Jenkins Departs With All-American Honors

WVU's Justin Jenkins has been named to the Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I All-America third team by Collegiate Baseball.

A Ridgeley, W.Va., native, Jenkins leaves West Virginia University as one of the best hitters in school history. In only three years as a Mountaineer, Jenkins set eight school records including a 38-game hit streak, the longest ever by a Big East player and good for 10th all-time in NCAA history.

The left fielder finished the 2007 season with a .372 average, 21 doubles and 11 home runs to lead WVU. At the conclusion of his senior year, he was named all-Big East first team.

Jenkins recently became a member of the Cleveland Indians organization when he inked a free agent deal with the club on May 23.

This marks the first time in nine years that a West Virginia University baseball player has been named an All-American. Left fielder Joe McNamee was last named to the third team by the American Baseball Coaches Association in 1998.

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