WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- Joe Beatty, a hard-hitting shortstop who graduated in May, has been honored as the winner of 1994 Borleske Athletic Trophy, which is presented annually to Whitman's outstanding male athlete. The award recognizes athletic ability and accomplishments, leadership and sportsmanship qualities, and contributions to the campus as a whole.
A four-year starter at shortstop for Whitman's baseball team, Beatty earned honorable mention recognition on the all-Northwest Conference team as a senior. As team captain, Beatty led the Missionaries in runs scored and stolen bases and was second on the squad in total hits.
"Joe also was an excellent shortstop defensively, and he was our team leader," Whitman baseball coach Max Seachris said.
As a junior at Whitman, Beatty earned first-team all-conference honors. He hit .343 that season (.457 in conference games).
Beatty, a 1990 graduate of Helena (Mont.) High School, was a history major at Whitman. He is the son of Martin J. and Madilon Lubke Beatty, Helena, Montana.