Dickerson Collects Yet Another All-America Honor
June 26, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Sophomore outfielder Alex Dickerson has picked up yet another First Team All-America selection, this time being recognized by the American Baseball Coaches Association. Dickerson has also collected All-America recognition from the National College Baseball Writers, Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and Baseball America.
Dickerson's honor represents the fourth All-America honor in the last three years for IU, which had just six All-Americans in school history prior to Tracy Smith's tenure. Dickerson is the fifth Hoosier to earn first team recognition, matching the selection of former teammate Eric Arnett, who was a first teamer in 2009. Josh Phegley garnered All-America laurels in both 2008 (second team) and 2009 (third) under Smith's watch.
The left fielder became the third Hoosier in school history to be named Big Ten Player of the Year, being so named in unanimous fashion by the conference coaches. He is the first player in Big Ten history to earn Big Ten Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year honors in consecutive seasons.
Dickerson wrapped up his second season in an IU uniform with a .419 average, 99 hits (tied for third all-time), 24 home runs (second), 75 RBI (fifth), 19 doubles (seventh) and an .805 slugging percentage (third). He is currently fifth nationally in home runs and total bases, and is eighth in slugging percentage. He will enter his junior season with 38 longballs, just nine home runs shy of the school record. He also carries a 17-game hitting streak into the 2011 season.
Dickerson is one of 38 players nationally invited to USA Baseball's Collegiate Team Trials. The team will go through a week of trials in July at USA Baseball's facility in Cary, N.C., at which point the team will be cut to a 22-man roster. The final roster will play a month-long schedule against international teams in the United States, Taiwan and Japan, while those who do not make the team will return to their summer teams.
The outfielder is playing for the Cape Cod League's Wareham Gatemen prior to the Team USA trials. In four games with the Gatemen, Dickerson has not lost a step, going 8-for-16 with a home run, a double, four RBI and two runs scored. Fellow Hoosier Jerrud Sabourin has also had a strong start in the elite wood-bat league, hitting .250 with a home run, a double and a perfect fielding percentage.
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