LYNCHBURG, VA. (NCBWA) – A total of 34
standout freshmen college baseball players from every part of the
country are featured on the 2021 National Collegiate Baseball
Writers Association (NCBWA) Freshman All-America Team,
the organization announced today
The 2021 NCBWA Freshman All-America Team features players from
29 different schools and 12 different conferences.
The two All-American teams are also made up of nine conference
"Rookie of the Year" winners. In addition, 31 all-conference honorees
appear on the team. The teams also include three conference "Players
of the Year," two conference "Pitchers of the Year," three conference
"Freshman Pitchers of the Year" and one conference "Freshman
Position Player of the Year."
Arizona (2 1st team), LSU (2 1st team), Texas Tech (2 1st team),
California (2 2nd team) and TCU (2 2nd team) were tied for the lead
with two Freshman All-American honorees each. The Big 12 led all
conferences with seven players selected to the two teams combined,
placing four players on the first team and three on the second team.
The SEC (4 1st team, 2 2nd team) and Pac-12 (2 1st team, 4 2nd team)
put six players each on the team.
2021 NCBWA DIVISION I FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA TEAM
||Long Beach State
Second Team: C Bennett Lee, Tulane; 1B Caden
Grice, Clemson; 2B Carter Trice, Old Dominion; 3B
Brayden Taylor, TCU; SS Jacob Gonzalez, Ole Miss;
OF Gavin Cross, Virginia Tech; OF Dylan Beavers,
California; OF Jared McKenzie, Baylor; DH Ethan
Long, Arizona State; UT Zach Neto, Campbell; SP
Parker Messick, Florida State; SP Cam Schlitter,
Northeastern; SP Jack Kaminska, Wichita State; SP
Carter Young, Grand Canyon; RP River Ridings, TCU;
RP Josh White, California; RP Max Rajcic, UCLA.
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The Freshman All-American team is voted upon by the membership
of the NCBWA. The 2021 NCBWA National Freshman Player of the Year
and National Freshman Pitcher of the Year will be announced on Tuesday,
Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of
college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and
publicists of the sport. For more information about the NCBWA, visit
the association's official Web site, ncbwa.com.