BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU pitchers Trent Vietmeier and Aaron George earned degrees Friday as summer graduation ceremonies were held on campus.
Vietmeier earned a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, and George earned a master’s degree in Fine Arts.
Vietmeier, a right-hander from Pittsburgh, Pa., has a 5-1 career mark and one save in 66 appearances (one start). He made 21 appearances (one start) in 2021, recording a 3.93 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 18.1 innings.
Vietmeier played a vital role in the Tigers’ drive to the NCAA Eugene Regional title, making three appearances (one start) and firing three shutout innings with just one hit allowed and five strikeouts.
Vietmeier made a career-high 25 appearances out of the bullpen in 2019, posting one save and 34 strikeouts in 34.1 innings.
George, a right-hander from West Monroe, La., has made 42 career relief appearances for the Tigers over the past three seasons, recording 53 strikeouts in 43 innings.
George made 14 appearances out of the LSU bullpen in 2021, posting a 2.79 ERA with 11 strikeouts in 9.2 innings. He was named to the 2021 SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Former LSU coach Paul Mainieri’s commitment to academic achievement has been illustrated by the Tigers’ performance in the classroom, as 103 LSU baseball players earned degrees during his coaching tenure.
Twenty-five of the graduates were players who signed professional contracts before completing their college eligibility and returned to LSU to finish their degree requirements.
In addition, LSU players have received SEC Academic Honor Roll recognition on 151 occasions over the past 15 seasons.