WASHINGTON, D.C. (NCBWA) A total of 56 standout college
baseball players from every part of the country are featured on
the 12th Annual Pro-Line Athletic National Collegiate Baseball
Writers Association All-American Team, the organization announced
2007 NCBWA All-America Team is comprised from 21 different conferences
and 19 conference championships teams. The three All-American squads
are also made up of 22 conference Player of the Year winners.
All four 2007 Dick Howser Trophy finalists are first-team selections,
including Conference USA Player of the Year Joe Savery (Rice), the
NCAA strikeout leader and No. 1 overall pick of the 2007 Major League
Draft, David Price (Vanderbilt), the ACC Player of the Year Tony
Thomas, Jr. (Florida State) and the 2007 NCAA home run champion
Kyle Russell (Texas).
The recipient of the 21st Annual Dick Howser Trophy, as
voted upon by NCBWA members and awarded since 1987, will be announced
Friday at 10 a.m. (CDT) at the Omaha Press Club (located at 16th
and Dodge Streets, 22nd floor).
The NCBWA All-America team also includes the NCBWA Stopper
of the Year award winner, right-hander Luke Prihoda (Sam Houston
State), who led the NCAA with 18 saves. Prihoda was the 2007 Southland
Conference Pitcher of the Year and Most Valuable Player of the 2007
The 2007 All-America squad will be well-represented at the 2007
College World Series, which begins Friday, June 15, at Johnny Rosenblatt
Stadium in Omaha, Neb. Seven of the eight teams at the CWS have
at least one player on this years squad for a total of 11 players.
No. 2 seed Rice (Joe Savery and Aaron Luna), No. 3 seed North Carolina
(Dustin Ackley and Andrew Carnigan), No. 5 seed Arizona State (Brett
Wallace and Kiel Roling) and Mississippi State (Edward Easley and
Brandon Turner) have two players each.
2007 PRO-LINE ATHLETIC/NCBWA DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA
||Tony Thomas Jr.
||New York, N.Y.
||Toms River, N.J.
||Sam Houston State
||Cave Creek, Ariz.
||Big Pool, Md.
||Sam Houston State
Second Team: 1B Matt LaPorta, Florida, Sr.;
2B Tyler Mach, Oklahoma State, Jr.; 3B Greg Sexton,
William & Mary, Jr.; SS Brandon Turner, Mississippi
State, Fr.; C Edward Easley, Mississippi State,
Jr.; C Matt Wieters, Georgia Tech, Jr.; OF Corey
Brown, Oklahoma State, Jr.; OF Maurice Davis, Alcorn
State, Jr.; OF Dominic de la Osa, Vanderbilt, Jr.;
OF Grant Desme, Cal Poly, Jr.; DH Kiel Roling, Arizona
State, So.; UT Sean Doolittle, Virginia, Jr.; SP
Adrian Alaniz, Texas, Jr.; SP Raymond Guilmet, Arizona,
So.; SP Bryan Henry, Florida State, Sr.; SP Nick
Schmidt, Arkansas, Jr.; RP Matt German, Northern
Illinois, Sr.; RP Andy Masten, Creighton, Sr.
Third Team: 1B Dustin Ackley, North Carolina,
Fr.; 1B Trey Sutton Southern Miss, Jr.; 2B Logan
Johnson, Louisville, Sr.; 3B Blake Stouffer, Texas
A&M, Jr.; C Jonathon Lucroy, Louisiana-Lafayette,
Jr.; SS Derek Shunk, Villanova, Jr.; OF Brad McElroy,
Charlotte, Jr.; OF Justin Jenkins, West Virginia,
Sr.; OF Ryan Lavarnway, Yale, So.; OF Brian Rike,
Louisiana Tech, Jr.; OF Emeel Salem, Alabama, Sr.;
DH Phil Disher, South Carolina, Jr.; DH Aaron Luna,
Rice, So.; UT Zach Putnam, Michigan, So.; SP Nick
Chigges, College Of Charleston, Sr.; SP Barry Enright,
Pepperdine, Jr.; SP Scott Gorgen, UC Irvine, So.;
SP Corey Kluber, Stetson, Jr.; SP Kyle Nicholson
Texas A&M, Sr.; SP Wes Roemer, Cal State Fullerton,
Jr.; RP Daniel Edwards, Kansas State, Jr.; RP Eryk
McConnell, N.C. State, Jr.; RP Casey Weathers, Vanderbilt,
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Previous Pro-Line Athletic NCBWA All-America teams from 1996-2006
have featured the likes of OF J.D. Drew of Florida State, P-DH Jason
Jennings of Baylor, 1B Mark Teixeira of Georgia Tech, RHP Mark Prior
of Southern California, SS Khalil Greene of Clemson, and SS-2B Rickey
Weeks of Southern (all current major leaguers) , among others.
Pro-Line Athletic is in its third year as a sponsor of
the NCBWA. It produces and distributes plaques for National Hitter
and Pitchers of the Week during the regular season and last season
extended its award production to include plaques for each member
of the Pro-Line/NCBWA All-American team.
During the Summer of 2006 Pro-Line launched into the custom game
clothing business with all products being manufactured in its facility
in Fort Worth, Texas. As a part of this transition, the company
re-branded from Pro-Line Cap Company to become Pro-Line Athletic
... a full line athletic apparel company offering American Made
headwear, workout gear and uniforms.