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SouthtownStar Athletes On Campus: Justin Ringo earns All-Pac-12 honors for Stanford baseball

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Justin Ringo

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Updated: July 3, 2013 6:42AM



Palos Park native Justin Ringo was one of three Stanford baseball players chosen to the 2013 All-Pac-12 Conference Team.

Ringo, who starred at Stagg, appeared in 53 games for the Cardinal this season, making 51 starts.

The senior designated hitter led Stanford in runs (39), slugging percentage (.488), on-base percentage (.400) and stolen bases (9-for-9).

Ringo was second in batting average (.323), RBI (34) and total bases (98). He tied for second in doubles with 11 and was in a three-way tie for second in triples with two.

Ringo was third in home runs (6) and hits (65) as the Cardinal went 33-22 overall and 16-14 in the Pac-12, the latter record good for fourth in the conference.

Another season highlight for Ringo was a 12-game hitting streak during the middle of the Pac-12 season.

Noticing Nick

University of Dubuque senior second baseman/pitcher Nick Martin was chosen to the 2013 All-Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Second Team.

Martin, who prepped at Andrew, batted .247 this season for the Spartans with seven runs, a double and six RBI. He also had a .985 fielding percentage, making just two errors all season.

The Orland Hills resident was 3-4 as a pitcher, making nine appearances (8 starts). In 46 innings, he allowed 38 hits and 11 walks while striking out 23. Martin also pitched three complete games and one shutout.

The Spartans were 11-25 overall and 9-19 in IIAC play.

Learning to fly

Homewood-Flossmoor graduate Kevin Dillard was named the winner of the White-Allen Most Valuable Player Award for the University of Dayton’s men’s basketball team for the 2012-13 season.

The 6-foot senior guard led the Flyers in scoring (15.3 ppg), assists (4.5 apg), three-pointers made (53), free throws made (137), free-throw percentage (.895) and minutes (32.8 mpg). Dillard is second in Dayton history in career free-throw percentage (.863, 252-of-292) and career assist average (5.3).

This award was Dillard’s fifth MVP award in two years in a Dayton uniform. He was also the 2011 Old Spice Classic MVP, last year’s team co-MVP with Chris Johnson and a two-time Blackburn/McCafferty MVP in wins over Xavier.

Dillard is the 16th Flyer to earn multiple team MVP honors. Dillard, Dave Colbert (another two-year transfer) and Henry Finkel are the only players to be named MVP in every season they played at Dayton.

The White-Allen Most Valuable Player Award is selected by members of the team. The White-Allen Trophy has been annually awarded since 1953.

Dillard also was the winner of the Alex Schoen Memorial Free Throw Trophy as Dayton’s top free-throw shooter. The Schoen Trophy is named in honor of Alex Schoen Sr., the captain of Dayton’s first varsity basketball team in 1903-04. Awarded since 1950, it goes to the UD player with the highest free-throw percentage with a minimum of 1.5 free throws per game attempted. Dillard’s .895 free-throw percentage is the fifth-best single-season mark at Dayton.



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