Baseball's Kyle Nisson Wins NCAA Statistical Championship
HAMDEN, Conn. – Quinnipiac baseball's Kyle Nisson (Wallingford, Conn.) was one of 36 NCAA Division I baseball student-athlete who won statistical champion in his final season with the Bobcats. Nisson won the "Toughest To Strike Out" category, after he struck out just five times in 171 at-bats.
Nisson was signed by the Worcester (Mass.) Tornadoes of the CanAm League on July 13, 2012. He was previously an All-Northeast Conference selection in 2011 and was also selected to the College Sports Madness All NEC Second Team in 2012.
Behind the plate, Nisson was third among all NEC catchers as he threw out 12 runners for the year. Nisson also collected a team-high 18 multiple-hit games, including four with three or more and was one of two players in the NEC this season to put together a five-hit game. In that game, a 17-3 win against Mount St. Mary's that also stood as Head Coach Dan Gooley's 500th career victory, Nisson was 5-for-6 with a double, four RBI and five runs scored. Nisson was also named to College Sports Madness' Preseason All-NEC Team.
Nisson is one of two Quinnipiac student-athletes to win a NCAA Statisical Championship this spring. Women's lacrosse's Sarah Allen led the assists and assists-per-game categories, while also breaking the all-time NCAA Division I assists-per-game record.