This fits: Byrd’s Netterville represents Tech as C-USA postgraduate scholarship winner

A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR THE EFFORT:  Byrd High product Steele Netterville just finished his baseball career, taking a place among the all-time best at Louisiana Tech, and earned a postgraduate scholarship from Conference USA in recognition of his remarkable academic and athletic accomplishments.

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Shreveport-Byrd product Steele Netterville of the Louisiana Tech baseball team was announced Thursday as one of 14 recipients for the Conference USA Jim Castañeda Postgraduate Scholarship.

Every season, C-USA grants the $4,000 scholarship to distinguished graduates selected by the league’s Faculty Athletics Representatives and approved by the Conference USA Board of Directors. One graduating senior from each member institution is selected.

Netterville, just announced as an Academic All-American for the second consecutive year, has lofty credentials in the classroom and on the diamond.

Netterville graduated in 2021 with a degree in biology with a 3.90 GPA. He is currently pursuing a second degree in kinesiology and health sciences. Netterville has been accepted into the LSU Health Sciences medical school and will enroll this fall. He delayed entering medical school to play for the Bulldogs this spring and helped lead them to the NCAA Austin Regional after delivering the winning RBI to lift Tech to the C-USA Tournament championship a week earlier.

He’s a three-time C-USA All-Academic team selection, a C-USA All-Freshman Team honoree and won multiple C-USA Hitter of the Week honors over his five-year career at Tech.

Netterville finished as the new school career record-holder in doubles. He sits tied for second all-time at Tech with 46 home runs.

The outfielder left his mark as a career .300 hitter, playing in a whopping 226 games. He is second all-time in RBI with 211.

Photo by TOM MORRIS, Louisiana Tech

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