Junior Shelley Duncan Named <i>Collegiate Baseball </i>First-Team All-American

May 25, 2001

TUCSON, Ariz.- Junior outfielder Shelley Duncan was named first-team All-America by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Friday morning. Arizona's all-time home run leader is just the sixth Wildcat to be named All-American by the publication and just the second first-teamer in school history. Senior teammate Ernie Durazo was named third-team All-American Collegaite Baseball as well.

Duncan, who was a Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American in 1999, returned from 2000 `Tommy John' surgery on his right elbow to lead the Wildcat offense in 2001. He hit a career-high-tying .338 this season with a school single-season record 24 home runs. His 78 RBIs for the season are the seventh most for any Arizona player in one season. A first-team All-Pac-10 selection, he led the conference in home runs, RBIs, slugging percentage (.702) and total bases (160). He finished second to Durazo in runs scored in the Pac-10 with 64.

Along with Duncan, only two other Pac-10 players garnered first-team honors. Collegiate Baseball named USC's Mark Prior and UCLA's Brian Baron to the first-team team as well. Prior was selected as the Player of the Year by the publication.

Durazo, who recently completed his eligibility at Arizona, had a career year for UA in 2001. He led Arizona in hitting with a .395 average and 94 hits. He led the Pac-10 in doubles (23) and runs scored (66) while finishing second in hits and third in average and slugging percentage (.613). His 25 consecutive games with a hit was the longest streak in the Pac-10 this season and broke the single-season record at Arizona. When added to his last three games with a hit in 2000, his 28 straight games with a hit tied the all-time mark at UA.

First TeamRHP -- Mark Prior, Southern California (13-1, 1.49 ERA, 5 CG, 166 K, 17 BB)RHP -- Justin Pope, Central Florida (14-1, 1.34 ERA, 5 CG, 150 K, 21 BB)RHP -- Dewon Brazelton, Middle Tennessee St. (13-1, 1.44 ERA, 10 CG, 148 K, 22 BB)RHP -- Aaron Heilman, Notre Dame (14-0, 1.54 ERA, 11 CG, 103 K, 27 BB)RHP -- Kirk Saarloos, Cal. St. Fullerton (13-2, 2.26 ERA, 7 CG, 137 K, 20 BB)RHP -- Shane Komine, Nebraska (12-1, 3.63 ERA, 5 CG, 127 K, 31 BB)Relief -- Lee Gronkiewicz, South Carolina (16 SV, 1.42 ERA, 62 K, 22 BB)C -- Kelly Shoppach, Baylor (great defense, .399, 20 2B, 11 HR, 66 RBI)1B -- John VanBenschoten, Kent St. (.443, 30 HR, 14 2B, 79 RBI, 22 SB)2B -- Michael Woods, Southern (.469, 27 2B, 13 HR, 53 RBI, 32 SB)SS -- Chris Burke, Tennessee (.452, 18 HR, 21 2B, 42 SB)3B -- Jeff Baker, Clemson (.376, 22 HR, 12 2B, 69 RBI)OF -- John-Ford Griffin, Florida St. (.458, 18 HR, 25 2B, 68 RBI)OF -- Ryan Brunner, Northern Iowa (.377, 24 HR, 18 2B, 81 RBI)OF -- Shelley Duncan, Arizona (.338, 24 HR, 78 RBI)OF -- Jason Law, Monmouth (.436, 16 HR, 20 2B, 67 RBI)DH -- Brian Baron, UCLA (.443, 17 2B, 47 RBI)UT -- Cory Sullivan, Wake Forest (.392, 20 2B, 12 HR, 25 SB, 6-0 as pitcher, 3.69 ERA)
Second TeamLHP -- Noah Lowry, PepperdineRHP -- Kenny Baugh, RiceRHP -- Nic Ungs, Northern IowaRHP -- Mike Rogers, Oral RobertsRHP -- Todd Pennington, S.E. Missouri St.RHP -- Nate Fernley, Brigham YoungRelief -- Randy Corn, The CitadelC -- Casey Myers, Arizona St.C -- Chris Shelton, Utah1B -- Dan Johnson, Nebraska2B -- Daniel Uggla, MemphisSS -- Javy Rodriguez, Miami (Fla.)SS -- Andy Cannizaro, Tulane3B -- Jake Gautreau, TulaneOF -- Matt Davis, Virginia CommonwealthOF -- OF Billy McCarthy, RutgersOF -- Jason Knoedler, Miami (Ohio)OF -- Greg Dobbs, OklahomaDH -- Jason Brooks, MarshallUT -- Mark Pedersen, Valparaiso
Third TeamLHP -- Willie Collazo, Florida InternationalRHP -- Jason Arnold, Central FloridaRHP -- James Garcia, U.C. Santa BarbaraLHP -- Scott Nicholson, Oregon St.RHP -- Rik Currier, Southern CaliforniaRHP -- Jeremy Herauf, WinthropRHP -- Steve Reba, ClemsonLHP -- Lenny DiNardo, StetsonLHP -- Andy Dickinson, IllinoisLHP -- Lane Mestepey, Louisiana St.Relief -- Jeff Carswell, GeorgiaRelief -- Dave Bush, Wake ForestRelief -- Casey Shumaker, JacksonvilleC -- Jeremy Brown, AlabamaC -- Alex Trezza, SUNY-Stony Brook1B -- Phillip Hartig, The Citadel1B -- Kevin Mitchell, McNeese St.1B -- Aaron Clark, Alabama1B -- Ernie Durazo, Arizona2B -- Ryan Kyes, Ohio2B -- Clemente Bonilla, S.E. Missouri St.2B -- Josh Renick, Middle Tennessee St.SS -- Jeremy Kurella, Central FloridaSS -- Bobby Crosby, Long Beach St.SS -- Josh Labandeira, Fresno St.3B -- Jack Hannahan, Minnesota3B -- Kevin Youkilis, Cincinnati3B -- Willie Core, Louisiana-MonroeOF -- John Cole, NebraskaOF -- Gregg Davies, TowsonOF -- Chris May, PennsylvaniaUT -- Dan Harren, Pepperdine

Third TeamLHP -- Willie Collazo, Florida InternationalRHP -- Jason Arnold, Central FloridaRHP -- James Garcia, U.C. Santa BarbaraLHP -- Scott Nicholson, Oregon St.RHP -- Rik Currier, Southern CaliforniaRHP -- Jeremy Herauf, WinthropRHP -- Steve Reba, ClemsonLHP -- Lenny DiNardo, StetsonLHP -- Andy Dickinson, IllinoisLHP -- Lane Mestepey, Louisiana St.Relief -- Jeff Carswell, GeorgiaRelief -- Dave Bush, Wake ForestRelief -- Casey Shumaker, JacksonvilleC -- Jeremy Brown, AlabamaC -- Alex Trezza, SUNY-Stony Brook1B -- Phillip Hartig, The Citadel1B -- Kevin Mitchell, McNeese St.1B -- Aaron Clark, Alabama1B -- Ernie Durazo, Arizona2B -- Ryan Kyes, Ohio2B -- Clemente Bonilla, S.E. Missouri St.2B -- Josh Renick, Middle Tennessee St.SS -- Jeremy Kurella, Central FloridaSS -- Bobby Crosby, Long Beach St.SS -- Josh Labandeira, Fresno St.3B -- Jack Hannahan, Minnesota3B -- Kevin Youkilis, Cincinnati3B -- Willie Core, Louisiana-MonroeOF -- John Cole, NebraskaOF -- Gregg Davies, TowsonOF -- Chris May, PennsylvaniaUT -- Dan Harren, Pepperdine

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