Vom Brack and Hrovat Earn 2010 All-University Athletic Association Honors
St. Louis, Mo., May 3, 2010 – Senior outfielder Nick Vom Brack and junior pitcher Bryce Hrovat of the Washington University in St. Louis baseball team each earned 2010 All-University Athletic Association (UAA) honors, as announced Monday by the association. Vom Brack was named to the association’s first team, while Hrovat garnered second-team honors.
Vom Brack receives all-conference recognition for the second year in a row, but it is the first time he has earned first-team all-UAA accolades. Starting all 32 games this season for the Bears, Vom Brack led the team in batting (.387), runs scored (31), doubles (nine), home runs (seven) and slugging percentage (.639). He also ranked third on the team with 28 RBIs.
Vom Brack ends his career with 15 home runs, which ties for the eighth-highest total in school history. He had 15 multi-hit games in 2010, including a 4-for-5, two home run performance against Emory University at the UAA Championship, where he tied the conference tournament single-game RBI record with seven.
Hrovat is an all-UAA honoree for the first time in his career. One of the Bears’ best pitchers this season, the left-hander made eight starts and 10 appearances, posting a 4-2 record with one save. Hrovat ranked second on the team with a 5.36 earned run average, and was also second in wins (four), innings pitched (50.1) and strikeouts (44).
Hrovat recorded at least five strikeouts on four occasions, and struck out a career-best 14 batters in a 9-1 victory at Knox College on April 18, a performance that earned him UAA Athlete of the Week honors for the first time in his career.
The Washington University baseball team finished the 2010 season with a 17-15 overall record, securing the program’s 12th-consecutive winning season.