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All-Conference Awards for Gann, Ford & Pulley - Rasmussen Named Champion of Character

Apr 03, 2020

#32 Westin Gann tagging out a runner from third
#32 Westin Gann

#11 Zach Ford safely stealing home, with opposing catcher and teammates in picture making a play
#11 Zach Ford

#7 Max Pulley throwing the ball toward first base with shortstop in the background
#7 Max Pulley

#27 Lincoln Rasmussen behind the plate checking the sign, with umpire behind
#27 Lincoln Rasmussen

College of the Ozarks student-athletes who were scheduled to participate in spring sports found their seasons cut short or totally canceled due to COVID-19.  These included men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s track and field, and men’s baseball.

 

While team champions could not be named, the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.), chose to recognize the investment of time and preparation by the student-athletes, as well as their performances to date, by awarding All-Conference and Champions of Character team honors.

 

A.I.I. All-Conference baseball recipients include senior catcher Westin Gann (Springfield, Mo.), junior outfielder Zach Ford (Nixa, Mo.), and junior utility player Max Pulley (Overland Park, Kan.).  Junior catcher Lincoln Rasmussen (Springdale, Ark.) was named as baseball’s Champion of Character.  

 

The Bobcat baseball team managed to play 21 games before their season was canceled, with Pulley (.328), Ford (.326), and Gann (.317) atop the hitting chart for everyday players. All three also provided solid defensive performances on the field, with Ford also stealing 12 bases.

 

Congrats go out to Westin, Zach, Max, and Lincoln!