Luplow Receives Fourth All-American Nod for 2014
June 18, 2014
By: Matt Burkholder
FRESNO, Calif.- The American Baseball Coaches Association announced on Wednesday that former Fresno State outfielder Jordan Luplow was named to its 2014 All-American selection list. The ABCA recognized the ex-Bulldog as a Second-Team choice.
The All-American honor is Luplow's fourth of the 2014 postseason; he was named a Louisville Slugger Third-Team selection by Collegiate Baseball, a Second-Team selection by Baseball America and just yesterday a Second-Team All-American by Perfect Game.
The Clovis, Calif. native is the first Fresno State player to be named an All-American by the ABCA, Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball in the same season since Dusty Robinson in 2011. The ABCA named Aaron Judge a Third-Team selection in 2013.
In addition, Luplow was named a First-Team All-West Region selection by the ABCA. He was nominated and selected by the 39 West Regional Division I coaches. The 39 coaches nominate players for recognition then vote to select a first and second All-West Region Team. First team selectees become nominees with the first All-Region Teams from the other eight regions for All-America recognition. 303 Division I schools are divided into eight regions.
Luplow, a third-round selection in the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 6, announced via Twitter that he came to term with the organization on June 16, ending his career with the Bulldogs. The Pirates released its agreement with Luplow on June 17, confirming the announcement.
The Mountain West Player of the Year finished the season with a .377 batting average as a junior, while scoring 40 runs and driving in 48 in 57 games played. The All-American outfielder recorded 21 doubles, one triple, nine home runs and 36 walks during the year. He was a finalist for the Gregg Olson Award and semifinalist for Golden Spikes Award.
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