Vols Rack Up All-America Honors from NCBWA

Vols Rack Up All-America Honors from NCBWA

NCBWA All-America Teams

DALLAS – The postseason honors continue to roll in for Tennessee as seven Vols were named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) All-America teams, including a program record four first-team selections.

UT’s first-team honorees included pitchers Chase Dollander and Chase Burns as well as third baseman Trey Lipscomb and outfielder Drew Gilbert.

For Dollander, it was his third first-team selection this year, making him the first Tennessee player to garner first-team All-America honors from multiple outlets since VFL and World Series champion pitcher Luke Hochevar was a consensus first-team All-American back in 2005.

This marks the first time being first-team selections for the trio of Lipscomb, Gilbert and Burns, who have all garnered second or third team All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game already this year. Burns is the first UT freshman to be named a first-team All-American by any outlet since VFL and former AL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey in 1994.

Also earning NCBWA All-America recognition were pitchers Drew Beam (second team), Redmond Walsh (second team) and Ben Joyce (third team), marking the first time any of the three have earned a spot on a non-freshman All-America team in their careers.

Tennessee has now had eight players earn non-freshman All-America honors this season, doubling the previous program record of four set in 2021 and 1994. If you include freshmen All-Americans, the Vols have had nine players earn All-America recognition, which also smashed the previous school record of five in 2021.

To see the complete NCBWA All-America teams, click HERE. A full listing of Tennessee’s postseason All-Americans and national award winners can be seen below.
 

Tennessee Postseason All-Americans / National Awards Winners

Tony Vitello
Perfect Game National Coach of the Year

RHP Drew Beam
NCBWA – Second Team
NCBWA – Freshman (First Team)
Collegiate Baseball – Freshman Team
Perfect Game – Freshman Team

DH/1B Blake Burke
Collegiate Baseball – Freshman Team
Perfect Game – Freshman Team

RHP Chase Burns
NCBWA Freshman National Pitcher of the Year
Collegiate Baseball National Co-Freshman Player of the Year
NCBWA – First Team
Collegiate Baseball – Third Team
Collegiate Baseball – Freshman Team
NCBWA – Freshman (First Team)
Perfect Game – Freshman Team

RHP Chase Dollander
NCBWA – First Team
Collegiate Baseball – First Team
Perfect Game – First Team

OF Drew Gilbert
NCBWA – First Team
Collegiate Baseball – Second Team
Perfect Game – Second Team

RHP Ben Joyce
NCBWA – Third Team

1B Luc Lipcius
CoSIDA Academic – Second Team

3B Trey Lipscomb
NCBWA – First Team
Collegiate Baseball – Second Team
Perfect Game – Third Team

2B Jorel Ortega
Perfect Game – Second Team

Evan Russell
CoSIDA Academic – First Team

LHP Redmond Walsh
NCBWA – Second Team

-UT Athletics

Vols All-Americans / Credit: UT Athletics

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