HAUTE, IND. -- Junior shortstop Tim Tepe (Cincinnati, Ohio/
Elder) earned the initial first-team All-American honor in
the history of Rose-Hulman baseball in results released today by
the American Baseball Coaches Association.
Tepe, who was named second-team
All-American by d3baseball.com earlier this week, also becomes the
first Fightin' Engineer baseball player to earn All-American honors
from two organizations in the system.
Tepe was the lone shortstop
selected to the first squad of the ABCA / Rawlings NCAA Division
III All-America Team.
He joins former Rose-Hulman
pitchers Andy Cain, Michael Matsui and Eric Tryon as an
All-American during his Fightin' Engineer baseball career.
Tepe's two awards are the 65th and 66th All-American honors in
Rose-Hulman athletics history.
Tepe, named the American
Baseball Coaches Association Mideast Region Player of the Year
earlier this week, established school records with a .485 batting
average, .792 slugging percentage, 87 hits, 57 runs scored and a
28-game hitting streak during the 2009 campaign.
His totals included 28
multiple-hit games, 15 multiple RBI games and helping turn 34 of
the team's school record 54 double plays in the field.
Rose-Hulman finished its fourth
ever trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament with a 32-14
record. The Fightin' Engineers also won the HCAC Tournament
#1 in the nation for 15 years!
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