June 11, 2014
By: Matt Burkholder
FRESNO, Calif. - As announced by Baseball America Wednesday, Fresno State outfielder Jordan Luplow has been named a Second-Team NCAA All-American selection. Dating back to 1981, Luplow becomes the 24th Diamond 'Dog to be honored with a Baseball America All-American selection.
Luplow is the first Bulldog to receive the same distinction since 2011 when Greg Gonzales (Second-Team) and Dusty Robinson (Third-Team) were recipients of the organization's honor.
The junior outfielder is now a two-time All-American selection this year after being named a Third-Team Louisville Slugger All-American by Collegiate Baseball on May 30.
Last Friday, Luplow was chosen as the No. 100 overall selection to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the third round of the 2014 MLB First-Year Draft. The reigning Mountain West Player of the Year remains a finalist for the Gregg Olson Award which recognizes college baseball's "Breakout Player of the Year" that will named during the College World Series, June 14-25. He was a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award - honors baseball's top amateur player.
Luplow finished the season with a .377 batting average, while scoring 40 runs and driving in 48 in 57 games played. The junior outfielder recorded 21 doubles, one triple, nine home runs and 36 walks during the year.
All-time Fresno State Baseball America All-American selections
1981 - John Hoover (HM)
1982 - Randy Graham (1st) & Terry Pendleton (3rd)
1984 - John Hoover (1st)
1985 - Mark Gardner (2nd
1988 - Tom Goodwin (1st), Lance Shebelut (1st), John Salles (2nd), Rich Crane (3rd) & Steve Hosey (3rd)
1989 - Tom Goodwin (1st), Eddie Zosky (1st) & Rich Crane (2nd)
1991 - Bobby Jones (1st)
1996 - Jeff Weaver (2nd)
1997 - Jeff Weaver (1st) & Giuseppe Chiaramonte (2nd)
1998 - Jeff Weaver (2nd)
2002 - Ben Fritz (2nd)
2004 - Richie Robnett (2nd)
2009 - Tom Mendonca (3rd)
2011 - Greg Gonzalez (2nd) & Dusty Robinson (3rd)
2014 - Jordan Luplow (2nd)
* Parenthesis indicates team selected to
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