Zunino and Tucker Named All-Americans
University of Florida baseball players Mike Zunino (catcher) and Preston Tucker (outfielder) were named All- Americans by the American Baseball Coaches Association earlier today.
Earning another first team selection, Zunino has also claimed the title as an All-American by Baseball America, Perfect Game, Louisville Slugger and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). Tucker, on the other hand, was named second-team by the organization to claim his first All-American status in his career.
Both Gator players were also tabbed as first team All- South Region by the ABCA, while Josh Adams (second baseman) and Hudson Randall (pitcher) were second team choices.
The Southeastern Conference Player of the Year, Zunino, has led the team with a batting average of .371, 19 homers, and a fielding percentage of .995 with three errors.
The Most Outstanding Player of the 2011 NCAA Gainesville Regional, Tucker, batted .304 with 74 RBIs, 15 home runs, and a fielding percentage of .990 with two errors.
Adams closed his career by becoming the fourth Gator baseball player in school history to be recognized All-SEC status in three different seasons. The second team All- South recipient batted .351 with 21 RBIs and 15 runs.
Randall finished the season with 73 strikeouts, 13 walks, and limited opponents to a .227 average in 124.1 innings.
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