Brentz earns second All-America Honor

Nation's baseball writers recognize impressive season

June 10, 2009 · MT Athletic Communications
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Sophomore Bryce Brentz picked up his second postseason honor on Wednesday after being named to the National Collegiate Baseball Association First Team All-America team.

Brentz was named First Team Pro-Line Athletic/NCBWA All-America as a utility player as the organization recognized his impressive numbers both in the outfield and on the mound.

Brentz along with Florida International's Tyler Townsend were the only two Sun Belt players named to the First Team.

The Knoxville, Tenn., native had an unbelievable season batting .465 with 28 home runs and 73 RBI. Brentz set six single-season records including batting average, hits, runs, home runs, total bases and slugging percentage on his way to being named Sun Belt Player of the Year.

Brentz was also named Louisville Slugger First Team All-America and a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes award. The Knoxville, Tenn., native has been invited to the 2009 USA Baseball National Team Trials to be held at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C., June 15-24.

There were 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.

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