Sophomore Ian Happ was named first team All-American Athletic Conference on Tuesday.
May 20, 2014
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CINCINNATI – The trio of University of Cincinnati baseball outfielders earned postseason American Athletic Conference honors on Tuesday evening as announced by league. Sophomore Ian Happ (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mt. Lebanon) was named first team All-American Athletic Conference while seniors Justin Glass (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll) and Matt Williams (Mason, Ohio/Cincinnati Hills Christian) were both selected to the third team.
Happ, a preseason all-conference selection and preseason All-American, finished the season with a .322 batting average while leading the team with both a .497 slugging percentage and a .443 on-base percentage. He totaled 55 hits, 32 runs and 27 RBIs and had a team-high 13 doubles, five homeruns, 29 walks and 19 stolen bases. The sophomore ranked in the top-10 of the American in slugging percentage (fifth), on-base percentage (sixth), doubles (eighth), home runs (sixth), walks (sixth) and stolen bases (fifth).
Glass is making his third appearance on the all-conference list after being named second team All-BIG EAST in 2011 and first team All-BIG EAST as a sophomore in 2012. The senior led Cincinnati with 36 runs scored and 31 RBIs while also tallying 53 hits, eight doubles and five homeruns. He was hit 16 times during the season to rank sixth in the UC season record book and second in the conference. In addition to his prowess at the plate, Glass recorded seven outfield assists to tie for seventh in the nation.
Williams led the team and ranked seventh in the American with a .330 batting average, setting a new career high. The senior also ranked third in the league with four triples and produced a team-high 60 hits with 11 doubles, 30 runs scored and 25 RBIs with a .434 slugging percentage and a .421 on-base percentage.
Happ, Glass and Williams represent the first Bearcats to earn all-conference honors since 2012 when Glass was selected to the BIG EAST first team. They are the first trio of Cincinnati players to be honored in the same year since Glass, Justin Riddell (first team) and Braden Kline (third team) earned BIG EAST awards in 2011.