SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Earning himself an unprecedented three-time First Team All-American status, University of Alabama in Huntsville baseball player Chandler Brockearned NCBWA First Team All-American honors this week.
It marks the third time in the past week that Brock has earned such an honor, again marking uncharted territory for the UAH baseball program. Earlier this week he garnered First Team All-American honors from both the ABCA and Daktronics.
The sophomore was also named ABCA South Region Player of the Year, helping him to land on the First Team All-American list as well as Daktronics South Region Player of the Year. Brock also earned NCBWA South Player of the Year and Gulf South Conference Player of the Year this season, a simply remarkable feat.
At this point, it is safe to say that Brock has had one of the best seasons in the history of the UAH athletic program, at least in terms of individual accomplishments. Even scarier, he has two years of eligibility remaining in the blue and white uniform.
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 earned First Team honors on three separate ballots.
“I'm very humble and honored to be receiving all of these awards. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined I'd be taking home three First Team All-American honors, incredible,” said Brock.
The NCBWA, founded in 1962, is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. Members receive official votes in the Dick Howser Trophy, Regional Players of the Year and All-America voting.
Courtesy: UAH Media Relations