Four players earn All-American status

Indiana had a school-record four players earn All-American status in an announcement made Thursday. Two of them are repeat winners. Read more to find out about IU's All-Americans.

Indiana baseball has a school-record four All-Americans, Collegiate Baseball announced Thursday.

Juniors Kyle Schwarber and Sam Travis were named second-team All-Americans and seniors Joey DeNato and Dustin DeMuth were honored as third team All-Americans.

It is the second year in a row that IU has had at least three All-Americans.

In school history, the Hoosiers have had 14 players earn All-American status a total of 18 times. Under head coach Tracy Smith that number is eight players on 12 occasions.

For both Schwarber and DeMuth, this is the second time that earned All-American status. Schwarber was on the first team a year ago and DeMuth was on the second team.

Schwarber leads the team with 12 home runs, a slugging percentage of .541, 41 walks and 61 runs scored heading into NCAA Regional play while batting .340 with 41 RBI.

Travis, the 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year, is IU's RBI leader with 53 while batting .342 with 10 home runs. He has slugged .561 so far this season.

DeMuth is batting .381 on the year with five home runs and 36 RBI. He leads the Big Ten in batting average and hit .448 in Big Ten games only in 2014. DeMuth holds a .541 slugging percentage overall on the year. He is currently the active NCAA Division I leader in career hits with 311.

DeNato becomes the third pitcher in Indiana history to be named an All-American (Eric Arnett 2009, Aaron Slegers 2013). The senior southpaw has been dominant in 2014 with a 12-1 record and 1.77 ERA. He's pitched a team-leading 101.2 innings with 77 strikeouts this season. DeNato is the Indiana all-time career leader in wins (36), strikeouts (293) and innings pitched (362.0).


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