Washington University’s Brandon Rogalski Picks Up All-America Honors
St. Louis, Mo., June 7, 2012 – Washington University in St. Louis senior outfielder and pitcher Brandon Rogalski added 2012 All-America honors from the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings and D3Baseball.com to his career accomplishments.
Rogalski received second-team All-America honors from D3Baseball.com, while earning third-team All-America accolades from ABCA/Rawlings. A 2011 first-team All-American, he became just the second player in Washington University history to earn back-to-back All-America honors. Rogalski joins Marc Gluckman who was a first-team All-American in 1983 and a second-team selection in 1984. Rogalski was also the only student-athlete from the University Athletic Association (UAA) to receive All-America honors this season.
The 2012 UAA Player of the Year, Rogalski broke his own single-season school records with 77 hits and 178 at bats in 2012. On April 24, he became the Washington University all-time hits leader, finishing his career with 216 hits. Overall, he finished his career ranked in the top 10 all-time in eight offensive categories for Washington University. Rogalski's 77 hits led the UAA and ranked 10th in NCAA Division III this season, and he also led the conference with 40 RBIs and 105 total bases. He finished with a .433 batting average, which ranked 18th in Division III this season. Rogalski also posted a 2-0 record with one save and a 1.84 ERA in nine appearances on the mound for the Bears. He received UAA Athlete of the Week honors three times during the season, and was named to the D3Baseball.com Team of the Week on March 28.
Washington University ended its season with a 28-14 record and finished as the UAA runner-up. The Bears also advanced to the postseason for the eighth time in school history.