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2005 College All-America Teams

Statistics entering College World Series
June 16, 2005

DURHAM, N.C.—For the second year in a row, Baseball America's Player of the Year is a repeat first-team All-American.

Nebraska third baseman Alex Gordon was widely recognized as the nation's best player when the season began, and he did nothing to relinquish that mantle, going .380-19-64 despite being frequently pitched around (he drew 61 walks). Gordon even added a dimension to his game, stealing 23 bases in 26 attempts. His outstanding all-around season led the Cornhuskers back to the College World Series for the first time since 2002.

“It is a great honor to be selected as national Player of the Year for Baseball America,” Gordon said. “It is quite the honor considering all of the talent around the country. I am very honored and could not have done it without my teammates and my coaches.”

No other members of the first team were All-Americans in 2004, although Florida's Matt LaPorta, Pittsburgh's Jim Negrych and Southern California's Ian Kennedy all made the jump from 2004 freshman All-America honors to 2005 first-team All-America honors.

LaPorta, Luke Hochevar of Tennessee and Jacoby Ellsbury and Dallas Buck of Oregon State are the only first-teamers who reached Omaha. The Beavers and Trojans (Kennedy and Jeff Clement) were the only teams with two first-team All-Americans, while the Volunteers led the nation with three total All-Americans (Hochevar, second-teamer Eli Iorg and third-teamer Chase Headley).

The Pacific-10 Conference placed five players on the first team, with Arizona outfielder Trevor Crowe joining the Oregon State and Southern California contingents. The Atlantic Coast was the second-best represented conference on the first team with three members, led by ACC player of the year Ryan Braun of Miami at the DH spot. Georgia Tech shortstop Tyler Greene and Florida State outfielder Shane Robinson joined Braun.

The Southeastern Conference placed nine teams in the NCAA tournament and two players (Hochevar and LaPorta) on the first team. The Big East also placed two on the first team (Negrych and St. John's closer Craig Hansen), while Gordon was the lone representative of the Big 12. Texas Christian righthander Lance Broadway represented Conference USA, and two-way threat Mike Costanzo, who led Coastal Carolina to a No. 1 seed in the Tempe regional, was the Big South's only member on the first team.

Nine members of the first team were selected in the first round of this year's draft, including three players in the top five. Gordon was taken No. 2 overall by the Royals, Clement No. 3 by the Mariners and Braun No. 5 by the Brewers.


FIRST TEAM
Pos. Player, School
Year
Avg
OBP
SLG
AB
R
H
HR
RBI
BB
SO
SB
C Jeff Clement, Southern California
Jr.
.348
.472
.617
230
52
80
15
54
44
43
5
1B Matt LaPorta, Florida
So.
.335
.445
.705
245
72
82
24
73
41
59
3
2B Jim Negrych, Pittsburgh
So.
.349
.471
.694
186
52
65
16
59
44
37
11
3B Alex Gordon, Nebraska
Jr.
.380
.527
.740
242
77
92
19
64
61
34
23
SS Tyler Greene, Georgia Tech
Jr.
.372
.460
.584
269
76
100
12
72
38
71
31
OF Trevor Crowe, Arizona
Jr.
.403
.477
.715
263
83
106
9
54
36
30
27
OF Jacoby Ellsbury, Oregon State
Jr.
.413
.502
.596
235
55
97
6
47
35
20
25
OF Shane Robinson, Florida State
So.
.427
.532
.605
286
96
122
6
43
57
28
49
DH Ryan Braun, Miami
Jr.
.388
.471
.726
219
70
85
18
76
33
39
23
UT Mike Costanzo, Coastal Carolina
Jr.
.379
.525
.658
240
74
91
16
67
68
65
8
 
  Pitcher, School
Year
W
L
ERA
G
CG
SV
IP
H
BB
SO
AVG
SP Lance Broadway, Texas Christian
Jr.
15
1
1.62
19
5
0
117
83
35
151
.191
SP Dallas Buck, Oregon State
So.
12
1
2.12
18
2
1
123
83
49
116
.189
SP Luke Hochevar, Tennessee
Jr.
15
2
2.09
18
3
0
133
96
49
151
.198
SP Ian Kennedy, Southern California
So.
12
3
2.54
18
1
0
117
85
38
158
.201
RP Craig Hansen, St. John’s
Jr.
3
2
1.68
31
0
14
64
38
20
85
.173
UT Mike Costanzo, Coastal Carolina
Jr.
8
1
2.13
37
0
14
55
44
24
69
.217
 
