A total of 71 Fresno State student-athletes were honored as part of a league-record 623 Mountain West scholar athletes.
Last Updated: Feb. 11, 2014
2013 (FRESHMAN): Made 10 relief appearances ... finished the year with a 9.00 ERA in four innings pitched ... threw a shutout inning of relief at California on March 10.
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year prep standout at Valencia High School, where he helped lead the team to back-to-back league baseball championships in 2010 and 2011 ... played both baseball and football ... earned second-team All-Foothill League honors ... named to Bakersfield All-Star Game ... recognized on school's academic honor roll every semester.
PERSONAL: Born March 24, 1994 in Santa Clarita, Calif. ... hometown is Valencia, Calif. ... parents are Curt and Valerie Chase ... has one brother, Trevor ... former high school teammate AJ Balta plays for Oregon State ... enjoys playing pasoy ... a Smittcamp Family Honors Presidential Scholar at Fresno State ... favorite athlete is Clayton Kershaw because he is raw and plays for the Dodgers ... biggest athletic thrill is snowboarding ... most admires John Wooden because is one of the greatest character men who ever lived ... chose to attend Fresno State because of the quality of the baseball program and Smittcamp Family Honors College ... also recruited by Cal Poly, Dartmouth, Nevada and UC Davis ... majoring in business.