2008 College Baseball All-America Team

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2008 All-Americans included 2010 NL Rookie of the Year Buster Posey (left) and Roger Clemens Award winner Aaron Crow (right).

An All-American team is an honorary sports team composed of the best amateur players of a specific season for each team position—who in turn are given the honorific "All-America" and typically referred to as "All-American athletes", or simply "All-Americans". Although the honorees generally do not compete together as a unit, the term is used in U.S. team sports to refer to players who are selected by members of the national media. Walter Camp selected the first All-America team in the early days of American football in 1889.[1]

The NCAA recognizes four different All-America selectors for the 2008 college baseball season: the American Baseball Coaches Association (since 1947), Baseball America (since 1981), Collegiate Baseball (since 1991), and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (since 2001).[2]

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ABCA American Baseball Coaches Association[2]
BA Baseball America[2]
CB Collegiate Baseball[2]
NCBWA National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association[2]
Awarded the Golden Spikes Award or Dick Howser Trophy as national Player of the Year[2]
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player had been named an All-American at that point[2]
Inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame[3]

All-Americans[edit]

Position Name School ABCA BA CB NCBWA Notes
Starting pitcher Aaron Crow Missouri
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Roger Clemens Award[2] 43 consecutive scoreless innings (T-4th in Division I)[4]
Starting pitcher Brian Matusz (2) San Diego
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Starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg San Diego State
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16.1 K/9 (3rd in Division I),[4] 5.33 H/9 (T-7th in Division I),[4] 23 strikeouts in a single game (March 11, 2008 vs. Utah Utes) (T-3rd in Division I),[4] 1st overall pick in 2010 Major League Baseball Draft[5]
Starting pitcher Scott Gorgen UC Irvine
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Starting pitcher Chris Hernandez Miami
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Baseball America Freshman of the Year[2]
Starting pitcher Eric Arnett Indiana
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Starting pitcher Tim Clubb Missouri State
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Starting pitcher Shooter Hunt Tulane
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Starting pitcher Rob Musgrave Wichita State
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Relief pitcher Scott Bittle Mississippi
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Relief pitcher Joshua Fields Georgia
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41 career saves (T-8th in Division I)[4]
Relief pitcher Andrew Cashner TCU
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Relief pitcher Tyler Conn Southern Miss
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Catcher Buster Posey Florida State
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ABCA, Baseball America & Collegiate Baseball POY[2]
Johnny Bench Award,[2] 2010 NL Rookie of the Year [6]
First baseman Justin Smoak South Carolina
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Second baseman Jemile Weeks Miami
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Second baseman Josh Satin Miami
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Third baseman Brett Wallace (2) Arizona State
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Third baseman Jeremie Tice College of Charleston
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Shortstop Gordon Beckham Georgia
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Outfielder Sawyer Carroll Kentucky
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Outfielder Chris Shehan Georgia Southern
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Outfielder Brian Van Kirk Oral Roberts
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Outfielder Collin Cowgill Kentucky
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Outfielder Blake Dean LSU
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27 career sacrifice flies (Division I Record)[4]
Outfielder Tim Fedroff North Carolina
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Outfielder Bryan Miller Troy
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Designated hitter Yonder Alonso Miami
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Designated hitter Ben Carlson Missouri State
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Utility player Ike Davis Arizona State
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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Michigan alumnus. University of Michigan Library. 2010. p. 495. ASIN B0037HO8MY. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "NCAA Baseball Award Winners". NCAA. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "College Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees". College Baseball Hall of Fame. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Division I Record Book". NCAA. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "1st Picks Overall in the MLB June Amateur Draft". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Buster Posey". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 9 April 2012.