Evan Byers Wins Prestigious Elite 90 Award at MCWS

Evan Byers Wins Prestigious Elite 90 Award at MCWS

Kentucky pitcher Evan Byers is the recipient of the prestigious Elite 90 award for the 2024 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship.

Byers, an Animal Sciences major, currently carries a perfect 4.0 GPA. Byers, a redshirt junior, was presented with the award during the opening ceremonies at the Men’s College World Series on Thursday night in Omaha, Nebraska.

The Elite 90, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 90 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s championships.

Eligible student-athletes are sophomores or above academically who have participated in a sport for at least two years with their school. All ties are broken by the number of credits completed. For more information on the Elite 90 award winners, log on to

Byers has been an effective reliever for the Wildcats (45-14) in helping lead them to their first MCWS appearance. This season he is 3-1 with a 5.32 earned run average in 23.2 innings over 21 appearances.

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