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Ryan Knernschield

Eastern Illinois
Business Admin: Applied MGT


Knernschield has excelled in the classroom, boasting a 3.72 GPA as an undergraduate. He is an active student and works hard to be the model student-athlete.

He carries a 3.57 GPA in his current graduate program.


Knernschield, a five-year member of the program, is a leader for Eastern Illinois. He has gained the respect of his teammates and coaches through hardwork and a steadfast personality.

Since arriving at Eastern Illinois, he has been one of the hardest working members of the team. Knernschield is always there with words of advice.


Knernschield volunteers with Eastern Illinois’ annual community programs.


In his career at Eastern Illinois, Knernschield has started in 110 games. He has been the definition of consistency for the Panthers, with his teammates heralding his leadership. He holds himself to a standard and is a true team player.

During the shortened 2020 season, he recorded 102 putouts and finished with a .991 fielding percentage.

In 2019, Knernschield finished with a .335 BA, 86 total bases, 36 runs, and 35 RBIs. He was also named to the Buster Posey Award Watch List.