YORK, PA-York College senior right-handed pitcher Chris Brower (Mont Clare, PA/Spring-Ford) was named the 2006-07 Capital AthleticConference Co-Male Scholar Athlete-of-the-Year as announced by the conference office recently. Brower shared the award with Mary Washington basketball player Justin Baker and it marks the third straight year a Spartan has earned the award as Brandon Bushey captured the honor in 2004-05 and 2005-06.
Brower recently graduated with a 3.56 GPA as a marketing major. This past season he finished his Spartan career with a mark of 8-3 with two saves. Brower pitched in a school record 94.1 innings as he held opponents to a .204 batting average. His eight wins ranked tied for third on York’s single season list while his 82 strikeouts and 94.1 innings break the previous single season records.
Brower finishes his career with school records in victories (27), innings (326.2) and strikeouts (242). He also finished fourth in appearances (53), third in shutouts (3), and third in complete games (13). Brower earned ESPN The Magazine First-Time District II Academic All-American honors, was a four-time All-CAC pitcher, a two-time ABCA All-South Regional selection, two-time CAC Athlete of the Week and four-time Spartan Athlete of the week. Brower was also a four-time York (Pa.) Athletic honor roll team member and a six-time member of the York College Dean’s list. He also earned the Daniel J. Klinedinst Award signifying the outstanding senior male athlete at York College in 2006-07.
York College athletes have earned the Male Scholar Athlete award four different years, the highest total in the 16-year history of the award. In addition to Brower and Bushey, former Spartan baseball player Aaron Myers earned the award in 1998.