TUCSON, Ariz. ?- Arizona juniors Trevor Crowe and Jordan Brown have been named All-America by USA Today Sports Weekly, the publication announced on Wednesday. Crowe, the Pac-10 leader in eight offensive statistical categories, garnered first-team honors, while classmate Brown was named second-team.
Crowe, a finalist for the 2005 Golden Spikes Award and a semi-finalist for the Brooks Wallace Award, leads the high powered Arizona offense with a .429 average, 76 runs scored, 100 hits, 24 doubles, a school and Pac-10 record 13 triples, nine home runs, 53 RBI and 23 stolen bases. Arizona’s leadoff hitter, he leads the Pac-10 in slugging percentage at .760, a figure that ranks fifth in the nation.
Second-teamer Brown leads the Pac-10 in RBI this season with 74 runs driven in. Hitting .333 for the season, he has collected 16 doubles, three triples and 12 home runs for Arizona in 2005.
The All-America recognition is the first for both players in their three-year careers at Arizona.
2005 USA Today Sports Weekly All-America Teams
C: Jeff Clement, Jr., Southern California
1B: Matt LaPorta, So., Florida
2B: Jed Lowrie, Jr., Stanford
3B: Alex Gordon, Jr., Nebraska
SS: Tyler Greene, Jr., Georgia Tech
OF: Shane Robinson, So., Florida State
OF: Trevor Crowe, Jr., Arizona
OF: Ryan Patterson, Sr., LSU
UT/DH: Stephen Head, Jr., 1B/P, Mississippi
SP: Luke Hochevar, Jr., Tennessee
SP: Cesar Carrillo, So., Miami
SP: Dallas Buck, So., Oregon State
RP: Neil Jamison, Sr., Long Beach State
C: Caleb Moore, Sr., East Tennessee State
1B: Jordan Brown, Jr., Arizona
2B: Chris Campbell, So., College of Charleston
3B: Ryan Braun, Jr., Miami
SS: Cameron Blair, Sr., Texas Tech
OF: Jacoby Ellsbury, Jr., Oregon State
OF: Brian Pettway, Jr., Mississippi
OF: Adam Godwin, Sr., Troy
UT/DH: Mike Costanzo, Jr., 1B/P, Coastal Carolina
SP: Jonah Nickerson, So., Oregon State
SP: Mike Pelfrey, Jr., Wichita State
SP: Lance Broadway, Jr., Texas Christian
RP: J. Brent Cox, Jr., Texas