Wichita State’s Brian Flynn Ineligible for 2010 Season

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

WichitaStatePhoto WICHITA, Kan. – Wichita State baseball student-athlete Brian Flynn has been declared academically ineligible for the 2010 season, head coach Gene Stephenson announced Jan. 14.

Flynn, a sophomore left-handed pitcher from Owasso, Okla., went 2-5 in 2009 with a 4.98 ERA and 59 strikeouts.  He made 14 appearances with nine starts as WSU’s fourth starter. 

 

This is the first time in 33 years that the Wichita State baseball program has had a player ineligible academically based on his WSU academic performance.
“It’s extremely disappointing that Brian Flynn is not eligible academically,” Stephenson said.  “We are all deeply saddened by this development, but ultimately it is up to each young man to take care of his academic responsibilities.  Brian has failed to do that and he must pay the price.  He has made a renewed commitment to improve his academic standing and we will all do everything possible to help him in his effort to regain his eligibility for next year.  It is imperative that he do everything possible to put himself into good academic standing.”

Flynn is able to practice with the team this spring when it doesn’t interfere with his academic responsibilities, but cannot travel or dress for home games.