Means Earns All-Big Ten Honors
May 22, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Sophomore outfielder Andrew Means of the Indiana baseball team has been named to the All-Big Ten second team, the conference announced on Tuesday. Means led the Hoosiers and was among the conference leaders with a .369 average and 27 steals on the season.
"Andrew was a tremendous player for us all season," head coach Tracy Smith said. "His hard work and ability make him well deserving of this honor, and I'm glad the Big Ten coaches have recognized his accomplishments as well."
In his second season for the Hoosiers, Means was the team leader in average, steals, slugging percentage (.467) and on-base percentage (.397). Additionally, he finished second on the team in both runs (32) and RBIs (30). He showed tremendous consistency throughout the season, hitting .369 in both conference and non-conference action.
Means earned his first honor from the conference when he was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Tuesday, March 20. That week, he led the Hoosiers to four wins in five games, hitting .500 with eight runs and eight steals to top the team in all three categories.
The Avon Lake, Ohio, native finished first on the Hoosiers with 23 multiple-hit games on the season, and his 15-game hitting streak, which stretched from April 21-May 12, was the longest for any Hoosier player this season. He started in center field in all 52 games that he played. In IU's penultimate game of the season, he went 2-for-3 with a career-high four RBIs to help propel the home squad to a 10-7 victory on May 19.
The sophomore is also a wide receiver on the Indiana football team. In 2006, he made 20 catches for 263 yards and a touchdown.
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