Brandon Rogalski Garners ABCA/Rawlings First-Team All-America Honors
St. Louis, Mo., May 31, 2011 – Washington University in St. Louis junior Brandon Rogalski earned first-team All-America honors from a second organization as the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) bestowed him with the honor.
Already just the third student-athlete in program history to earn first-team All-America honors, the 2011 ABCA/Rawlings Central Region Player of the Year earned a spot as a first-team All-American on Tuesday.
Rogalski has now earned first-team All-America honors from the ABCA and D3Baseball.com, while also receiving first-team All-University Athletic Association (UAA) and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) All-Central Region and Region Player of the Year honors.
Rogalski broke a number of Washington University school records in 2011, setting new single-season makrs for hits (74) and RBIs (60) while batting .438 and slugging .722.
He ranks eighth in Division III in RBIs, 11th in total bases (122) and doubles (20), 12th in hits, 21st in batting average, 25th in stolen bases (25) and 39th in runs scored (49), also tallying six home runs and five triples.
Rogalski posted separate hitting streaks of 12 and 15 games during the season, with the 15-game stretch closing out the year. Over the final six games of the season he hit .583 with 17 RBIs and 11 runs scored.
Washington University concluded the season with a 29-17 overall record, with the 46 games played representing a new single-season school record. The Bears finished the season ranked No. 6 in the NCAA Central Region Rankings.