June 19, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - The Navy baseball team matched a program record with seven student-athletes named to the sport's Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, it was announced by the conference on Thursday. Matt Kilby, a four-time honoree led the group of Midshipmen that included Chris Cannon, Robert Currie, Luke Gillingham, Jack Keller, Kevin McKelvey and Ryan Turner.
The seven honorees tie the mark set in 2013 as the most Navy has had named to the Patriot League Honor Roll since joining the conference in 1993. To be eligible for the sport's academic honor roll, a student-athlete must earn a 3.20 grade-point average in the spring semester.
Kilby, a recent graduate from the Naval Academy, garnered this academic honor for the fourth straight year as he posted a 4.0 GPA in mechanical engineering. He is the only baseball player to record a perfect 4.0 this spring in the league. In Navy's baseball history, Kilby joins Joe Koessler, class of 2006, as the only Mids to be four-time honorees.
Keller has matched Kilby with consecutive showings on the honor roll as he has earned accolades in each of his first three years. The rising senior catcher posted a 3.60 GPA in mechanical engineering.
Cannon, Currie, Gillingham, McKelvey and Turner are all first-time honorees. A rising senior catcher, Cannon recorded a 3.73 GPA this spring in oceanography. Currie (3.56, English), Gillingham (3.35, Mechanical Engineering) and Turner (3.40, International Relations) are all rising juniors. McKelvey, a rising sophomore, rounds out the group with a 3.50 GPA in information technology.
In total, there were a combined 60 student-athletes on this year's Patriot League Baseball Academic Honor Roll.