Jed Lowrie Earns Third Team NCBWA All-American Honors

June 14, 2005

Hattiesburg, Miss. - Stanford junior second baseman Jed Lowrie was named a Third Team All-American by the National Baseball Writers Association on Tuesday. Lowrie, a Compensation A pick (45th selection overall) of the Boston Red Sox in the 2005 MLB First-Year Player Draft, earned his second All-American selection of 2005. He was previously named a Sports Weekly First Team All-American on May 25 to become the first Stanford player since Jeremy Guthrie (2001-02) to earn First Team All-American honors in back-to-back seasons.

Lowrie led Stanford with 14 homers and 66 RBI in 2005, while hitting .317. The junior second baseman also paced the 2005 Cardinal in slugging percentage (.594), on-base percentage (.416), walks (41), sacrifice flies (10), total bases (133) and multiple-RBI games (19). Lowrie started all 59 games at second base for the Cardinal, adding 71 hits, 47 runs scored, 16 doubles, two triples and five stolen bases. He made just six errors in 295 defensive chances for a .980 fielding mark.

Lowrie boasts a .338 career batting average in three seasons at Stanford (2003-05), while hitting 31 homers, driving in 162 runs and stealing 16 bases. He earned Pac-10 Player of the Year honors in 2004 when he won the Pac-10's triple crown with a .399 batting average, 17 homers and 68 RBI, ranking ninth on Stanford's all-time single-season batting average list and tied for 10th in single-season runs (72). Three publications (Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, Sports Weekly) selected Lowrie as a First Team All-American in 2004, while the American Baseball Coaches Association and College Baseball slotted him as a Second Team All-American, and the NCBWA had him as a Third Team pick.

He has started 148 consecutive games for the Cardinal at second base.

Stanford finished the 2005 campaign with a 34-25 overall record was 12-12 in Pac-10 play (tied for sixth). The Cardinal qualified for its 12th consecutive NCAA Championship but was eliminated by Baylor in the championship game of the Waco Regional.

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