Huntsville, Ala. – Receiving his first two of what looks like many All-American honors this season, University of Alabama in Huntsville baseball player Chandler Brock has earned Daktronics First Team All-American honors and ABCA All-American accolades.
Brock earning All-American honors from Daktronics was an automatic honor following his Daktronics South Region Player of the Year recognition on May 16. The sophomore was also named ABCA South Region Player of the Year, helping him to land on the First Team All-American list. Brock also earned NCBWA South Player of the Year and Gulf South Conference Player of the Year this season.
He has become a household name in the world of Division II and especially for UAH, and rightfully so. In terms of individual accomplishments, Brock has had as good a season as any student-athlete in school history.
The native of Athens, Ala., ranked near the top or led the region in multiple offensive categories, including batting average (.432), on base percentage (.492), slugging percentage (.577), runs (43), hits (69) and stolen bases (24). Anchoring the heart of the UAH lineup, Brock helped lead UAH to a national ranking and a historic-best No. 4 in the country.
Brock becomes the first player in UAH baseball history to earn First Team All-American honors. Even more impressive, he may wind up taking home a total of three All-American awards as the NCBWA and ABCA still have yet to release their All-American teams.
The D2SIDA All-America Baseball teams are sponsored by Daktronics, Inc., an acknowledged world leader in scoring, timing and programmable display systems for virtually every sport at every level of competition. The teams are voted on by the members of D2SIDA, NCAA Division II Sports Information Directors Association. Daktronics has sponsored the baseball All-America program since 2007.
2013 Daktronics NCAA Division II Baseball All-America First Team
Ron Lenz Player of the Year: Michael Schulze, Missouri Western State
Ron Lenz Pitcher of the Year: Harvey Martin, Minnesota State
C Kyle Petty Sr. California (Pa.)
1B Chris Dula Sr. Catawba (N.C.)
2B Jake Warner Jr. Pittsburgh-Johnston (Pa.)
3B Grant Fink Sr. Missouri Western State
SS Michael Schulze Jr. Missouri Western State
OF Chandler Brock So. Alabama Hunstville
OF Bubba Dotson Sr. Missouri Western State
OF Ryan Messina Jr. Shepherd (W.Va.)
DH Bill Gerstenslager Sr. South Carolina-Aiken
UT (non-pitcher) Brian Wuest Sr. Nebraska-Kearney
UT (pitcher) Taylor Taska Jr. Texas A&M-Kingsville
SP Jake Baldwin So. Ashland (Ohio)
SP Ethan Carter Sr. North Carolina-Pembroke
SP Trevor Graham Jr. Franklin Pierce (N.H.)
SP Harvey Martin Sr. Minnesota State
RP Kyle Renaud Sr. Missouri-St. Louis
2013 ABCA/Rawlings First Team All-Americans
Pitcher of The Year: SP Harvey Martin Sr. Minnesota State Mankato MN
Position Player of the Year: Zach Esquerra Jr. California Baptist University CA
D2 Player of the Year: OF Zach Esquerra Jr. California Baptist University CA
1B Mike Failoni Jr. Lindenwood University MO
2B Braden Box Sr. Colorado State Mesa CO
3B Nick Sell So. Seton Hill University WA
SS Michael Schulze Jr. Missouri Western State University MO
INF Brian Wuest Sr. University of Nebraska – Kearney NB
OF Zach Bricknell Sr. Young Harris College GA
OF Chandler Brock So. University of Alabama in Huntsville AL
OF Zach Esquerra Jr. California Baptist University CA
OF Michael Lott Jr. Shepherd University WV
C Mike Russo Sr. St. Thomas Aquinas College NY
DH Bradon Reitano Jr. Mount Olive College NC
SP Jason Hoppe Jr. Minnesota State Mankato MN
SP Harvey Martin Sr. Minnesota State Mankato MN
SP Harmen Sidhu Sr. Sonoma State University CA
SP Glenn Wallace Sr. Sonoma State University CA
RP Mike Adams Sr. University of Tampa FL
Courtesy UAH Media Relations