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BIG TEN DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR (2014, 16)
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2014-16)
Awards: Big Ten Distinguished Scholar … Academic All-Big Ten. Season: Made 19 appearances and six starts … Had a .371 on base percentage. Vs. Army (2/20): Singled and scored a run. Purdue (4/2): Went 1-for-1 off the bench with a walk-off double and two RBIs in the 12-inning game. At Pittsburgh (5/11): Hit 1-for-4 with an RBI in his fifth start of the season.
2015 CUBA TRIP
Made two starts in the Cuba Baseball Friendship Tournament, going 2-for-6 with two runs scored, an RBI and walk … Both hits came in opener at Industriales … One of five Nittany Lions to have a multi-hit game … Walked and scored a run in historic 9-3 win over Mayabeque ñ the first win for a U.S. team against a Cuban National Series team.
Awards: Academic All-Big Ten. Season: Made 24 starts in 30 games played … Had a six-game (3/22-4/1) hitting streak. At Elon (2/13-14): Had a hit and RBI in first two starts of the season. At No. 23 Texas A&M: Hit an RBI-double. At No. 7 South Carolina (3/11): Went 1-for-2 with a season-high two RBIs. No. 21 Indiana (3/22): Started six-game hitting streak during doubleheader, singling in both ends … Scored two runs in second game to contribute to Penn State’s first win over a nationally-ranked team since 2012. Central Connecticut State (3/27, 29): Doubled in first game and went 2-for-3 with a stolen base in the second. Kent State (4/1): Extended hitting streak to six games going 1-for-2 with a run. At Ohio State (4/6): Reached base three times walking twice and singling … Scored a run. At West Virginia (4/14): Went 1-for-4 with a run in win. At Minnesota (4/19): Doubled as part of 2-for-4 effort.
Awards: Big Ten Distinguished Scholar … Academic All-Big Ten. Season: Started in 21 games and played in 26. At USF (2/21): Made his Penn State debut. At Saint Mary's (3/7-9): Recorded his first career hit … Went 2-for-4 in the third game of the series. At Santa Clara (3/15): Put in a 2-for-4 effort, while also scoring a run. Bucknell (3/22-23): Scored two runs and recorded one hit in the second game of a doubleheader (3/22) … Ripped his first double of his career in the second game of a doubleheader (3/23), driving in a run and going 2-for-4 on the day. Vs. Youngstown State (4/1): Notched two hits, two runs scored and two RBIs. At Villanova (5/13): Went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.
Earned three letters at Panther Creek High under the direction of head coach Daniel Hall … Selected as first team All-Tri-Nine League honoree as a senior … Earned honorable mention All-Tri-Nine League accolades as a junior and sophomore … Honored as team MVP during his senior, junior and sophomore seasons … Named team captain during his senior year … Earned academic All-Conference status during his senior, junior and sophomore seasons … Member of the National Honor Society … Batted .350 over his career with 29 runs, 42 RBIs and two home runs … Played summer league with the American Legion Apex Post … Tossed a one-hitter in the playoffs and went to the state tournament for the first time in the team's history.
Full name Alexander Scott Malinsky … Born on July 25, 1994 in Raleigh, N.C. … Parents are David and Diana Malinsky, both Penn State alums … Has a sister, Amanda … Majoring in accounting and finance and accepted into masters of accounting program.