June 1, 2001
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The postseason awards continue to mount up for Arizona State senior catcher Casey Myers. Myers, who led ASU at the plate in 2001 with a .395 batting average and was the 2001 Pac-10 Player of the Year, was named a second-team Baseball Weekly All-American earlier this week.
Adding to his already impressive list of accolades in 2001, including being named a semifinalist for the Rotary Smith and Dick Howser National Player of the Year awards, and a semifinalist for the Johnny Bench Catcher of the Year Award, Myers inked his named on an All-American list for the second time this season. He was also a second-team pick by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper when their team was announced last week.
The senior All-American backstop added 69 RBI, 17 doubles and a team-leading seven home runs to his impressive 2001 totals. He became only the third Pac-10 player in history to repeat as a Pac-10 Player of the Year and has now earned All-America status in three of his four years in the Maroon and Gold.
For his career, Myers finished tied for seventh in school history with a .384 batting average and was only eight RBI short of matching the school and Pac-10 record for career RBI (275). He became only the third player in ASU history to surpass the 300 hit plateau in a career and finished his career tied for sixth with 39 home runs.
2001 Baseball Weekly All-American Team
First Team Catcher Kelly Shoppach, Jr., Baylor 1B Dan Johnson, Sr., Nebraska 2B Daniel Uggla, Jr., Memphis 3B Jake Gautreu, Jr., Tulane SS Chris Burke, Jr., Tennessee OF John Ford-Griffin, Jr., Fla. St. OF Shelley Duncan, Jr., Arizona OF Brian Baron, Sr., UCLA SP Mark Prior, Jr., USC SP Dewon Brazelton, Middle Ten. St. SP Aaron Heilman, Sr., Notre Dame RP Lee Gronkiewicz, Sr., South Carolina UT Jon VanBenschoten, Jr., Kent State
Second Team Catcher Casey Myers, Sr., Arizona State 1B Aaron Clark, Sr., Alabama 2B Michael Woods, Jr., Southern 3B Jeff Baker, So., Clemson SS Andy Cannizaro, Sr., Tulane OF Ryan Brunner, Sr., Northern Iowa OF Steve Stanley, Jr., Notre Dame OF Burney Hutchinson, Jr. Mississippi SP Kirk Saarloos, Sr., Cal St. Fullerton SP Justin Pope, Jr., Central Florida SP Todd Pennington, Jr., SE Missouri St. RP Casey Shumaker, So., Jacksonville UT Cory Sullivan, Sr., Wake Forest
Copy By Jeff R. Evans
ASU Media Relations