Wilson Adds Another All-America Honor

Alabama junior second baseman Ross Wilson was named to the 2010 Baseball America preseason All-America team, the publication announced Friday.

Wilson is one of 13 Southeastern Conference players named to the Baseball America preseason All-American team, including seven first-team selections. Wilson is the only repeat member of the preseason first team. He was also a first-team preseason All-American in 2009.

"This is a great and well-deserved honor for Ross Wilson," Alabama Coach Mitch Gaspard said. "He has had a solid career for us at Alabama and we are looking for another big year in 2010. He has power and speed and is an excellent defensive second baseman."

Wilson has compiled a .321 (152-for-473) career batting average with 24 home runs and 94 RBI in his 117-game career at Alabama. He is a two-time All-SEC performer after hitting .305 (71-for-215) with 12 home runs and 47 RBI in his 47-game SEC career.

Wilson returns for his third season as the Crimson Tide's starting second baseman, where he teams with junior shortstop Josh Rutledge to form one of the best middle infields in college baseball. As a sophomore, he hit .353 (76-for-215) with nine home runs and 47 RBI in 55 games. He was third on the team with 12 multi-RBI games and fourth with 22 multi-hit games. In SEC play, he batted .343 (37-for-108) with five home runs and 27 RBI en route to being named first-team All-SEC.

The Hoover native was also named first-team preseason All-America by PING Baseball and was a second-team preseason All-American selection by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).

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