PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- ECU baseball player Jake Agnos and Houston golf standout Leonie Harm have been chosen as the 2018-19 American Athletic Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Year, as chosen by the conference's faculty athletics representatives.
Agnos, who was chosen as The American's Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and Harm, The American's Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, will each receive a $4,000 postgraduate financial scholarship.
Agnos and Harm were chosen from a group of 23 individual sport Scholar-Athletes of the Year, who each received a $2,000 postgraduate scholarship.
Agnos was chosen to six All-America teams in 2019 and was tabbed as a first team Google Cloud Academic All-America selection. The American Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year won the conference's pitching triple crown after he led the league in wins (11), strikeouts (a conference-record 145) and earned-run average (2.29). He was selected by the New York Yankees in the fourth round of the 2019 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
Agnos becomes the first ECU student to be named as the conference's Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Harm is a two-time American Athletic Conference women's golf Player of the Year who was the individual medalist at the 2019 American Championship as she led the Cougars to the team title. She is a three-time all-conference selection, a two-time individual qualifier for the NCAA Championship, was tabbed as an honorable mention All-America selection by Golfweek and the Women's Golf Coaches Association and is a three-time WGCA All-American Scholar.
Harm is the third Houston student to earn The American's Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year award. She joins volleyball player Kadi Kullerkann, who was the 2015 winner, and diver Micaela Bouter, who won in 2017.
Selections for the Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards are made by the faculty athletic representatives on the basis of academic credentials and athletic performance. Each conference school may nominate one student-athlete who has achieved senior academic standing as determined by the institution. A winner is chosen from each of the conference's 22 sponsored sports in addition to an at-large selection from a sport not sponsored by the conference.
2019 American Athletic Conference Male Scholar Athlete of the Year
Jake Agnos, ECU (Baseball)
2019 American Athletic Conference Female Scholar Athlete of the Year
Leonie Harm, Houston (Golf)
2019 American Athletic Conference Scholar Athletes of the Year
||First-team All-America; American Pitcher of the Year
||All-conference pick; 2017 American Defensive Player of the Year
||Katie Lou Samuelson
||Two-time American Player of the Year
|Men's Cross Country
||American Runner of the Year; two-time individual champion
|Women's Cross Country
||Top-20 finisher at American Championship
||First-team All-ECAC center
||American individual runner-up and NCAA regional qualifier
||Two-time American Player of the Year
||All-conference first team selection
||All-conference coxswain of the 2019 American Boat of the Year
||First team all-conference midfielder
||First team all-conference selection in 2017
||Four-time first-team all-conference selection
|Men's Swimming and Diving
||Member of three all-conference relay squads in 2019
|Women's Swimming and Diving
||Two-time conference champion in 100 breaststroke
||Three-time all-conference selection and two-time NCAA qualifier
||Two-time all-conference; 2018 NCAA doubles round of 16 qualifier
|Men's Indoor Track and Field
||Three-time Google Cloud/CoSIDA Academic All-America
|Women's Indoor Track and Field
||Top-three NCAA high jump finishes in 2018 and 2019
|Men's Outdoor Track and Field
||Two-time NCAA champion in 4x100-meter relay
|Women's Outdoor Track and Field
||Three-time conference champion in javelin throw
||Two-time first-team all-conference selection
||NECA Co-Rider of the Year