Campana Named to Wallace Watch List

LUBBOCK, TX---Tony Campana, a senior outfielder at the University of Cincinnati, has been named to the 2008 Wallace Watch, the College Baseball Foundation announced. The "Watch" is comprised of 227 of the nation's best players, all vying for the Brooks Wallace Award, which honors college baseball's top player at the conclusion of the 2007 season.

Campana (Springboro, OH./Warren County) put forth an outstanding first season with the Bearcats in 2007 after transferring from UNC-Aheville. He earned spots on the ABCA All-Region second team and All-BIG EAST second team. Campana ranked second in the BIG EAST with 60 stolen bases and easily broke the Bearcats single season steals record during the 27th game with his 36th steal of the year. Campana held a .329 batting average, which ranked second on the team, with five doubles, a triple and 18 RBI.

The 2008 Wallace Watch is made of 227 players and Campana is one of 10 BIG EAST players on the list joining Matt Karl (Connecticut), Chris Dominguez (Louisville), Justin Marks (Louisville), Zack Pitts (Louisville), David Phelps (Notre Dame), Brian Kemp (St. John's), Colin Lynch (St. John's), Shawn Sanford (USF), and Tyler Kuhn (West Virginia).

The Bearcats open the 2008 season on Feb. 22 against national power Miami (FL).

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