THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011
Walker receives first team All-America honors from Perfect Game USA
Sophomore first baseman Adam Brett Walker continues to rake in honors after the JU baseball standout was named first team All-America honors by Perfect Game USA.
The Wisconsin native picked up his fourth All-America honor for the 2011 season which is the most since former Dolphin Talmadge Nunnari (1996-97) took home three All-America accolades in 1997.
“We are pleased that Adam is continuing to get noticed,” said JU head coach Terry Alexander. “He is joining some great players in JU history after the year he had in 2011. We believe that Adam will only get better as the time goes on.”
To date, Walker was named second team All-America from Baseball America, Louisville Slugger (Collegiate Baseball) and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America (NCBWA). He was also named District III “Player of the Year” by NCBWA on June 13 and was a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy (NCBWA) and Golden Spikes Award (USA Baseball).
On the field in 2011, Walker led the A-Sun with a .409 batting average, 99 hits and 23 doubles in helping the Dolphins reach the NCAA regionals for the fourth time in the last six seasons. He also paced the squad with 13 home runs, 75 RBI, 165 total bases and a .685 slugging percentage. His hits and total bases totals each broke single-season records for the program.
Walker batted .446 with 16 doubles, six home runs and 42 RBI in conference play to take home the A-Sun “Player of the Year” and first team all-conference honors. Walker also received A-Sun all-tournament honors after pacing the Dolphins with a .429 average (6-14) with a home run and two RBI.
In the career books, the Wisconsin native is tied for seventh in home runs at 29 with Pete Clifford (2003-07) and Rich Katz (1971-74). In other categories, Walker needs eight doubles, 50 total bases and 60 hits to crack the top 10 all-time, respectively. Prior to the season, Walker earned a spot on the A-Sun preseason all-conference team as an outfielder. He was also voted one of the top three “Biggest Power Threats” by A-Sun coaches in the CollegeBaseballInsider.com A-Sun preview.
Walker is currently playing with fellow Wisconsin native and JU teammate Dan Gulbransen for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks in the Cape Cod League.