Payne Earns All-Sportsmanship Honors

Written by Theresa Rose on May 11, 2018


Mount Pleasant, IA – May 11, 2018 – The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference released their Baseball All-Conference awards last night during the opening rounds of the conference tournament.  Iowa Wesleyan had one member earn a spot on the All-Conference list.

This year’s awards featured Co-Pitcher of the Year with Jimi Keating of Spalding and Luke Summers from Fontbonne taking the honors.  There were also Co-Coach of the Year awards with Matt Downs of Spalding and Bill Kurich of Webster earning the honors this season.

Alex Payne was named to the SLIAC All-Sportsmanship in his final season with the Tigers.  Payne played in all 40 games and starting 39 for IW. He hit .230 and recorded six doubles, two triples, and one home run for the Tigers this season. Payne also had a fielding percentage of .997 on the year, committing just one error.

The SLIAC recognizes one individual from each institution that best exemplifies the qualities of sportsmanship throughout the season.

To see the full list of SLIAC All-Conference awards, visit

Tiger Athletics: Iowa Wesleyan University strives to provide its student-athletes the opportunity to be successful in life and sports. Engaged in the SLIAC and UMAC Conferences, Tiger athletics is a proud member of NCAA Division III.