Kyle Leahy was one of my favorite kids to talk to during his time at Erie High School — his status as a three-sport star just scratching the surface of what kind of individual he was.

Well, in his second year at Colorado Mesa, Leahy continues to impress more than just on the baseball diamond.

Leahy is sporting a 4.0 grade-point average with 40 credits completed at CMU and on Monday was awarded the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Summit Award winner for baseball in 2017. The award is given to the top student-athlete participating in the conference baseball tournament, which got under way on Wednesday.

The Mavs, with Leahy on the hill, beat Regis in the first round of the tournament to improve to 41-10 on the season. And Leahy improved to 11-0 on the season with a microscopic 1.21 earned-run average.

With those numbers, not to mention a 79:11 strikeout-to-walk ratio, it comes as no surprise that Leahy was named the RMAC pitcher of the year, as well.

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