One day after being selected in round No. 22 of the Major League Baseball Draft, Louisiana Tech University junior pitcher Jeb Stefan signed with the Philadelphia Phillies Thursday morning.
The Lafayette native had one year of college eligibility remaining but opted to bypass his final season at Tech in order to pursue his dream of playing professionally.
Stefan, a 6-foot-4-inch, 225-pound right hander, will head to Clearwater, Florida this weekend for a week of spring training before joining the Williamsport (Pa.) Crosscutters – the Phillies Short-Season A organization.
Since Mike White’s arrival in Ruston, the Louisiana Tech Bulldog basketball program has had nothing but success on the hardwood.
However, maybe even more impressive than the win-loss column has been the program’s commitment to succeeding in the classroom.
In the NCAA’s most recent Academic Progress Rates (APR) released today, the Bulldog basketball program recorded its highest single year rate (1000) and multi-year rate (937) since the inception of the scores a decade ago.