Dozier Receives More All-America Accolades
June 12, 2013
Stephen F. Austin junior shortstop, and first-round draft choice of the Kansas City Royals, Hunter Dozier has been named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and Baseball America All-America squads. Dozier received first-team honors from the NCBWA, while Baseball America named him to the second team.
Dozier becomes the first Lumberjack to receive first-team honors from the NCBWA, and is the highest honor ever received by an SFA player from Baseball America. His eighth overall selection by the Kansas City Royals in the recent MLB Amateur Draft equaled the highest selection in any sport by a Southland Conference athlete.
Dozier finished off his SFA career being named the conference's player and hitter of the year. A two-time first-team all-league selection, Dozier led the conference in batting average, slugging percentage, doubles, home runs and total bases in 2013, and finished the regular season ranked among the nation's top five in each category.
It took Dozier only three seasons in Nacogdoches to become the school's all-time leader in hits and doubles. He also owns the school's single-season record for multi-hit games and doubles. Earlier this season Dozier became the first Lumberjack in program history to be named a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award. He is also a national semifinalist for both the Brooks Wallace Award (nation's top shortstop), and the Dick Howser Award (top player). -SFA-