NASHVILLE – Vanderbilt’s Austin Martin was one of 32 standout players named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Freshman All-American Team, the organization announced on Monday.
The Jacksonville, Fla., native, who was tabbed a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper last week, led Vandy with 20 multi-hit games and produced two hitting streaks of 10-plus games.
The leadoff man paced Vanderbilt with a .385 average (10-for-26) in six NCAA Tournament starts while producing three doubles and five runs scored. Martin finished the year as the team leader in hits (75), walks (35) and stolen bases (22).
The Trinity Christian Academy product ended the season on a 10-game hitting streak, batting .425 (17-for-40) with 12 runs, eight walks and five doubles during the stretch. He started all 30 SEC games and led the Dores with a .308 average (36-for-117).
The Freshman All-American team is voted upon by the membership of the NCBWA. The 2018 NCBWA National Freshman Player of the Year and National Freshman Pitcher of the Year will be announced on Tuesday, June 12.
Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. For more information about the NCBWA, visit the association's official Web site, www.ncbwa.com.