Two Missouri Valley Conference baseball student-athletes have been named All-Americans by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, as announced today by the organization. Wichita State's Chris O'Brien has been named to the first team, while Creighton's Trever Adams is a second team selection.
CHRIS O'BRIEN, WICHITA STATE
Chris O'Brien becomes the first Shocker to be named a first team All-American since Rob Musgrave in 2008 and the first position player since Kevin Hooper in 1999.
O'Brien, a junior catcher from Tulsa, Okla., earned Joe Carter Missouri Valley Conference Player-of-the-Year honors as well as second team All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball. He hit .410 with 56 runs, 100 hits, 25 doubles, 10 home runs and 70 RBI.
He also finished the season on a 29-game hitting streak, which ranks fifth-best in Shocker history. O'Brien is also a finalist for the Johnny Bench Award and was a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award and the Dick Howser Trophy. He was also named the NCBWA District VI Player of the Year and an All Star by College Baseball Lineup.
O'Brien becomes the 25th Shocker to be named a first team All-American.
TREVER ADAMS, CREIGHTON
Named a third-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball earlier this month, Adams led Creighton in nearly every offensive category, including batting average (.387), slugging percentage (.665), on-base percentage (.467), runs (46), hits (89), RBI (57), triples (4), home runs (14), total bases (153), walks (28) and stolen bases (15).
In the Missouri Valley Conference, he ranked first in home runs and slugging percentage, second in hits and total bases, third in batting average, fourth in RBI, fifth in on-base percentage and sixth in triples.
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