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Michael Choice Named to NCBWA All-America Team

In 166 career games, Choice has batted .392 with 34 home runs and 162 RBI

 
In 166 career games, Choice has batted .392 with 34 home runs and 162 RBI
 

June 16, 2010

2010 Pro-Line Athletic NCBWA All-America Teams Get Acrobat Reader

ARLINGTON, Texas - UT Arlington junior center fielder Michael Choice (Arlington, Texas) has been named a 2010 Pro-Line Athletic National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association third team All-America selection, the publication announced Wednesday.

It marks the fourth All-America selection for Choice following his junior season and his ninth overall All-America award of the year.

Choice completed one of the most prolific seasons in school history in 2010, leading the Southland Conference with a .383 batting average and posting 16 home runs with 59 RBI on his way to earning Southland Conference Player and Hitter of the Year.

In addition to earning the NCBWA All-America honor on Wednesday, Choice was named first team All-America by Baseball America and has also recently been named to the PING! and Yahoo! Sports All-America teams.

Choice, the most decorated player in UT Arlington history, is a .392 (242-for-618) career hitter with 170 runs, 33 doubles, eight triples, 34 home runs, 162 RBI with a .636 slugging percentage and a .505 on-base percentage in 166 career games played with the Mavericks. In addition, Choice is the school's all-time career home run leader.

He had a banner year in 2010 on his way to being the 10th overall pick in the first round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Oakland Athletics to become the highest drafted Maverick in school history.

Choice tallied 67 runs, 75 base hits, 11 doubles, two triples, 138 total bases, a .704 on-base percentage and he broke a school record with a conference-leading .568 on-base percentage, which ranked second in the nation.

Choice also broke the school and conference's all-time single-season walks total with 76, which also led the NCAA. He led the Mavericks with 12-of-16 stolen bases and he was hit by pitch a team-leading 11 times. In addition, he set a new school record with a nation-leading 21 intentional walks.

Choice's junior season also made him the first player in UT Arlington history to lead the team in home runs in three consecutive seasons and he also entered the school record books as the first player in program history to record three straight 50-RBI seasons.

CHOICE CAREER HONORS/AWARDS
2010
Major League Baseball 1st-Round (10th Overall) Draft Pick by Oakland Athletics
3rd Team National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-America
1st Team Baseball America All-America
1st Team Yahoo! Sports All-America
1st Team ABCA South Central All-Region
2nd Team PING! All-America
Southland Conference Player of the Year
Southland Conference Hitter of the Year
Southland Conference All-Tournament Team (OF)
1st Team All-Southland Conference
USA Baseball's Golden Spikes Award Watch List
USA Baseball's Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist (Top 30)
UT Arlington Baseball 2000's All-Decade Team (OF)
Southland Conference Hitter of the Week (5/10)
1st Team Baseball America Midseason All-America
2nd Team Baseball America Preseason All-America
Baseball America No. 2 "2010 MLB Draft - State of Texas Prospect"
Baseball America No. 11 "2010 MLB Draft Top 50 List" (5/13/10)
Baseball America No. 15 "2010 MLB Draft Top 50 List" (4/22/10)
Baseball America No. 5 "2010 MLB Draft Top Outfielders"
Baseball America Projected First-Round MLB Draft Pick
Baseball America No. 20 "Top 100 College MLB Draft Prospect"
Baseball America No. 17 "Top 50 College Juniors"
Baseball America Preseason All-Conference
Baseball America Preseason Conference Player of the Year
1st Team Yahoo! Sports Preseason All-Conference
Yahoo! Sports: SLC Best Hitter (Preseason)
CollegeBaseballToday: All-Conference Candidate
CollegeBaseballToday: SLC The "You Gotta See" Player"
CollegeBaseballInsider.com: "Top 3 Power Threats in SLC"
CollegeBaseballInsider.com: "Top 3 Pure Hitters in SLC"
CollegeBaseballInsider.com: "The Hitter You Least Want to Face in the SLC"
1st Team Preseason All-Southland Conference
2nd Team PING! Preseason All-America
College Baseball Blog Projected No. 13 Player in the Country
Collegiate Baseball Newspaper 2nd Team Preseason All-America
3rd Team NCBWA Preseason All-America

2009
Baseball America No. 8 USA Baseball Team Prospect
World Baseball Challenge All-Tournament Team (Team USA)
World Baseball Challenge Home Run Hitting Award (Team USA)
USA Baseball National Team Member
2nd Team ABCA South Central All-Region
1st Team All-Southland Conference
Southland Conference Hitter of the Week (Apr. 13)
Southland Conference Hitter of the Week (Feb. 24)
Brooks Wallace Preseason Player of the Year Watch List
1st Team Preseason All-Southland Conference
Baseball America Preseason All-Conference
Rivals.com Preseason All-Conference

2008
Rivals.com Freshman All-America
1st Team NCBWA Freshman All-America
2nd Team Baseball America Freshman All-America
Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Freshman All-America
2nd Team PING! Freshman All-America
Southland Conference Freshman of the Year
2nd Team All-Southland Conference

 

 

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