LINCOLN, Neb. (NCBWA) – A total of 56 standout college
baseball players from every part of the country are featured on
the 13th Annual Pro-Line Athletic National Collegiate Baseball
Writers Association All-America Team, the organization announced
2008 NCBWA All-America Team is comprised of teams from 19 different
conferences and 17 conference championships teams. The three All-America
squads are also made up of 24 conference "Player of the Year" winners.
All four 2008 Dick Howser Trophy finalists are first-team
selections, including record-setting Georgia shortstop Gordon Beckham,
ACC Player of the Year Buster Posey (Florida State), Big 12 Pitcher
of the Year Aaron Crow (Missouri) and two-time Pac-10 Player of
the Year Brett Wallace (Arizona State).
The recipient of the 22nd Annual Dick Howser Trophy, as voted
upon by NCBWA members and awarded since 1987, will be announced
just prior to the start of the College World Series on Saturday
at 9 a.m. CDT at the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce (located
at 13th and Harney Streets in downtown Omaha).
2008 PRO-LINE ATHLETIC/NCBWA DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA
||Cave Creek, Ariz.
||San Diego State
||San Diego, Calif.
Second Team: C Josh Phegley, Indiana, So.;
1B David Cooper, California, Jr.; 2B Kyle Seager,
North Carolina, So.; 2B Jedd Gyorko, West Virginia,
Fr.; 3B Jeremie Tice, College of Charleston, Jr.;
SS Reese Havens, South Carolina, Jr.; OF Mike McKenna,
Florida Atlantic, Sr.; OF Jacob Priday, Missouri,
Sr.; OF Michael Rockett, Texas-San Antonio, Jr.;
DH Chad Cregar, Western Kentucky, Jr.; UT Zach Putnam,
Michigan, Jr.; UT Josh Romanski, San Diego, Jr.;
SP Matt Fairel, Florida State, So.; SP Chris Hernandez,
Miami, Fr.; SP Tim Clubb, Missouri State, Jr.; SP
George Brown, St. John's, Sr.; SP Rob Musgrave,
Wichita State, Sr.; RP Tommy Rafferty, Arizona State,
Sr.; RP A.J. Griffin, San Diego, So.; RP Eric Pettis,
UC Irvine, So.
Third Team: C Corey Kemp, East Carolina,
Sr.; 1B Ryan Keedy, UAB, Sr.; 1B Xavier Scruggs,
UNLV, Jr.; 2B Ryne Jernigan, South Alabama, Sr.;
3B Chris Dominguez, Louisville, So.; SS Jose Duran,
Texas A&M, Jr.; SS Tyler Kuhn, West Virginia, Sr.;
OF Eric Komatsu, Cal State Fullerton, Jr.; OF Steve
Susdorf, Fresno State, Sr.; OF Tim Fedroff, North
Carolina, So.; OF Bryan Miller, Troy, So.; DH Brian
Van Kirk, Oral Roberts, Sr.; UT Jason Buursma, Bucknell,
Sr.; SP Mike Leake, Arizona State, So.; SP Shane
Davis, Canisius, Fr.; SP Johnny Dorn, Nebraska,
Sr.; SP Bryan Cryer, New Orleans, Sr.; SP Anthony
Capra, Wichita State, Jr.; RP Carlos Gutierrez,
Miami, Jr.; RP Jim Gilheeney, N.C. State, So.; RP
Carlos Luna, Oral Roberts, Sr.; RP Michael Schwimer,
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Previous Pro-Line Athletic NCBWA All-America teams from 1996-2007
have featured the likes of OF J.D. Drew of Florida State, P-DH Jason
Jennings of Baylor, 1B Mark Teixeira of Georgia Tech, RHP Mark Prior
of Southern California, SS Khalil Greene of Clemson, and SS/2B Rickey
Weeks of Southern (all current Major Leaguers), among others.
Pro-Line Athletic is in its fourth year as a sponsor of the NCBWA.
It produces and distributes plaques for National Hitter and Pitchers
of the Week during the regular season and extends its award production
to include plaques for each member of the Pro-Line/NCBWA All-American
During the Summer of 2006 Pro-Line launched into the custom game
clothing business with all products being manufactured in its facility
in Fort Worth, Texas. As a part of this transition, the company
re-branded from Pro-Line Cap Company to become Pro-Line Athletic
– a full line athletic apparel company offering American Made headwear,
workout gear and uniforms.
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,
For more information on the Pro-Line Athletic All-America Team,
contact NCBWA Executive Director