ECU's Jake Agnos to Represent the AAC at NCAA Leadership Forum

ECU's Jake Agnos has been chosen to represent the Pirates and the American Athletic Conference at the 2017-18 NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum in Washington D.C. on Nov. 16-19.

Agnos, a sophomore pitcher on the Pirates' baseball team, currently serves on ECU's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and last year was a member of the Athletic Leadership Living Learning Community. The Athletic Leadership LLC curriculum analyzes members leadership strengths, their beliefs, different mindsets and behaviors, how they lead under stress, as well as how to lead others.

"This is a great honor for Jake," fourth-year head coach Cliff Godwin said. "Jake is the true definition of student-athlete who excels in the classroom and on the baseball field. He is and will always be a great ambassador for ECU and our baseball program. Jake will represent ECU and The American in a first-class manner at the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum."

A two-time ECU Chancellor's List member and a 2017 American All-Academic Team selection, Agnos maintains a 4.0 GPA with an intended major in management information systems. Since stepping on campus in August of 2016, he has devoted nearly 60 hours in the community working with programs in the Pitt County area such as the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, Team IMPACT, Riley's Army, Cypress Glenn Re­tirement Community Flood Relief, Red Cross, First Born Community Devel­opment Center, ACES for Autism, Make-A-Wish Foundation and the James and Connie Maynard Children's Hospital.

On the diamond, Agnos appeared in 16 games making 10 starts as a freshman while posting a 3-3 record. The left-hander fanned 64 batters, allowed 31 runs (23 earned) on 58 hits in 64.1 innings. In his third outing of the year he struck out a career-high 11 batters in five scoreless innings of relief helping ECU to a 5-4 win over Western Carolina in the 14th Annual Keith LeClair Classic. Agnos picked up wins against Towson, Tulane and UCF with the last coming in the American Baseball Conference Championships where he scattered two hits over seven scoreless frames on his way to earning all-tournament team honors.

The 2017-18 NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum engages a diverse and dynamic representation of student-athletes, coaches, faculty and administrators. Student-athletes selected to attend the Leadership Forum return to campus with invaluable leadership skills, the experience of exploring the relationship between personal values, core beliefs and behavioral styles.