Jan. 11, 2010
2010 PING! Baseball Preseason All-America Teams
ARLINGTON, Texas -
Michael Choice was named a PING! Preseason All-American as a second team pick on Monday. It is the third preseason All-American selection for Choice, who enters his junior season at UT Arlington as the school's all-time career batting leader (.396).
Choice, a junior center fielder from Arlington, is one of three Southland Conference players named to the PING! Preseason All-American list, joining Texas State's Tyler Sibley (OF - third team) and Northwestern State's Chad Sheppard (RP - third team).
Choice anchors a group of Maverick returners who won 30 games a year ago. He batted .413 with 64 runs, 93 hits, 13 doubles, 11 home runs and 52 RBI in 2009 during his sophomore season. He was a first team All-SLC selection and played last summer with the USA Baseball National Team.
As a freshman in 2008, Choice earned five Freshman All-American awards and was the SLC Freshman of the Year. He won the team triple crown batting .376 (UTA freshman record) with seven home runs and 51 RBI.
Michael Choice's Awards & Honors:
2010 PING! Second Team Preseason All-American
2010 College Baseball Blog No. 13 ranked player on Projected Top 100 Players List
2010 Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Second Team Preseason All-American
2010 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Third Team Preseason All-American
2009 Baseball America No. 8 USA Baseball National Team Prospect
2009 World Baseball Challenge All-Tournament Team (Team USA)
2009 World Baseball Challenge Home Run Hitting Award (Team USA)
2009 USA Baseball National Team Member
2009 American Baseball Coaches Association Second Team South Central All-Region
2009 First Team All-Southland Conference
2009 Southland Conference Hitter of the Week (Apr. 13)
2009 Southland Conference Hitter of the Week (Feb. 24)
2009 Brooks Wallace Preseason Player of the Year Watch List
2009 First Team Preseason All-Southland Conference
2009 Baseball America Preseason All-Southland Conference
2009 Rivals.com Preseason All-Southland Conference
2008 Rivals.com Freshman All-American
2008 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association First Team Freshman All-American
2008 Baseball America Second Team Freshman All-American
2008 Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Freshman All-American
2008 PING! Second Team Freshman All-American
2008 Southland Conference Freshman of the Year
2008 Second Team All-Southland Conference