SECOND TEAM
Pos. Player, School
Year
Avg
OBP
SLG
AB
R
H
HR
RBI
BB
SO
SB
C Nick Hundley, Arizona
Jr.
.352
.451
.670
227
57
80
15
46
42
43
9
1B Steve Pearce, South Carolina
Sr.
.358
.420
.703
229
50
82
21
63
23
23
2
2B Chris Campbell, Coll. of Charleston
So.
.379
.421
.625
269
64
102
15
87
22
27
4
3B Ryan Zimmerman, Virginia
Jr.
.393
.469
.581
234
51
92
6
59
31
14
17
SS Seth Johnston, Texas
Sr.
.387
.429
.578
282
57
109
8
63
21
29
25
OF Daniel Carte, Winthrop
Jr.
.344
.408
.637
270
57
93
19
74
23
60
12
OF Eli Iorg, Tennessee
Jr.
.385
.434
.580
244
53
94
15
71
19
28
27
OF Brian Pettway, Mississippi
Jr.
.387
.458
.701
261
56
101
21
66
35
47
1
DH Kris Harvey, Clemson
Jr.
.341
.387
.687
249
61
85
25
70
16
44
1
UT Joe Savery, Rice
Fr.
.382
.471
.559
204
49
78
5
43
35
35
7
 
  Pitcher, School
Year
W
L
ERA
G
CG
SV
IP
H
BB
SO
AVG
SP Cesar Carrillo, Miami
Jr.
13
3
2.22
19
3
1
125
100
23
127
.216
SP Mike Pelfrey, Wichita State
Jr.
12
3
1.93
19
7
0
140
96
30
143
.199
SP Ricky Romero, Cal State Fullerton
Jr.
13
5
2.89
18
2
0
134
102
34
139
.212
SP Max Scherzer, Missouri
So.
9
4
1.86
16
1
0
106
59
41
131
.163
RP J. Brent Cox, Texas
Jr.
7
3
2.00
37
0
17
67
54
20
75
.220
UT Joe Savery, Rice
Fr.
8
5
2.43
19
2
1
118
104
37
129
.235
 
THIRD TEAM
Pos. Player, School
Year
Avg
OBP
SLG
AB
R
H
HR
RBI
BB
SO
SB
C Mike Ambort, Lamar
So.
.335
.414
.654
217
57
73
18
65
21
24
2
1B Aaron Bates, North Carolina State
So.
.425
.523
.678
214
61
91
12
64
37
27
3
2B Adam Davis, Florida
So.
.321
.415
.495
268
73
86
10
57
40
42
23
3B Chase Headley, Tennessee
Jr.
.391
.536
.691
230
81
90
13
63
62
23
6
SS Cliff Pennington, Texas A&M
Jr.
.363
.453
.561
212
44
77
7
39
37
25
29
OF Brett Gardner, Coll. of Charleston
Sr.
.447
.506
.571
273
85
122
2
48
29
18
38
OF Ryan Patterson, Louisiana State
Sr.
.369
.448
.719
249
74
92
20
56
30
28
7
OF Sergio Pedroza, Cal State Fullerton
Jr.
.324
.458
.616
219
47
71
16
58
38
49
6
DH Nolan Reimold, Bowling Green State
Jr.
.360
.496
.770
178
51
64
20
62
40
36
4
UT Micah Owings, Tulane
Jr.
.354
.472
.733
206
61
73
18
63
41
50
0
 
  Pitcher, School
Year
W
L
ERA
G
CG
SV
IP
H
BB
SO
AVG
SP Brian Bogusevic, Tulane
Jr.
13
2
3.14
18
2
0
123
119
41
123
.254
SP Matt Green, Louisiana Monroe
Jr.
10
2
2.65
17
2
1
105
92
26
141
.231
SP Kevin Slowey, Winthrop
Jr.
14
2
2.18
19
7
1
136
91
13
134
.188
SP Matt Torra, Massachusetts
Jr.
6
3
1.14
14
8
0
95
56
16
111
.172
RP Neil Jamison, Long Beach State
Sr.
4
0
0.00
27
0
11
30
16
5
27
.158
UT Micah Owings, Tulane
Jr.
11
4
3.38
18
1
0
122
107
21
131
.232
 

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