Andrew Janiga of Ellington, Conn., graduated from Trinity with honors in chemistry, where he was a Presidential Scholar. A co-captain on the 2011 Trinity baseball team, Janiga set his sights on a National Championship in his rookie season back in 2008, and that dream came true for the pitcher when the Bantams went 45-1 en route to a national title.
Trinity Head Coach Bill Decker, who has coached several players that have gone on to play professional baseball during his career, called Janiga, "...one of the finest student-athletes to play in our program in the past decade."
For his fine work in the classroom, Janiga was presented with the American Institute of Chemists Award for Chemistry in 2011 and the Chemical Rubber Company Award for Excellence in General Chemistry in 2008. He was named to the 2010 ESPN The Magazine Academic All- District 2nd Team and 2010 and 2011 NESCAC All-Academic Teams.
Janiga's accomplishments on the diamond are just as impressive, as he led a strong Trinity pitching staff in strikeouts in his junior year in 2010, and in strikeouts, ERA, wins, complete games, and starts in his senior season. Janiga won13 of his 22 career starts, earning wins in an impressive 60 percent of his starts.
"His dedication to his academic work, and how he managed the challenges of being a well-rounded college athlete are a model for those to follow," Decker added. "He is one of the finest young men I have coached and his best years are still ahead of him."