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All-Great West Baseball Team Announced on Eve of GWC Tournament

Great West Player of the Year Goose Kallunki with GWC Commissioner Ed Grom

Great West Player of the Year Goose Kallunki with GWC Commissioner Ed Grom

May 21, 2012

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NAPERVILLE, Ill. - The 2012 All-Great West Conference Baseball Team was selected by the league coaches and announced today on the eve of the GWC Baseball Tournament. Utah Valley's Goose Kallunki was named GWC Player of the Year, while the Wolverines' Adam Gunn was selected Pitcher of the Year.

Kallunki, a senior from Orem, Utah, leads the nation in RBI with 80 on the season. He is also tops in the GWC with 17 home runs and a .429 batting average. In conference-only games, the first baseman leads the league with a .515 batting average, 12 home runs and a .990 slugging percentage.

Pitcher of the Year honors went to Gunn who posted an 8-3 record during the regular season, including 5-0 in GWC starts. The junior from Santa Clara, Utah, posted a league-leading 1.01 ERA in GWC-only games and a 3.70 ERA with 69 strikeouts for the season.

North Dakota's Jeff Campbell was selected Newcomer of the Year. The freshman from Clearwater, Fla., played both first base and pitcher in his first year with the Fighting Sioux and is tied for the lead among all Division I freshmen with 11 home runs.

Utah Valley's Eric Madsen earned his third straight Coach of the Year accolades after leading the Wolverines to their third straight GWC championship with a perfect 28-0 record. Utah Valley is 43-12 on the season, which included a nation-leading 32-game win streak.

The Great West Conference Baseball Tournament will be played May 22-26, at Orem, Utah. The eight-team double-elimination tournament is hosted by two-time defending tournament champion Utah Valley University.

2012 All-Great West Conference Baseball Team

Player of the Year -- Goose Kallunki, Utah Valley

Pitcher of the Year -- Adam Gunn, Utah Valley

Newcomer of the Year -- Jeff Campbell, North Dakota

Coach of the Year -- Eric Madsen, Utah Valley

First Team

1B Goose Kallunki, Utah Valley *

2B Willie Pratt, Utah Valley

3B Jake Rickenbach, Utah Valley

SS Kai Hatch, Utah Valley **

DH Austin Heaps, Utah Valley

OF Billy Burgess, Utah Valley *

OF Albert Carpen, Chicago State

OF Sean Moysh, Utah Valley

UT Jeff Campbell, North Dakota

C Mike McCarthy, Texas-Pan American **

P Tripp Davis, NJIT **

P Jeremy Gendlek, Utah Valley **

P Adam Gunn, Utah Valley

RP Jonathan Sa, Texas-Pan American

Second Team

1B Roger Bernal, Texas-Pan American

2B Vincent Mejia, Texas-Pan American *

3B Kyle Bolander, North Dakota

SS Adam Hilker, Northern Colorado *

DH Colby Harrison, Northern Colorado

OF Jake Gonzalez, Houston Baptist

OF Angel Ibanez, Texas-Pan American *

OF Jensen Park, Northern Colorado

UT DJ Roche, NJIT *

C Brian Bleakley, NJIT

P Preston Olson, Utah Valley

P Andrew Thome, North Dakota

P Michael Zouzalik, Texas-Pan American

RP Ryan Chadwick, Utah Valley *

**--Repeat First-Team Selection

*--Repeat All-Conference Selection

2012 Baseball All-GWC Release Get Acrobat 
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