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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Congratulations

* Joey Tipton

Congratulations to Joey Tipton, assistant professor of mechanical engineering. Joey has accepted an associate professor position at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. He will leave after the fall semester.

Lipscomb is a private, liberal arts university affiliated with the churches of Christ.

Says Joey, "I am looking forward to moving back to my hometown and being closer to family. The past five years have been a great opportunity to learn from and work alongside such wonderful colleagues at UE." 

Athletics

* Freeland Named First Team All-America by Baseball America

– University of Evansville junior Kyle Freeland was named a first team All-American by Baseball America, as announced by the publication Wednesday morning. Freeland is the first Purple Ace to earn All-America status by Baseball America since Andy Benes in 1988 and is the first Evansville player to earn multiple All-America honors since current assistant coach Cody Fick in 2011.

Freeland, who was named to the Louisville Slugger All-America Third Team and a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award earlier this season, finished the 2014 season with a 10-2 record and 1.90 ERA to earn Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year honors and All-MVC First Team recognition. The Denver, Colo., native racked up 128 strikeouts on the season to rank second in the UE record books and accumulated a career 3.55 ERA and 282 strikeouts over his three-year career to rank second and fourth on Evansville’s all-time lists, respectively.

Freeland was selected by the Colorado Rockies with the eighth overall pick in last week’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft and finished a perfect 6-0 in Valley play with a 1.34 ERA, 68 strikeouts and only five walks.

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