Tim Tepe Becomes First Rose-Hulman Baseball Player to Earn First-Team All-American Honors

TepeTERRE 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 title.