Nielsen Named Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah third baseman Trey Nielsen has been selected as a 2011 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American, selected by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.

Nielsen, who was a second-team all-Mountain West Conference pick, hit .318 for the season with nine home runs. He was tied for fourth in the MWC in home runs and finished sixth in the conference with a .572 slugging percentage. Nielsen hit two grand slams during the season, including a rare inside-the-park grand slam against New Mexico. He was the only Utah player named to the MWC All-Tournament team.

The Utes finished their season with a 29-21 record, finishing second in the regular season MWC standings.


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