GREENVILLE, Pa. (April 14) – Bethany College junior Ryan Nickerson (Huntington Beach, Calif./Huntington Beach) has been selected as a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Scholar-Athlete of the Month for March announced the league office Friday morning.
Nickerson, a three-year member of the Bison baseball team, hit .358 with 14 RBIs and six runs scored in March. He totaled six multi-hit games during the month, which included a four-hit effort in a 7-7, 11-inning tie with Gettysburg on March 12 in Fort Pierce, Florida.
Nickerson has served as the president of Bethany's SGA and is a member of the Sigma Beta Delta international business, management, and administration honorary. He has worked as the chief executive officer for the College's McCann Student Investment Fund, which is managed entirely by students, making real investments in real-world financial markets, with real dollars, and with the College's staff accountant in its division of business and finance. Nickerson also sits on Bethany's Strategic Planning Committee and has participated as a student representative on the search committee for Bethany's recently-hired Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Dr. Joseph Lane.
He also volunteers with the School Of Bright Promise in Wintersville, Ohio and has worked with numerous youth baseball camps in his hometown of Huntington Beach, California.
A double major in finance and managerial economics, Nickerson maintains a 3.84 cumulative GPA. Regularly recognized as a member of Bethany's President's and Dean's Lists, he was named to the PAC's Academic Honor Roll following the spring 2016 semester. He will be participating in an internship with PNC Financial Services this summer.
Each month, the SAAC's at PAC member institutions are asked to nominate one male and one female student-athlete for PAC SAAC Scholar-Athlete of the Month consideration based on academic and athletic accomplishments. Nominees must be a varsity team member in their respective sport and in their junior or senior year. Scholar-Athlete of the Month nominees must have a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher and be actively involved within their campus communities.