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Yovan Named To Second Preseason All-America Team

Jan 25, 2021

Eugene, Ore. – D1Baseball named Oregon designated hitter/right-handed pitcher Kenyon Yovan a third-team preseason All-America pick on Monday.  
 
Last season, Yovan earned Collegiate Baseball first-team postseason honors as a designated hitter after leading Oregon in hitting (.429), hits (24), home runs (4), runs scored (22) and walks (15). He also topped the team in on-base percentage (.556) and slugging percentage (.714), while finishing with nine RBI, two doubles and a triple. Yovan finished the season with six multi-hit games including five 3-hit games. In the Pac-12 Conference, he finished in the top three in seven offensive categories while ranking in the top six in two more. Yovan was second in the league in slugging percentage and runs scored, third in batting average, OBP, hits, home runs (tied) and total bases and sixth in the conference in walks and hit by pitches.
 
The Beaverton, Ore., native is the only Oregon player ever named an All-American as both a hitter and a pitcher during his career. Yovan earned a spot on the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (first team) and the Collegiate Baseball (second team) All-America Teams following his freshman season in 2017 as a pitcher. The Ducks' closer that season, he was also named to four different freshman All-America Teams, and was one of Collegiate Baseball's Freshmen of the Year.
 
D1Baseball is the second organization to honor Yovan with preseason honors. Collegiate Baseball named him a first-team preseason All-American in December.