, was selected as a member of the second team. Jesse Gregory '03 was a first-team selection last year.
In order to be eligible for nomination, a player must possess strong athletic credentials as well as a grade point average of at least 3.2. Carr had no problem meeting the criteria, as he finished off his final season of play with a .369 batting average and a 3.4 grade point average.
On the field, Carr's batting average was the second best on the team. He led the Lords with twelve stolen bases and tied for the team lead with twenty-three runs batted in. Additionally, he ranked second among the Lords with twenty runs scored.
Over the course of his four-year career with the baseball team, Carr produced a .321 batting average in 110 games played. He also amassed seventy-six runs scored, seventy-four RBIs, twenty-six stolen bases, and six home runs. He was twice selected to the All-North Coast Athletic Conference Team, including collecting second-team honors this past season.
In the classroom, Carr was an honors student majoring in neuroscience. He was a Summer Science Scholar in 2003 and presented original research that same year at the Society of Neuroscience Conference in New Orleans. A year earlier, he was named an ASPET Research Fellow through the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Pharmacology. More recently, Carr collected Kenyon's 2004 Jon L. Williams Award for Excellence in Neuroscience.
One of just twenty-four players selected for the Academic All-District Team, Carr plans to further his neuroscience studies in the doctoral program at the University of Pennsylvania.