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2008 ABCA/Rawlings NAIA All-America Teams

2008-ABCA/Rawlings All-America Teams
NAIA All-America First Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Tyler Diamond JR The Master's CA
C Cody Newman SR Saint Mary KS
1B Josh Collazo JR Oklahoma Baptist OK
2B Joel Torres SR Bacone OK
SS Matt Venegas SR Azusa Pacific CA
3B Brent Weaver JR Oklahoma City OK
UT Kyle Greene SR Lewis-Clark State ID
DH Daniel Jape SR Reinhardt GA
OF Dan Higgins JR St. Francis IL
OF Kirk Nieuwenheis JR Azusa Pacific CA
OF Jeremy Strack SR William Jewell MO
OF Trevor Urbanick SR the Cumberlands KY
P David Colopy JR Ohio Dominican OH
P Marty Popham JR Union KY
P Gary Poynter JR Lubbock Christian TX
P Jordan Roberts SR Embry-Riddle FL
RP Pablo Lopez JR Lee TN
NAIA All-America Second Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Joe Janusik SR Ohio Dominican OH
C Brian Ward JR Lewis-Clark State ID
1B Chris Warters JR Lee TN
2B Hawkins Gebbers JR Biola CA
SS Kody Hightower SR Southern Wesleyan SC
3B Thomas Englehardt JR Fisher MA
UT Jim Baker SR Spring Arbor MI
DH Stephen Kohatsu SR Azusa Pacific CA
OF Julian Alvarez JR Bacone OK
OF Chris Hardin SR Southern Nazarene OK
OF Kevin Leslie JR Faulkner AL
OF John Richards SR York NE
P Matt Fitts JR Lewis-Clark State ID
P Josh Hester SR Freed-Hardeman TN
P Brandon Moore SR Indiana Wesleyan IN
P Richard Sullivan JR Savannah College of Art & Design GA
RP Aaron Varnum JR Embry-Riddle FL
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About Rawlings

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About the ABCA
The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 15,000 members represent all 50 states and 41 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include nine divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School, Youth and Travel Baseball.
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