Miami’s Collins Named Baseball America Freshman of the Year

Five league rookies named Freshman All-Americans

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Miami catcher Zack Collins has been named the Baseball American National Freshman of the Year, announced Monday. A total of five ACC players were named Baseball America Freshman All-Americans.

The 2014 ACC Freshman of the Year, Collins also was previously named the Freshman Hitter of the Year by the NCBWA, and was selected as a Freshman All-American by the NCBWA and Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.

He is joined on the Freshman All-America First Team by Maryland’s Brandon Lowe and Miami’s Bryan Garcia. Maryland’s Mike Shawaryn and NC State’s Andrew Knizner were named to the second team.

Seven ACC student-athletes collected a combined 17 Freshman All-America honors from Baseball America, Louisville Slugger, and the NCBWA.

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