UCLA's Gabe Cohen Named Baseball America First-Team Freshman All-American
July 1, 2007
UCLA outfielder Gabe Cohen earned Freshman All-America First-Team honors from Baseball America, the prestigious national publication announced last week. Cohen becomes just the eighth Bruin in school history to have been named to Baseball America's Freshman All-America first team.
Cohen, who recorded a .345 batting average and swatted 10 home runs as UCLA's everyday right fielder, has also captured Freshman All-America first-team accolades from Rivals.com and All-Ping!Baseball freshman team honors.
The Woodland Hills, Calif., resident joins outfielders Jordan Henry (Mississippi) and Mark Sobolewski (Miami) on Baseball America's Freshman All-America first team.
Cohen's .345 batting average and total of 10 home runs each ranked second highest among all Bruins. Cohen, who previously earned Pac-10 co-Newcomer of the Year honors, collected 36 RBI, 35 runs and a .549 slugging percentage. His 10 home runs and 36 RBI were the highest totals by a UCLA freshman since Wes Whisler tallied 18 round-trippers and 46 RBI in 2002.
Cohen joins Billy Haselman (1986), Pete Janicki (1990), Eric Byrnes (1995), Garrett Atkins (1998), Josh Karp (1999), Wes Whisler (2002) and current teammate Brandon Crawford (2006) as the only Bruins to have earned Freshman All-America first-team recognition from Baseball America.