Arkansas Tech University's Dylan McDearmon is the 2018-19 Great American Conference male scholar athlete of the year.
The award is based upon a vote of GAC faculty athletic representatives or their designees. Nominees are evaluated based upon their performance in athletics, academics and community service.
McDearmon is from Greenbrier. He owns a 4.0 grade point average while completing the Master of Business Administration degree program at ATU. He previously graduated with honors and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Arkansas Tech.
He earned four letters and played 188 games for the Wonder Boys baseball program from 2016-19. His career batting average was .300 with 209 base hits, 22 home runs and 111 runs batted in. He became the fifth baseball player in GAC history with 200 or more career base hits.
ATU won 116 baseball games during McDearmon’s career, and he helped the Wonder Boys reach the GAC Tournament four times (2016-19).
McDearmon was named All-GAC first team, ABCA Rawlings Division II All-Central Region first team, D2CCA All-Central Region second team and Google Cloud Academic All-America first team in recognition of his performance during the 2019 season.
He hit .349 with 11 home runs and 39 RBIs as a senior.
McDearmon also earned the 2019 John Tucker Award as the top senior male student-athlete at Arkansas Tech.
His community service has included volunteer work on behalf of Paint the Town Green and Gold, the Main Street Russellville Downtown Fall Festival and Chili Cookoff, move-in days at ATU residence halls and multiple park clean-up efforts.
This marks the second consecutive year that an Arkansas Tech representative has won the GAC male scholar athlete of the year award. Ty Reasnor, former quarterback for the Wonder Boys football program, captured the honor in 2017-18.