Penn's starting catcher was one of two Ivy League student-athletes named to the team.
May 17, 2004
Philadelphia - Junior Matt Horn (North Hollywood, Calif.) was named to the 2004 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District II baseball team.
Horn started 28 of 30 games at catcher for the Red and Blue in 2004. He recorded four multi-hit games throughout his junior season, including a perfect 4-for-4 performance with two runs scored and another driven in during Penn's 8-3 victory over Princeton on April 25 to end the season. Horn was named to the Ivy League Honor Roll for his performance throughout that weekend. He finished the season hitting .326 overall and .385 in Ivy League competition, which ranked him ninth in the Ancient Eight. Horn registered career-highs in at bats (92), batting average, runs (16) and hits (30) in 2004 and led the team in defensive chances (174) and put outs (135). Horn was rewarded with Penn Baseball's Joseph Rullo Most Improved Player Award.
Horn, who is a management and legal studies dual major in Wharton, was one of two Ivy Leaguers named to the team, while only three Ivy League student-athletes were chosen overall for the All-District teams for baseball. To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve and maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.20. He must also have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at the institution he is enrolled.
The Quakers finished the 2004 season with a 10-27 overall record and a 5-15 Ivy League mark and will return five of the team's top seven batters in 2005.
Written by Carla Zighelboim