TUCSON, Ariz. - Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Year Buster Posey of Florida State headlines the Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I All-America baseball team, as announced Thursday by the national organization. In addition, the Atlantic Coast Conference had eight other student-athletes earn All-America distinction including three first-team honorees.
The 17-member first team, announced Thursday, features Posey at the catcher's position and three players from Miami - second baseman Jemile Weeks, designated hitter Yonder Alonso and pitcher Chris Hernandez.
NC State pitcher Clayton Shunick and North Carolina outfielder Tim Fedroff were named to the second team. The third team features three North Carolina players in pitcher Alex White, first baseman Dustin Ackley and second baseman Kyle Seager.
Posey enters regional play leading the nation in batting average (.467), on-base percentage (.567) and slugging percentage (.864). He has 19 homers and 20 doubles while driving in 73 runs. Defensively, he has thrown out 22 runners and is credited with six pickoffs.
Posey becomes the third Florida State player in four years to be named Collegiate Baseball's National Player of the Year. Second baseman Tony Thomas shared the honor with Vanderbilt pitcher David Price in 2007, and outfielder Shane Robinson won the award in 2005.
Three other ACC players - Clemson shortstop Khalil Greene in 2002, Florida State outfielder J.D. Drew in 1997 and Clemson pitcher Kris Benson in 1996 - are prior National Player of the Year winners.
This marks the 12th year that Louisville Slugger has sponsored the Division I All-Americans.
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