Glass Named To ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Mideast Region Second Team

June 25, 2012

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ATHENS, Ohio – University of Cincinnati sophomore outfielder Justin Glass (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll) was named to the ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Mideast Region Second Team, announced today by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Ohio head coach Joe Carbone, chairman of the NCAA Mideast Region All-American Committee.

A 2012 All-BIG EAST First Team member, Glass was one of six players to finish the season among the conference leaders in batting average and steals. The 6-foot-2 left-handed slugger finished fourth in the league in batting with a .366 average, while his 15 stolen bases were tied for 11th.

His 83 hits are 13th all-time in the UC single-season record book, while his 21 doubles are tied for fourth. Nationally, his double and hit totals ranked 15th and 23rd, respectively, in all of NCAA Division I baseball.

Glass also finished in the BIG EAST Top 10 in several other categories after tying for second in hits and doubles, third in at-bats (227), sixth in total bases (115), and 10th in both slugging (.507) and total plate appearances (255).

 The All-Mideast Region Teams were voted on by all the region’s head coaches and Carbone, who as the chairman, tallies the votes and creates the two teams.

 “Speaking on behalf of the selection committee, I feel that this year’s Mideast Region players are very deserving of this recognition,” Carbone said. “They head a long list of impressive players and represent a lot of very good teams from around the region.”

 The All-American teams are selected by a committee made up of each region’s chairman. Monmouth head coach Dean Ehehalt represented the East Region while also chairing the committee and was joined by Oregon head coach George Horton (West), Middle Tennessee State head coach Steve Peterson (South Central), Vanderbilt head coach Tim Corbin (South), UMass head coach Mike Stone (Northeast), Indiana State head coach Rick Heller (Midwest), Virginia head coach Brian O’Connor (Atlantic) and Carbone (Mideast) in Omaha, Neb. last week before the start of the 2012 NCAA Men’s College World Series.