THURSDAY, JUNE 02, 2011
Adam Brett Walker named Louisville Slugger second team All-America
Sophomore first baseman Adam Brett Walker is currently a candidate for two “Collegiate Player of the Year” awards but he got to add more hardware to his trophy case early by being selected Louisville Slugger second team All-America by Collegiate Baseball.
Walker, who collects his first All-America accolades in 2011, is also one of 36 semifinalists for the Dick Howser Trophy (NCBWA) and one of 30 semifinalists for the Golden Spikes Award (USA Baseball).
“This is not the last time that Adam is going to be recognized for his talents,” said JU head coach Terry Alexander. “We are all proud of his accomplishments as a university, coaches and teammates and we look forward to more recognition for him in the future.”
The first Dolphin to earn A-Sun “Player of the Year” honors since Pete Clifford in 2007, Walker currently leads the A-Sun with a .416 batting average, a .495 on-base percentage, 96 hits and 22 doubles. He also leads the squad with 13 home runs, 72 RBI, 161 total bases and a .697 slugging percentage.
In his first season at JU, Walker was named first team Freshman All-America by Louisville Slugger and the NCBWA and second team Freshman All-America by Ping!Baseball.com. He garnered second team all-conference and all-freshman honors after ranking seventh in the A-Sun in home runs (16) and ninth in slugging percentage (.635). His home run total ranks sixth on the JU single-season record list. He also led the team with 58 RBI, 122 total bases, a .635 slugging percentage and 20 two-out RBI.
During the summer of 2010, Walker helped the Licking County Settlers reach the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League title game and was voted “Best Prospect” in the GLSCL.