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Evan Battey



Battey graduated from Colorado last August, earning his degree in journalism. He is currently pursuing a Master’s in Organizational Leadership.

He was named to the 2018-19 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball All-Academic Team and is a seven-time AD’s Honor Roll selection. Battey was also selected as one of two to win the 2018 CU Clancy A. Herbst, Jr. Student-Athlete Achievement Award. It’s given to those who overcome personal, academic, and/or emotional challenges or difficulties to succeed both academically and athletically. Battey was forced to take an academic redshirt in his first year on campus as he did not meet the initial eligibility requirement of graduation from high school within four years.


Battey has received Colorado’s Most Inspirational Player Award twice. He suffered a stroke during his redshirt season which formed him off the court until the next summer.

Battey was also one of two student-athlete representatives to serve on the Pac-12’s Mental Health Task Force. In addition, he served on the NABC Player Development Coalition, which comprised of 11 players nationally that met quarterly to provide feedback to the NABC regarding issues that college basketball players faced.


Battey is a member of Colorado’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. He participates in both community and campus events, including speaking at the Freshman Kickoff this year.

He is also a regular participant in CU’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives and the NCAA DEI Social Media Campaign.


Entering his senior season, Battey is Colorado’s active leading scorer and rebounder. He is on pace to become only the 38th player in program history to reach 1,000 points.

He was named an All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention last year after leading the team to 23 wins and averaging 10.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Battey also secured a Pac-12 All-Tournament Team selection after leading the Buffaloes to the championship game.