Bryson Myles was named an all-American by both Baseball America and the NCBWA on Wednesday.
June 15, 2011
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Lumberjack outfielder Bryson Myles earned a pair of all-America honors on Wednesday, being named a second team all-American by Baseball America and to the third team by the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association (NCBWA).
Myles, who was selected last week by the Cleveland Indians in the sixth round of the MLB Draft, was the only player from the Southland Conference selected to either squad. It is the first time an SFA player has ever earned the national honor from Baseball America, one of the premier baseball publications in the country.
He joins Steven Hill as the only other Lumberjack to earn NCBWA all-America honors after Hill did so in 2007. Myles was one of 12 league players of the year to find their way on to one of the three teams.
In all, Myles has now been named to four postseason all-America teams after having been named to the College Baseball Lineup All-Star team on Tuesday, and last week being named a Louisville Slugger third team all-American.
The first-ever Lumberjack to earn SLC newcomer of the year honors, this season Myles became the first player in SLC history to sweep the SLC newcomer, hitter and player of the year awards in the same season. He is the first SFA player to ever lead the league in hitting, coming in at a .411 clip at season's end after helping lead SFA to its deepest run ever in the SLC Tournament.
Myles finished with the nation's top stolen base mark with 53 swipes, which even after two weeks of postseason play, still sets the bar nationally by a 14-steal margin. That makes him just the second player in the country in the last five seasons at the Division I level to steal 50 bases.
Additionally, his 99 hits still ranks eighth in the nation and his 69 runs scored is still the fifth-highest in the country.