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Mort, Sullivan Receive Degrees
Courtesy: NU Media Relations
05/10/2009
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Jake Mort was one of two Husker baseball players to graduate Saturday.
Courtesy: Scott Bruhn/NU Media Relations

Lincoln It was a busy Saturday for Husker baseball seniors Jake Mort and Nick Sullivan, as they both participated in graduation ceremonies prior to NU’s game with Cal State Bakersfield.

Mort has also enjoyed his share of academic success, receiving his degree in Spanish while carrying better than a 3.0 GPA. A two-time Academic All-Big 12 selection, Mort has been on the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll on four occasions. One of the best defensive third basemen in school history, Mort has a .952 fielding percentage over 179 career appearances. This season, he is hitting .258 with four homers and 41 RBIs, while also topping the Huskers with eight sacrifices.

Nick Sullivan is NU's Male Student-Athlete of the Year for his academic and athletic accomplishments.
 Sullivan, who was named NU Male Student-Athlete of the Year, received his degree in finance, as he carries a 3.78 GPA. A two-time Academic All-Big 12 pick and first-team Academic All-District VII honoree in 2008, Sullivan has appeared in 165 games for the Huskers and is a career .272 hitter with 10 homers and 67 RBIs. This season, he is hitting .256 with five homers and 20 RBIs, ranking second on the team in homers and walks (24) and is third in on-base percentage (.408).

They join fellow senior Jeff Tezak, who earned his degree in political science in December and is currently in graduate school while completing his senior season.

The Huskers look for a series win on Sunday, as they take on CSU Bakersfield. First pitch is set for 1:05 p.m. and will be carried on the IMG Husker Sports Network and televised by NET and CBS College Sports.

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