Shelley Duncan Named to <i>The Sporting News </i> All-American Team

June 14, 2001

TUCSON, Ariz.- Outfielder Shelley Duncan was named to his third postseason All-American team, Wednesday afternoon. The junior from Tucson was tabbed first-team All-America by The Sporting News. The 62nd overall pick in last week's Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft has already garnered Collegiate Baseball and Baseball Weekly All-America honors for the 2001 season.

The Sporting News honor is the first for a Wildcat since 1998 when Erik Mattern was tabbed third-team. UA's last first-team selections to The Sporting News All-America team were George Arias and Robbie Moen in 1993. Duncan is just the 13th Arizona player to be recognized by the publication since 1965.

Arizona's home run leader in nearly ever category, Duncan hit 24 home runs in 56 games while driving in 78 runs in 2001. He led the Pac-10 in homers, RBIs and slugging percentage (.702). He did not commit a single error in 112 chances in the right field, while leading the Arizona outfielders with seven assists.

THE SPORTING NEWS ALL-AMERICAN FIRST TEAMPOSITION 		PLAYER 		        YEAR 		        SCHOOL C 			Casey Myers 		Sr. 			Arizona St.1B 			Dan Johnson 		Sr. 			Nebraska2B			Michael Woods 	        Jr.			Southern3B 			Jake Gautreau 	        Jr. 			TulaneSS 			Chris Burke 		Jr. 			TennesseeOF 			John-Ford Griffin 	Jr. 			Florida St.OF 			Shelley Duncan 	        Jr. 			Arizona OF 			Ryan Brunner 	        Sr. 			Northern IowaDH 			Matt Hopper 		So. 			NebraskaU 			John VanBenschoten 	Jr. 			Kent St.SP 			Mark Prior 	 	Jr.			Southern CaliforniaSP 			Dewon Brazelton 	Jr. 			Middle Tennessee St.SP 			Justin Pope		Jr. 			Central FloridaSP 			Aaron Heilman	        Sr. 			Notre DameSP 			Noah Lowry		Jr. 			PepperdineSP 			Kirk Saarloos		Sr. 			Cal State FullertonRP 			Lee Gronkiewicz	        Sr. 			South Carolina

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