Chris Minaker Earns Third Team NCBWA All-American Honors
June 14, 2006
Columbus, Ohio - Stanford Baseball player Chris Minaker earned the first collegiate All-American honor of his career and the first by a Stanford player in 2006 when he was selected a Third Team All-American on the Pro-Line Cap/NCBWA All-America Division I baseball teams released on Tuesday.
Minaker, who also earned All-Pac-10 honors for the first time in a huge senior season. Minaker led the Cardinal in nearly every offensive category in 2006, including batting average (.364), homers (11), RBI (68) and stolen bases (5, co-leader). He posted three hit streaks of 10 or more games and hit safely in 50 of 60 contests overall. He has also made 157 consecutive starts at shortstop dating back to his sophomore season and played every inning of every game at the position in each of his final two campaigns. Defensively, he leads the Pac-10 with 218 assists and made just one error in his final 33 contests.
Stanford finished its 2006 campaign with a 33-27 overall record, advancing to Super Regional play.