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All-American Teams College -
For Immediate Release: Wednesday,
Dec. 20, 2000
PRE-SEASON ALL-AMERICAN BASEBALL TEAMS
TUCSON, Ariz. The 2001 Louisville Slugger pre-season
All-American baseball teams, selected by Collegiate Baseball newspaper, features a
whos who of NCAA Division I baseball players.
The pre-season pick as National Player of The Year is RHP Kip Bouknight
of the University of South Carolina who posted a 17-1 overall record, 2.81 ERA, 143
strikeouts and only 34 walks in 144 innings. He was named National Player of The Year by
four outlets last year, including Collegiate Baseball. He recently was named the
winner of the Golden Spikes Award from USA Baseball as the nation's top amateur baseball
For complete statistics on each player, purchase the Jan. 5 issue of Collegiate
Baseball newspaper. This edition also has NCAA Division I conference rundowns on the
projected teams to beat, conference players of the year, and players to watch, plus an
in-depth story on top college draft eligible players.
The three All-American teams include (with partial statistics from last
season for first team members):
OF Shelley Duncan, Arizona
OF Matt Curtis, Tennessee Tech.
- First Team Pre-Season All-Americans
- LHP Lenny Dinardo, Stetson (16-1, 1.90 ERA, 132 SO, 27 BB)
- RHP Kip Bouknight, South Carolina (17-1, 2.81 ERA, 143 SO, 34 BB)
- RHP Aaron Heilman, Notre Dame (10-2, 3.21 ERA, 118 SO, 29 BB)
- RHP Shane Komine, Nebraska (11-4, 2.24 ERA, 159 SO, 31 BB)
- RHP Rik Currier, Southern California (15-3, 3.31 ERA, 141 SO, 56 BB)
- RHP Dewon Brazelton, Middle Tenn.
St. (7-3, 4.83 ERA, 98 SO, 28 BB)
- Relief - Zane Carlson, Baylor (15 SV, 2.28 ERA, 46 SO, 21 BB)
- C - Casey Myers, Arizona St. (Outstanding defense, .412, 18 HR, 19
2B, 97 RBI)
- 1B - Todd Faulkner, Auburn (.423, 22 HR, 27 2B, 103 RBI)
- 2B - Chris Burke, Tennessee (.401, 26 2B, 55 RBI, 56 SB)
- SS - Bobby Crosby, Long Beach St. (Great defense, .348, 10 HR, 12 2B,
- 3B - Mark Teixeira, Georgia Tech (.427, 18 HR, 21 2B, 80 RBI)
- OF - Gabe Gross, Auburn (.430, 13 HR, 26 2B, 86 RBI)
- OF - Frank Corr, Stetson (.431, 34 2B, 18 HR, 98 RBI)
- OF - John-Ford Griffin, Florida St. (.403, 33 2B, 58 RBI)
- OF - Jason Basil, Georgia Tech (.382, 15 HR, 25 2B, 83 RBI)
- Utility - Dallas McPherson, The
Citadel (.378, 18 2B, 55
RBI, 8-1 as pitcher, 3.07 ERA)
- Second Team Pre-Season All-Americans
- RHP Mark Prior, Southern California
- RHP Josh Karp, UCLA
- RHP Kenny Baugh, Rice
- LHP Jon Switzer, Arizona St.
- RHP Preston Larrison, Evansville
- RHP Steve Kelly, Georgia Tech
- RHP Bob Brownlie, Rutgers
- Relief Nick Glaser, Clemson
- C Brooks Vogel, Dayton
- C Bryan Prince, Georgia Tech
- 1B Philip Hartig, The Citadel
- 2B Mike Fontenot, Louisiana St.
- SS Steve Holm, Oral Roberts
- SS Seth Davidson, Southern
- 3B Taggert Bozied, San Francisco
- OF Todd Linden, Louisiana St.
- OF Brian Stavisky, Notre Dame
- OF Karl Nonemaker, Vanderbilt
- OF Donny Sevieri, New Mexico
- UT Ryan Stegall, Missouri
- Third Team Pre-Season All-Americans
- RHP Rhett Parrott, Georgia Tech
- RHP Jon Skaggs, Rice
- RHP Blair Varnes, Florida St.
- RHP Ben Keiter, Wichita St.
- LHP Ryan Gordon, N.C. Greensboro
- RHP Dan Haren, Pepperdine
- RHP Darrell Rasner, Nevada
- LHP Brian Walker, Miami (Fla.)
- RHP Rich McGuire, Delaware
- LHP Adam Wynegar, James Madison
- RHP Peterson Benjamin, Florida
- Relief Kirk Saarloos, Cal. St.
- Relief Adam Larson, Mississippi St.
- Relief Josh Brey, Liberty
- C Kelly Shoppach, Baylor
- C Ryan Budde, Oklahoma St.
- C Rock Mills, Pepperdine
- 1B Ryan Howard, S.W. Missouri St.
- 1B Pat Hollander, Lehigh
- 1B Ryan Brunner, Northern Iowa
- 2B Richard Lewis, Georgia Tech
- 2B Andrew Salvo, Delaware
- 2B Keith Lillash, Cleveland St.
- SS Jeff Keppinger, Georgia
- SS Jeremy Kurella, Central Florida
- SS Drew Meyer, South Carolina
- SS Tim Merritt, South Alabama
- SS Eric Arnold, Rice
- 3B Kevin Howard, Miami (Fla.)
- 3B Joe Drapeau, Maine
- 3B Jake Gautreau, Tulane
- OF Patrick Boyd, Clemson