Congratulations to Junior OF Alex Hudak for winning the 2011 Iron Owl Competition
Dec. 16, 2010
BOCA RATON, FL - Alex Hudak is your 2011 Iron Owl Champion!!
The final numbers have been tallied, and the junior OF has won the competition with a total score of 479 points. The Mt. Dora, FL native leapfrogged second place finisher Geoff Jimenez with a strong showing in the final event, the semester GPA. Hudak finished with a 3.36 GPA for the fall semester.
"Alex did a great job in every event," said head coach John McCormack. "He competed each and every week, I am very proud of him."
Hudak's victory marks the first player other then Lou Morey to win the Iron Owl. The graduated senior won the competition the first two years of its existence.
"This year's Iron Owl was the best yet," McCormack said. "The difference between first and fifth place was only a few points. I am extremely pleased with how the team competed each week."
One of the freshest traditions surrounding the FAU Baseball program is the coveted "Iron Owl" award. The "Iron Owl" award is a competition that was debuted prior to the 2009 preseason. Its goal is the encouragement of team camaraderie, while at the same time making sure each individual player understands what it is like to compete on a daily basis. It is our aim that each player reaches their highest-potential in the classroom, on the field and in the weight room.
The award indentifies the strongest Owl baseball player - both mentally and physically. A series of events will be held throughout the fall season that will test each student-athletes' physical strength, knowledge of the game and academic performance.
Each event and category will be graded and a running total of each player's rank is kept by the FAU coaching staff.