Happ Earns First Team Preseason All-America Nod
Sophomore Ian Happ

Feb. 3, 2014

CINCINNATI – University of Cincinnati baseball sophomore Ian Happ (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mt. Lebanon) earned another accolade for his young career on Monday, being named a first team preseason All-American by Baseball America. The news comes just weeks after Happ was awarded with a second team preseason All-America nod by Perfect Game.

Happ, a 2013 Freshman All-America selection, started all 56 games for the Bearcats during his freshman campaign. He led the team with 41 runs scored, 13 doubles, six homeruns and 47 walks. He recorded a team-high .322 batting average, a .483 slugging percentage and a .451 on-base percentage.

He is one of only two players chosen from the American Athletic Conference to earn the honor and one of only two sophomores represented on the first team.

For the full release from Baseball America click here.

Baseball America Preseason All-America List
First Team
C Kyle Schwarber, Indiana
1B Casey Gillaspie, Wichita State
2B Ian Happ, Cincinnati
3B Taylor Sparks, UC Irvine
SS Trea Turner, N.C. State
OF Michael Conforto, Oregon State
OF Bradley Zimmer, San Francisco
OF Derek Fisher, Virginia
DH Alex Bregman, LSU
UT A.J. Reed, Kentucky
SP Carlos Rodon, N.C. State
SP Tyler Beede, Vanderbilt
SP Luke Weaver, Florida State
SP Jeff Hoffman, East Carolina
RP Nick Burdi, Louisville
Second Team
C Max Pentecost, Kennesaw State
1B Sam Travis, Indiana
2B Brian Anderson, Arkansas
3B Alex Blandino, Stanford
SS Matt Chapman, Cal State Fullerton
OF Dylan Davis, Oregon State
OF Skye Bolt, North Carolina
OF Greg Allen, San Diego State
DH Mike Papi, Virginia
UT J.D. Davis, Cal State Fullerton
SP Aaron Nola, LSU
SP Brandon Finnegan, TCU
SP Kyle Freeland, Evansville
SP Erick Fedde, UNLV
RP David Berg, UCLA
Third Team
C Grayson Greiner, South Carolina
1B Kevin Cron, TCU
2B Ross Kivett, Kansas State
3B Joey Pankake, South Carolina
SS Branden Cogswell, Virginia
OF Austin Cousino, Kentucky
OF Rhys Hoskins, Sacramento State
OF Brandon Downes, Virginia
DH D.J. Stewart, Florida State
UT Jameis Winston, Florida State
SP Michael Cederoth, San Diego State
SP Sean Newcomb, Hartford
SP Ryan Burr, Arizona State
SP Justin Garza, Cal State Fullerton
RP Jonathan Holder, Mississippi State