Alex Dickerson Corrals All-American Honors Once Again
June 29, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) recognized Indiana's Alex Dickerson as an All-American this week, placing him on the second team. It marks Dickerson's second All-America accolade, earning first team honors following the 2010 season.
Indiana head coach Tracy Smith has now guided at least one Hoosier to All-America status in four consecutive years. Josh Phegley did so in 2008 and 2009, Eric Arnett in 2009 and Dickerson the past two seasons.
Earlier this month, the Poway, Calif., native was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the first pick of the third round.
Dickerson led IU in batting average (.367), homeruns (9), RBI (49), slugging percentage (.540) and on-base percentage (.440). The 2010 Big Ten Triple Crown winner made a run at repeating the feat, finishing in the top-five for average, homeruns and RBI in '11.
In order to make the All-America team, Dickerson had to first crack the ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Mideast Region First Team. He, along with four other regional first teamers were then selected as All-Americans as well.
"Speaking on behalf of the selection committee, I feel that this year's Mideast Region players are very deserving of this recognition," Carbone said. "They head a long list of impressive players and represent a lot of very good teams from around the region."
The All-American teams are selected by a committee made up of each region's chairman. Monmouth head coach Dean Ehehalt represented the East Region while also chairing the committee and was joined by Oregon head coach George Horton (West), Middle Tennessee State head coach Steve Peterson (South Central), Vanderbilt head coach Tim Corbin (South), UMass head coach Mike Stone (Northeast), Indiana State head coach Rick Heller (Midwest), Virginia head coach Brian O'Connor (Atlantic) and Carbone (Mideast) in Omaha, Neb., last week before the start of the 2011 NCAA Men's College World Series.
2011 ABCA/Rawlings All-Mideast Region Teams
Pitcher - Kyle Hallock, Kent State
Pitcher - Andrew Chafin, Kent State
Pitcher - David Starn, Kent State
Reliever - Kyle McMillen, Kent State
Catcher - Tom Murphy, Buffalo
First Base - Jeff Holm, Michigan State
Second Base - Zack Leonard, Eastern Michigan
Shortstop - Alex Jones, Northern Illinois
Third Base - Torsten Boss, Michigan State
Designated Hitter - Alex Dickerson, Indiana
Outfield - Ben Klafczynski, Kent State
Outfield - Sean Deegan, Penn State
Outfield - Justin Riddell, Cincinnati
2011 ABCA/Rawlings All-Americans (Selections from Mideast Region)
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