June 2, 2010

Anders Oster Named Male PBC Scholar-Athlete

HILTON HEAD, SC – North Georgia baseball standout Anders Oster has been named the 2009-10 Peach Belt Conference male Scholar-Athlete of the Year announced Wednesday morning from the league’s annual meetings in Hilton Head.

He was chosen by the conference’s Faculty Athletics Representatives, who looked at information on each candidate, basing their vote on 50% academic accomplishment, 30% athletic achievement and 20% leadership qualities. The scholar-athlete award is the highest individual award presented by the Peach Belt.

Oster graduated from North Georgia College & State University in May with a degree in physics and a 3.74 GPA.  A member of North Georgia’s honors program, he leaves the school a member of the Sigma Pi Sigma Physics National Honor Society.  

Named to the PBC presidential honor roll four times, he was also placed on the NGCSU’s President’s List twice for carrying a perfect 4.00 GPA through a semester.  He served on the NGCSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) for five years and on the SAAC Executive Board for three.  He also worked as a physics tutor.

On the field, Oster served as team captain in 2007, 2009 and 2010.  In 2009, he suffered a season-ending injury and received a medical redshirt allowing him to return for 2010.  

He leaves the North Georgia baseball program as the career record holder in assists and double plays turned.  In 217 career games played he scored 128 runs, hit 33 doubles, 12 home runs and has 295 total bases.  

He hit .305 with two home runs and 24 RBIs for the Saints this year, returning to his position at starting shortstop after returning from his injury.  Oster may test the waters of professional baseball should the opportunity present itself or pursue his academic interests in graduate school.