Khalil Greene Named National Player of the Year by Collegiate Baseball


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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, Michael Johnson and 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. Greensboro

RHP - 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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