Brennan Boesch Named NCBWA First-Team Preseason All-American
Dec. 13, 2005
COLUMBUS, OHIO - Brennan Boesch, who will be a junior outfielder this spring for the California baseball program, has been named a first-team preseason All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association of America (NCBWA), it was announced Tuesday.
Boesch, who earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors in 2005, has also been selected to be on the watch list for the 2006 Brooks Wallace Award as the nation's top collegiate player. Last season, he batted a team-leading .355 (fifth in Pac-10) with 21 doubles (fifth in Pac-10), two triples, seven home runs and 33 RBI for the Golden Bears. He also finished with a .567 slugging percentage (10th in Pac-10) with 77 hits and 123 total bases. Boesch's 21 doubles were third on the Cal all-time single-season doubles list, and he hit .367 (22-for-60) with runners in scoring position.
Boesch, a 6-5, 215-pound left-handed center fielder, is the only position player from the Pac-10 to be named a NCBWA Preseason All-American. He joins Oregon State's right-hander Dallas Buck and USC's right-hander Ian Kennedy as Pac-10 representatives on the NCBWA preseason first-team.