Paul Gran Receives National Honor

July 7, 2008

OMAHA, Neb. - Paul Gran, who recently completed his Washington State baseball career, earned a pair of defensive honors from the American Baseball Coaches Association for the 2008 season.

Gran was a Gold Glove recipient for the West Region and was the third baseman on the ABCA/Rawlings Sporting Goods Division I Gold Glove Team.

A native of Bothell, Wash., Gran fielded .994, committing just one error in 163 chances as a senior. His .993 fielding percentage at third base set a Washington State single-season record for the position. He set a Cougar single-game record with 12 assists against Oregon State, May 4, and was named Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year. He finished his career 10th on the WSU all-time assists list with 387.

Gran was selected in the seventh round of the 2008 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Florida Marlins and is currently playing for the Jamestown (N.Y.) Jammers in the New York-Penn League.

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