National Honors For Kuhn, Gyorko

West Virginia University second baseman Jedd Gyorko has been named to the Pro-Line Athletic/ National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) 2008 All-American Second Team, while shortstop Tyler Kuhn was named to the Third Team, as announced today by the NCBWA.

Gyorko is the fifth Mountaineer to earn second team All-American honors and the first since pitcher Chris Enochs in 1997. Kuhn is the fifth in Mountaineer history to earn third team honors. Justin Jenkins earned the honor last season. Gyorko was named to the Pro-Line Athletic/NCBWA Freshman All-American First Team on June 9, and also was named to the Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American Team, the second Mountaineer in school history to do so, on June 5th.

Gyorko, a Morgantown, W.Va. native, closed his freshman campaign with a batting average of .409. He registered 95 hits, including 17 doubles and eight home runs (two grand slams), with 63 RBIs. He was named the 2008 Big East Rookie of the Year, and was named to the All-Big East second team last month.

Kuhn was named to the third team and was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 15th round of the Major League Baseball Draft on June 6.

The Louisville, Ky. native, earned All-Big East first team honors last month and finished his Mountaineer career leading the team with a .424 batting average. He was the first player in school history to record more than 100 hits in a season, registering 101 this season.

The shortstop holds the WVU record for career games played (220), career RBIs (188), career triples (16), season (71) and career runs scored (219). Kuhn played in and started every game of his four-year Mountaineer career.

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