May 1, 2014
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EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern senior Jack Quigley has been named to the 2014 CoSIDA Academic All-District Team. The right-handed pitcher is one of three hurlers and one of 12 players overall who have selected to represent District V this season.
Quigley, a two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, completed his undergraduate degree in political science in the spring of 2013. The Birmingham, Mich., native is currently enrolled in Northwestern's School of Continuing Studies, where he is pursuing a graduate degree in public policy and administration.
Quigley, a team captain, is tied for eighth in the Big Ten this season with four saves. He is tied for second on the team with 16 appearances this season, including a pair of starts.
On April 21, Quigley was named the Big Ten Co-Pitcher of the Week, marking the first time he has been honored by the conference with a weekly award. He was instrumental in helping the Wildcats secure two wins at Nebraska by pitching 4.1 scoreless frames over back-to-back days. On April 18, Quigley tossed 3.1 IP and earned his second win of the season when the 'Cats took down the Huskers in the 12th. The following day, he pitched the ninth inning and earned his third save in NU's 3-2 triumph in the first game of a doubleheader. He held the top offensive team in the Big Ten, Nebraska, to a batting average of .077 over the two games.
In addition to his outstanding work on the field and in the classroom, Quigley is one of Northwestern's most active student-athletes when it comes to giving back to the community. He is active in the NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 campaign and the Will to Live Foundation, among others.
In order to be selected for a CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, student-athletes must maintain a grade point average of 3.3, or higher, in both undergraduate and graduate studies. By virtue of his selection to the District V Team, Quigley is now eligible for Academic All-America consideration. Northwestern's last Academic All-America honoree from the baseball program was Mike Kalina in 2008.
Quigley and the Wildcats return to Rocky Miller Park on Friday, May 2 to open a three-game series against Michigan. The first pitch Friday is slated for 3 p.m.
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