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Khalil Greene Named National Player of the Year by Collegiate Baseball

Khalil Greene Named National Player of the Year by Collegiate Baseball

May 31, 2002

CLEMSON, SC – Khalil Greene has been named the 2002 National of Player of the Year by Collegiate Baseball, the publication announced Friday. He joins Kris Benson (1996) as the only Tigers so honored by the newspaper and he joins teammates Jeff Baker, Steve Reba as 2002 Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I All-Americans.

Greene, who was named ACC Player of the Year by the league’s coaches on Monday, was also named the ACC Player of the Year and the first team Louisville Slugger All-American shortstop by Collegiate Baseball. The Key West, FL, native is currently batting .475 with 22 home runs and 75 RBIs with a 27-game hitting streak heading into the NCAA Tournament. He is second in NCAA history with 384 career hits and is Clemson’s career record holder in hits, RBIs and games played.

Baker, who garnered first team All-American honors from Collegiate Baseball last season, was named a third-team third baseman. The junior from Woodbridge, VA is batting .338 with 22 home runs and 75 RBIs and was named to the All-ACC second team.

Johnson, a junior from Georgetown, SC, was named a third team first baseman. The first-team All-ACC selection is batting .387 with 20 home runs and 16 RBIs.

Reba earned third team honors for the second year in a row. The senior righthander from Fort Wayne, IN, leads the Tigers with 12 wins against two losses with a 3.83 ERA. Reba was also named to the All-ACC first team on Monday.

FIRST TEAM LHP – Justin Simmons, Texas RHP – Jeremy Guthrie, Stanford RHP – Bryan Bullington, Ball St. RHP – John Tetuan, Wichita St. RHP – Brad Sullivan, Houston RHP – Tim Stauffer, Richmond Relief – Dave Bush, Wake Forest C – Jed Morris, Nebraska 1B – Nate Gold, Gonzaga 2B – Rickie Weeks, Southern SS – Khalil Greene, Clemson 3B – Ryan Barthelemy, Florida St. OF – Steve Stanley, Notre Dame OF – Joey Gomes, Santa Clara OF – Bob Malek, Michigan St. DH – Gabe Veloz, New Mexico St. UT – Chris Maples, North Carolina

SECOND TEAM RHP – Ryan Bicondoa, Western Kentucky LHP – Abe Alvarez, Long Beach St. LHP – Ricky Barrett, San Diego LHP – Matt Lynch, Florida St. RHP – Kyle Sleeth, Wake Forest RHP – Philip Humber, Rice Relief – Blake Taylor, South Carolina C – Chris Westervelt, Stetson C – Alberto Concepcion, Southern California 1B – Brad Eldred, Florida International 1B – Yaron Peters, South Carolina 2B – James Jurries, Tulane 3B – Lee Curtis, College of Charleston SS – Drew Meyer, South Carolina OF – Mike Arbinger, Ohio OF – Anthony Bocchino, Marist OF – Ryan McGraw, Coastal Carolina UT – Ben Fritz, Fresno St.

THIRD TEAM LHP – Kyle Bakker, Georgia Tech. RHP – Lance Cormier, Alabama LHP – Andy Dickinson, Illinois RHP – Alex Hart, Florida LHP – Lane Mestepey, Louisiana St. RHP – Steven Herce, Rice RHP – Matt Durkin, San Jose St. RHP – Scooter Michael, N.C. GreensboroRHP – Steve Reba, Clemson Relief – Huston Street, Texas Relief – Royce Ring, San Diego St. Relief – Randy Corn, The Citadel C – Tony Richie, Florida St. C – David Castillo, Oral Roberts 1B – Vincent Sinisi, Rice 1B – Kelly Hunt, Bowling Green 1B – Michael Johnson, Clemson 1B – Justin Owens, Coastal Carolina 1B – Dave Jensen, Brigham Young 1B – Eddie Kim, James Madison 2B – Brian Burgamy, Wichita St. 2B – Tim Moss, Texas 2B – Eric Patterson, Georgia Tech. 2B – Luke Appert, Minnesota 3B – Antoin Gray, Southern 3B – Pat Osborn, Florida 3B – Mark Schramek, Texas-San Antonio 3B – Jeff Baker, Clemson SS – Wes Timmons, Bethune-Cookman SS – Matt Craig, Richmond SS – Jared Boyd, Maryland-Baltimore County OF – Curtis Granderson, Illinois-Chicago OF – Adam Greenberg, North Carolina OF – Brian Wright, North Carolina St. OF – Sam Fuld, Stanford

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