HPU Baseball’s Will Resnik Awarded Big South Graduate Fellowship

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Senior Will Resnik of the High Point University baseball team was announced as a recipient of the Bob McCloskey Insurance Big South Conference Graduate Fellowship by the conference on Wednesday. Resnik graduated HPU this spring with a degree in Political Science.

“We are very excited and proud that Will Resnik was award the Big South Conference Graduate Fellowship,” head coach Craig Cozart said. “Will is an unbelievably talented student. He works extremely hard at his academics and will make a fantastic law student. He has had a tremendous year on the field and a tremendous career off it. We are proud of Will and the way he represents High Point University.”

Resnik is completing his fourth season as a member of the Panthers’ baseball team. He is currently 2-0 with a 2.86 earned run average and career-high 26 strikeouts in 22.0 innings pitched this season. He has appeared in 18 games with one start and has the third-lowest ERA on the squad among pitchers with more than 20 innings. Resnik’s current career numbers include 63 appearances, 58.2 innings pitched and 47 strikeouts. Resnik graduated with a 3.815 GPA in Political Science and is seeking a law degree with a concentration on Intellectual Property. He will begin law school at Michigan State University in the fall.

A three-time Big South Presidential Honor Roll member, Resnik is a four-time Millis Scholar-Athlete, has been named to the Dean’s List eight semesters, and was a member of the Big South Baseball All-Academic Team in 2013. In addition, he has been a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, member of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society and the Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society.

“I want to congratulate Mr. Resnik for his outstanding undergraduate career and selection for this prestigious honor,” added Big South Commissioner Kyle B. Kallander. “The entire Big South family is proud of his accomplishments and we wish him the best in his graduate studies. We also are gratified by the continued support of McCloskey Insurance for this worthy award.”

The Big South Conference Graduate Fellowship Program was established by the League in the Fall of 2005 as a means of recognizing the academic excellence of Big South Conference student-athletes who intend to pursue postgraduate studies upon graduation from a Big South Conference institution.

Bob McCloskey Insurance, a Big South Corporate Partner, will award $2,000 to Resnik for his graduate studies on May 28 as part of the Conference’s Spring Awards Dinner and Hall of Fame Banquet in Hilton Head, S.C.