Bryson Myles was named an all-American by the ABCA on Tuesday.
June 21, 2011
OMAHA, Neb. - SFA outfielder Bryson Myles was named to his fifth all-America team on Tuesday, landing on the ABCA/Rawlings second team as selected by the American Baseball Coaches Association all-America committee.
Myles found his way onto the all-America ballot by being voted to the all-South Central Region first team and was then voted as one of five outfielders onto the second team by the committee prior to the start of this week's College World Series.
Two of those five outfielders - Florida's Preston Tucker and Texas A&M's Tyler Naquin - are each still alive in the CWS. Myles was also joined on the squad by third-teamers Matt Holland (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi) and Casey Kalenkosky (Texas State).
He is the first Lumberjack since Steven Hill in 2007 to be named to the ABCA all-America team.
The Southland Conference player of the year, Myles hit .411 with a national-best 53 stolen bases. He parlayed that into a sixth-round selection by the Cleveland Indians in the MLB Draft and recently began his professional career as part of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, the Indians' short-season Class A club in the New York-Penn League.