DALLAS (NCBWA) – Several candidates for the prestigious
Dick Howser Trophy highlight the 14th Annual Pro-Line Athletic
National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-America Team
2009 Pro-Line Athletic/NCBWA All-America Team includes eight now-consensus
selections, and such Howser Trophy semifinalists as NCAA World Series-bound
1B Dustin Ackley of North Carolina and Arizona State pitcher Mike
Leake, along with fellow luminaries pitchers Kyle Bellamy of Miami
(Fla.), A.J. Morris of Kansas State, and Stephen Strasburg of San
Diego State, and Johnny Bench Award finalist catcher J.T. Wise of
Among the 57 standouts on the three units, there are student-athletes
from 19 different conferences and 17 conference championships teams.
The three All-America squads are also made up of 18 conference Player
of the Year winners.
Some of the record-setting and nation-leading honorees are NCAA
Division I total home run co-leader (28) OF Kent Matthes of Alabama,
Pacific-10 Conference Pitcher of the Year (in both 2008 and '09)
and national wins leader (16-1) Leake, versatile utility player
Bryce Brentz (who tops the nation with a .465 batting average and
28 homers) of Middle Tennessee, and Strasburg (national strikeouts'
pacesetter with 195 and the first player taken in Tuesday's Major
League Baseball draft by the Washington Nationals). Most of the
2009 NCBWA Division I District Players of the Year made one of the
The three finalists, all among this group, for the 23rd Annual
Dick Howser Trophy, as voted upon by NCBWA members and awarded since
1987, will be announced just on Saturday, June 13, in Omaha at 9:30
a.m. (CDT) at the Omaha Press Club at 16th and Dodge Streets (22nd
Floor). The Dick Howser Trophy recipient will be named during the
inaugural College Baseball Awards Show on July 2 at the United Spirit
Center in Lubbock, Texas.
Previous Pro-Line Athletic NCBWA All-America teams from 1996-2008
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, SS-2B Rickie
Weeks of Southern and P David Price of Vanderbilt (all current Major
Leaguers), among others.
2009 PRO-LINE ATHLETIC/NCBWA DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA
||Oak Park, Calif.
||San Diego State
||San Diego, Calif.
||San Diego State
Second Team: C Chris Henderson, George Mason,
Jr.; 1B Rich Poythress, Georgia, Jr.; 2B Ryan Wood,
East Carolina, Sr.; 3B Anthony Rendon, Rice, Fr.;
SS Bryan Marquez, New Mexico State, Sr.; OF Devon
Dageford, Louisiana Tech, Jr.; OF Scott Krieger,
George Mason, Sr.; OF Jarrett Parker, Virginia,
So.; DH Phil Wunderlich, Louisville, So.; UT Danny
Hultzen, Virginia, Fr.; SP Daniel Bibona, UC Irvine,
Jr.; SP Louis Coleman, LSU, Sr.; SP Kyle Gibson,
Missouri, Jr.; SP Sean Gilmartin, Florida State,
Fr.; SP Daniel Renken, Cal State Fullerton, So.;
RP Matty Ott, LSU, So.; RP Eric Pettis, UC Irvine,
Jr; RP Austin Wood, Texas, Sr.
Third Team: C Carlos Ramirez, Arizona State,
Jr.; 1B David Anderson, Coastal Carolina, Sr.; 1B
Cody Hawn, Tennessee, So.; 2B Brandon Sizemore,
College of Charleston, Sr.; 3B Tony Thompson, Kansas,
So.; SS Christian Colon, Cal State Fullerton, So.;
SS Jedd Gyorko, West Virginia, So.; OF Bo Davis,
Southern Miss, Sr.; OF Lance Durham, Cincinnati,
Jr.; OF Josh Fellhauer, Cal State Fullerton, Jr.;
OF Tim Wheeler, Sacramento State, Jr.; DH Ryan Goins,
Dallas Baptist, Jr.; UT Mike McGee, Florida State,
So.; SP Buddy Baumann, Missouri State, Jr.; SP Daniel
Calhoun, Murray State, Jr.; SP Kane Holbrooks, Texas
State, Sr.; SP Anthony Ranaudo, LSU, So.; SP Alex
Wimmers, Ohio State, So.; RP Ryan Duke, Oklahoma,
So.; RP Chris Franklin, Southeastern Louisiana,
Jr.; RP Tyler Mizenko, Winthrop, Fr.
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Pro-Line Athletic is in its fifth 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 extends its award production
to include plaques for each member of the Pro-Line/NCBWA All-America
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
rebranded from Pro-Line Cap Co. to become Pro-Line Athletic – a
full line athletic apparel company offering American Made headwear,
workout gear and uniforms.
Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of
college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and
publicists of the sport. For more information about the NCBWA, visit
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For more information on the Pro-Line Athletic All-America Team,
contact NCBWA Executive Director
NCBWA All-America Teams since 2001:
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