Austin Bushur Signs To Play Baseball At Parkland College

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Published on February 11 2014 3:50 pm
Last Updated on February 11 2014 3:50 pm
Written by Millie Lange

Austin Bushur has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Parkland College in Champaign next year.

Bushur has been a four-year starter in the outfield for St. Anthony High School. He was an offensive threat for the Bulldogs in 2012 when St. Anthony won its first baseball state championship.

"I am excited to attend Parkland College," said Bushur. "Parkland is a strong academic school with a long history of success in its baseball program. I look forward to the challenge that Parkland will bring academically and athletically. I also look forward to working with Coach Dave Garcia and his staff."

In the spring of 2012, as a sophomore, Bushur was named Team Top Run Producer with a .390 batting average with 43 RBI and seven home runs. He was named Team MVP for the state tournament with a three-run home run in the super-sectional game against Shawnee and a three-run home run in the state championship game against Tuscola. He also was named to the Second Team All-Area by the Decatur Herald & Review in 2012.

In the spring of 2013, as a junior, Bushur led the Bulldogs with a .421 batting average, 22 RBI and six home runs. He will be part of the 2014 St. Anthony team that has its sights on a long post-season run.

Bushur has a 3.33 GPA and will be taking undergraduate courses at Parkland College as he pursues a degree in physical therapy.