Clay Chandler Signs with Seattle Mariners

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - Former starting pitcher Clay Chandler signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Seattle Mariners Thursday afternoon.
Chandler's first assignment will be to the Arizona League Mariners (Rookie) in Peoria, Arizona.
During his two seasons as a Redhawk, Chandler was a two-time Second Team All-Ohio Valley Conference starting pitcher. In 2017, he finished with an 8-3 record on the mound in 16 appearances and 15 starts. Chandler worked 84 and two-thirds innings on the mound while striking out a team-leading 64 hitters and walking only 22. He finished 6-2 in OVC play.
Chandler earned his fourth career OVC Pitcher of the Week honor on Apr. 3. That week prior, Chandler recorded his lone Redhawk save against No. 18 Missouri on Mar. 28 then pitched seven scoreless innings in the shutout of Austin Peay on Apr. 1.
In his two-year Redhawk career, Chandler recorded 12 wins, pitched 181 and two-thirds innings, struck out 160 batters, and allowed just 43 walks.
Chandler will join former Redhawk Shae Simmons in the Mariners' organization. Simmons was drafted by the Braves in 2012 but was traded to Seattle prior to the 2017 season.


GLVC Honors Council of Presidents' Academic Excellence Award Recipients
INDIANAPOLIS - The Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) has identified 353 student-athletes who have earned the GLVC Council of Presidents' Academic Excellence Award, it was announced on Thursday. This year's total marks the second time more than 300 honorees have been recognized since the award was first inaugurated in the spring of 2010, and falls just two students shy of the league record of 355 set last year.
The recipients of the GLVC Council of Presidents' Academic Excellence Award exemplify the outstanding student-athletes in the GLVC. Each honoree has exhausted his or her eligibility in the intercollegiate sport in which they participated and maintained at least a 3.5 grade point average throughout their academic career.
In addition, to be eligible for the award, the student-athlete must have competed in the GLVC for a minimum of two years and completed 96 credit hours. A student-athlete can only earn the distinguished honor one time in his or her career.
Football's Dalton Powell was one of 11 students that met the highest standard of academic excellence by concluding their collegiate careers with an unblemished 4.0 cumulative GPA. That list of 11 student-athletes can be found right here:
Olivia Willoughby, Women's Cross Country/Track & Field, Drury (Spanish and Education)
Amanda Gosbeth, Softball, Illinois Springfield (Mathematics)
Jamie Johnson, Women's Basketball, Lewis (Communication Studies/MS-Business Admin.)
Emily Mauch, Women's Cross Country/Track & Field, Maryville, (Physical Therapy)
Tyler Uhrich from Men's Cross Country/Track & Field, Maryville (Physical Therapy)
Marketa Illetskova, Volleyball, Missouri S&T (Computer Science)
Joe Rund, Men's Soccer, Missouri-St. Louis (Biology)
Katherine Rathgeber, Women's Golf, Quincy (Theology/Philosophy and Sign Language Interpretation)
Josh Handzik, Baseball, Saint Joseph's (Business Admin. and Economics)
Alyssa Moore, Women's Cross Country/Track & Field, Southern Indiana (Accounting/MS-Business Admin.)
Dalton Powell, Football, Truman State (Accounting)
GLVC Academic Awards Week will wrap up on Friday with the naming of the Winter and Spring Scholar-Athletes of the Year.