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2013 All-Great West Conference Baseball Team Announced


UNC's Jensen Park (left) and UTPA's Sam Street with GWC Commissioner Ed Grom

UNC's Jensen Park (left) and UTPA's Sam Street with GWC Commissioner Ed Grom

May 20, 2013

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NAPERVILLE, Ill. - The 2013 All-Great West Conference Baseball Team was selected by the league coaches and announced Monday on the eve of the GWC Baseball Tournament. Northern Colorado's Jensen Park was named GWC Player of the Year, while Texas-Pan American's Sam Street was selected Pitcher and Newcomer of the Year.

Park leads the GWC with a .393 batting average and 72 hits, including an average of .421 in conference-only games with a .570 slugging percentage. The sophomore from Kaneohe, Hawai'i, is a repeat All-GWC honoree after being named to the second-team last season.

Pitcher of the Year honors went to Street who ended the regular season with a 9-3 record, leading the GWC in wins and innings pitched and ranking second in ERA (2.45) and strikeouts (91). The junior from Melbourne, Australia, who also garnered Newcomer of the Year accolades, posted a 2.09 ERA and a 4-2 record in GWC games.

Northern Colorado's Carl Iwasaki was selected Coach of the Year by his peers after leading the Bears to their first Great West Conference championship. UNC won the Great West title with a 20-7 league record and is currently 29-22 on the season.

The 2013 Great West Conference Baseball Tournament will be held May 21-25 at Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium in Newark, N.J., with NJIT hosting the eight-team, double-elimination event.

2013 All-Great West Conference Baseball Team

Player of the Year -- Jensen Park, Northern Colorado

Pitcher of the Year -- Sam Street, Texas-Pan American

Newcomer of the Year -- Sam Street, Texas-Pan American

Coach of the Year -- Carl Iwasaki, Northern Colorado

First Team

1B Colby Harrison, Northern Colorado *

2B Ali Rodriguez, NYIT

3B Mattingly Romanin, Chicago State

SS Kai Hatch, Utah Valley ***

DH Stephan Halibej, NJIT

OF Luke Clements, Houston Baptist

OF Jake Gonzalez, Houston Baptist *

OF Jensen Park, Northern Colorado *

UT Alberto Morales, Texas-Pan American

C Taylor Petersen, North Dakota

SP Mark Leiter, Jr., NJIT

SP Ryan Lower, Houston Baptist

SP Sam Street, Texas-Pan American

RP Kevin Willman, Northern Colorado

Second Team

1B Mark Krueger, Utah Valley

2B Riley Goulding, Texas-Pan American

3B Ryan Reese, North Dakota

SS Ryan Yamane, Northern Colorado

OF Ed Charlton, NJIT

OF Alex Howe, Texas-Pan American

OF Riley White, Utah Valley

UT Nick Miller, Northern Colorado

C Chris Torres, Texas-Pan American

SP Dusten Knight, Texas-Pan American

SP Andrew Thome, North Dakota *

SP Alex Twenge, North Dakota

RP Jeff Barto, Utah Valley

RP Justin Campbell, Utah Valley

***--Three-Time First-Team Selection **--Repeat First-Team Selection *--Repeat All-GWC Selection