(New Orleans, La.) The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced that three Loyola University New Orleans baseball players have been named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Richard Dempsey, Justin Romaire, and Brandon Snow were among the 266 names released by the NAIA.
In order to earn recognition by an institution, a student-athlete needed to maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must be a junior or senior.
Dempsey will add the Daktronics Scholar-Athlete award to the SSAC All-Academic team honors he earned. The right handed pitcher graduated this spring with a degree in communications. The River Ridge, Louisiana native did not pitch this season due to injury. He will be pursuing a master’s in Sports Management from LSU in the fall.
Romaire will add the NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athlete award to his list of accomplishments this spring. The list includes membership on the SSAC All-Academic team and winning the Ignatian Award for Outstanding Senior Man from Loyola. The Ignatian Award is presented by the school to a graduating senior for maintaining a distinguished grade point average, having a commitment to the integrity of life, and providing service to others. The Marrero, Louisiana native graduated this spring with a degree in chemistry. This season, the right handed pitcher sported a 1.42 ERA as he allowed only one earned run across 6.1 innings of work while striking out two opponents. He will be earning a Ph.D in chemistry at Yale beginning next fall.
Snow started at shortstop for the Wolf Pack this season. The junior batted.310 for the season while starting 46 games. He compiled 49 hits, 27 runs, 20 RBI’s, 13 doubles, and a home run while predominantly batting in the first or second spot of the order. The New Orleans native also earned recognition on the SSAC All-Academic team and as a member of the CoSida Academic All-District team. Snow is a criminal justice major.