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Baseball: Carter Named Outstanding Graduate For University College

Eric Carter


LAFAYETTE, La. – Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns baseball senior Eric Carter was named one of eight students that will be honored during Spring 2016 Commencement ceremonies as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Alumni Association’s Outstanding Graduates.
Every spring and fall semester, deans from eight academic colleges each nominate a student as an Outstanding Graduate, based on leadership, scholarship and service. An Alumni Association selection committee interviews the candidates and selects one to receive the overall award.
The overall Outstanding Graduate will be announced during the Spring Commencement General Assembly on Friday, May 13, at the Cajundome.
Carter was named the Outstanding Graduate for University College. A senior right-hander for the Cajuns, Carter is a General Studies major with a concentration in behavioral sciences. Carter posted a 3.83 GPA while being tabbed to both the President’s and Dean’s lists.
"It’s an honor and a privilege for Eric to recognized for his hard work and effort off of the field," head coach Tony Robichaux said. "This is not just an honor for our program, but also for our athletic department to have one of our student-athletes recognized as one of the eight best on campus. Eric is truly deserving of this honor. He truly embodies what it means to be a student-athlete.
"This is just another good honor academically for our program, and it shows you the kind of work ethic and determination that our players have both athletically and academically."
Carter was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi academic honor society and the University’s Pre-Professional Society as well as an Eagle Scout.
Carter has been instrumental in various community service efforts including the Helping Hands natural disaster volunteer efforts where he helped clean up following Hurricane Isaac in 2012.
Other community service projects that Carter has been involved in include reading to elementary school children, helping to clean and paint a day care center, participating in the Greater Acadiana Heart Walk, and the Walk to Defeat ALS.
Carter was also a Young Men’s Duty to God Award coordinator and Sunday school teacher for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
On the field, Carter is 3-1 with a 3.07 ERA in 29.1 innings pitched. Carter has two saves this season and has struck out 37 while only allowing six free passes.
Following the 2016 season, Carter plans apply to medical school, with a goal of becoming a physician’s assistant.
His parents are Kim and Kristine Carter, of Santa Clara, Utah. He is married to Jessica White Carter.
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