Editor's note: We will be highlighting a top moment for each program from the 2018-19 academic year Monday through Friday from July 8 until July 31.
WORCESTER – Recent graduate Ryan Tropeano (Pembroke, MA) has been named as the baseball program's first-ever Google Cloud Academic All-America, as selected by College Sports Information Directors of America. He makes WPI's debut with a third team nod.
In addition to a perfect fielding percentage in 36 chances in conference play, Tropeano was fifth in hits (57) and triples (3), and sixth in runs (42) and stolen bases (21) among NEWMAC student-athletes on the season. A career .387 hitter, Tropeano also batted .341 with 11 extra-base hits, 21 stolen bases and 22 RBI in 2019.
Off the field, the management engineering major boasts a 3.64 GPA and served as one of the WPI Student-Athlete Advisory Committee chairs and represented the Engineers at the conference level. He is also part of Big Brother Big Sisters and Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. His IQP studied using AI and automation to improve processes at the Marine Safety Center in Washington, D.C.
The NEWMAC West Division champions posted a 23-16 record overall and 8-9 versus all conference teams.