The most recent commitment by a St. Thomas student to continue their athletic success at a college or university is Senior John Ganucheau.
He made his commitment on October 29th, 2014 to play baseball at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. Rhodes College recruited Ganucheau as a starting pitcher in the middle to end of the weekly rotation.
For the Eagle baseball team, Ganucheau is a middle innings relief pitcher. He comes in during games to get outs for a starting pitcher that had a tough time during the early innings. The importance of quality relief pitching is very high for any team that wants to compete for a state title.
During his many camps and tournaments in the summer Ganucheau had received several looks as a pitcher. The other major offer he received besides Rhodes was from Sewanee: The University of the South. They also wanted Ganucheau to be a part of their starting rotation.
Rhodes offered Ganucheau a forty percent academic scholarship, and asked him to come play baseball for the school. Division III schools are not allowed to give athletic scholarships which is why Ganucheau received the academic scholarship. If he was not going to play baseball at Rhodes College he would have either attended The University of Texas, or The University of Mississippi.
Ganucheau carried a high grade point average at St. Thomas during his four years, he also scored very high on his ACT. His scores and grades would have provided him an opportunity to attend most of the universities and colleges he wanted to attend.