June 6, 2000
Arizona State baseball player Casey Myers was named the 2000 GTE Academic All-American of the Year by CoSIDA. Myers was also selected as a first-team Academic All-American for the second year in a row.
The junior catcher was the only Pac-10 representative on the all-academic team.
Myers, who carries a 4.0 in Mathematics, was honored as the Pac-10 Player of the Year and led the team with a .412 batting average this season. He was a second-team All-America pick by both Collegiate Baseball and USA Today/Baseball Weekly.
Myers is a semifinalist for the Johnny Bench National Catcher of the Year Award and is a candidate for Baseball America's National Player of the Year as well.
2000 GTE Academic All-America University Division Baseball Team:
First Team Jason Anderson (Illinois) Jr. P Jon Smith (CS Fullerton) Jr. P Casey Myers (ASU) Jr. C Phil Broshears (Evansville) Sr. IF Andy Green (Kentucky) Sr. IF Jeff Perconte (Notre Dame) Sr. IF Mark Teixeira (Georgia Tech) Jr. IF Jason Milleisen (St. Bonaventure) Sr. OF Mike Pisani (Michigan State) Sr. OF Aaron Runk (Iowa State) Sr. OF Brent Laircey (Ala.-Birmingham) Sr. DH