GRAFTON—Former Grafton Bearcat and current Fairmont State infielder Zach Musgrove was awarded CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) Academic All-District 2 honors this past Thursday. CoSIDA recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in the classroom and on the field.
“It feels good to be recognized for doing well in the classroom and not just on the field,” said Musgrove. “Getting my degree is my first priority in college and is something I take very seriously. I probably spend more time focusing on school and grades than I do baseball. I think that if I work as hard as I can in my classes now, I will be better prepared for the future and more likely to be successful.”
Musgrove, a transfer from Potomac State who graduated from Grafton High School in 2016, recently completed his second season in the Falcon’s baseball program although the season was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In his two seasons at Fairmont State, Musgrove batted .328 with 17 HR’s and 61 RBI’s. He also hit 14 doubles and has a career slugging percentage of .611. In two seasons, he started 64 of the 65 games in which he played. On the defensive side, Musgrove racked up 173 putouts, six assists, and committed just one error during his career at first base.
This past spring, Musgrove appeared in 15 games before the season was ultimately canceled. He batted .283 with five HR’s, two doubles, and 18 RBI’s.
As a junior in 2019, he batted a team-best .341 with 12 HR’s and 43 RBI’s. He also scored 34 runs, tallied 12 doubles, and notched a team-high slugging percentage of .614 for the season. His 12 HR’s were the second-most ever in one season at Fairmont State.
Musgrove was one of four players from the Mountain East Conference to receive such honors. Joining him on the District 2 team were Charleston’s Colby Johnson, and Concord’s Nathan Neff and Anthony Stehlin.
Musgrove is majoring in Civil Engineering at FSU and currently carries a 3.61 GPA.