Sequeira Earns Third Team All-America Honors from ABCA

Sequeira Earns Third Team All-America Honors from ABCA

OHAMA, Neb. – Oral Roberts baseball senior Anthony Sequeira has picked up third-team All-American accolades as a utility player, the American Baseball Coaches Association announced Saturday.

Sequeira led the team offensively with 11 homers to go along with a .341 batting average. After proving himself as an offensive threat, the Petaluma, Calif. native has also excelled on the mound for the Golden Eagles, leading the conference with 11 saves. Sequeira boasts an ERA of 1.38 in 32.2 innings of work. He finished the year in the top 10 in The Summit League in hits (73), doubles (20) and walks (29).

He was the only Summit League player to receive the honor.

Sequeira was recently named a finalist for the John Olerud award. An honor given to the top dual threat player in the country. On Wednesday, he was drafted in the 25th round by the Philadelphia Phillies.

The ABCA/Rawlings All-America team is the oldest All-America team in college baseball, first recognized in 1949. A full archive of All-America teams is online at www.ABCA.org/awards/all-americans. The ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Awards will be announced on Sunday, June 13.

The ABCA/Rawlings All-America teams, Gold Bat Award and Gold Glove Awards are voted on in Omaha by the ABCA All-America Committee, which is chaired by Dean Ehehalt of Monmouth University. The committee also includes head coaches Mike Stone (Massachusetts), Brian O'Connor (Virginia), Tim Corbin (Vanderbilt), Steve Jaksa (Central Michigan), Steve Smith (formerly of Baylor), Tommy Raffo (Arkansas State) and George Horton (Oregon).

Established in 1945, the ABCA is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Founded as the American Association of College Baseball Coaches (AACBC), the association was instrumental in the creation of the College World Series. The first AACBC College World Series was held in 1947 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where California beat Yale in a best two-of-three series. In 1949, the AACBC expanded the tournament to four teams and the series moved to Wichita, Kansas. The CWS expanded to eight teams and moved to Omaha in 1950, where it has been held ever since.

The ABCA's over 6,600 members represent all 50 states and 23 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, Junior College, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth. The 72nd annual ABCA Convention will be held Jan. 7-10, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.

For more information, visit the ABCA website.

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2015 ABCA/Rawlings All-America Teams

NCAA Div. I All-America First Team

Pos.

Player

Cl.

School

State

C

Garrett Stubbs

Sr.

Southern California

CA

1B

Will Craig

So.

Wake Forest

NC

2B

Scott Kingery

Jr.

Arizona

AZ

3B

David Thompson

Jr.

Miami

FL

SS

Dansby Swanson

Jr.

Vanderbilt

TN

OF

Andrew Benintendi

So.

Arkansas

AR

OF

Ian Happ

Jr.

Cincinnati

OH

OF

DJ Stewart

Jr.

Florida State

FL

DH

David Olmedo-Barrera

Jr.

Cal State Fullerton

CA

UT

Jacob Cronenworth

Jr.

Michigan

MI

P

Taylor Clarke

Jr.

College of Charleston

SC

P

Thomas Eshelman

Jr.

Cal State Fullerton

CA

P

Michael Freeman

Sr.

Oklahoma State

OK

P

Carson Fulmer

Jr.

Vanderbilt

TN

P

James Kaprielian

Jr.

UCLA

CA

RP

David Berg

Sr.

UCLA

CA

RP

Tyler Jay

Jr.

Illinois

IL

 

NCAA Div. I All-America Second Team

Pos.

Player

Cl.

School

State

C

Chris Robinson

Sr.

Morehead State

KY

1B

David Kerian

Sr.

Illinois

IL

2B

Stefan Trosclair

Jr.

Louisiana

LA

3B

Josh Tobias

Sr.

Florida

FL

SS

Alex Bregman

Jr.

Louisiana State

LA

SS

Kevin Newman

Jr.

Arizona

AZ

OF

Donnie Dewees

So.

North Florida

FL

OF

Cody Jones

Sr.

TCU

TX

OF

Kevin Kaczmarski

Sr.

Evansville

IN

OF

Brandon Sanger

Jr.

Florida Atlantic

FL

DH

JJ Schwarz

Fr.

Florida

FL

UT

Corbin Olmstead

Jr.

North Florida

FL

P

Kevin Duchene

Jr.

Illinois

IL

P

Matt Hall

Jr.

Missouri State

MO

P

Alex Lange

Fr.

Louisiana State

LA

P

Andrew Moore

Jr.

Oregon State

OR

P

Mike Shawaryn

So.

Maryland

MD

RP

Tom Hackimer

Jr.

St. John's

NY

RP

Ryan Meisinger

Jr.

Radford

VA

 

NCAA Div. I All-America Third Team

Pos.

Player

Cl.

School

State

C

Nick Dini

Sr.

Wagner

NY

C

Zack Collins

So.

Miami

FL

1B

Connor Panas

Sr.

Canisius

NY

2B

Blake Butler

Jr.

College of Charleston

SC

2B

Vinny Siena

Jr.

Connecticut

CT

3B

Bobby Dalbec

So.

Arizona

AZ

3B

Zach George

Sr.

Arkansas State

AR

SS

Blake Allemand

Sr.

Texas A&M

TX

SS

Kyle Holder

Jr.

San Diego

CA

SS

Vimael Machin

Sr.

VCU

VA

SS

Blake Trahan

Jr.

Louisiana

LA

OF

Nick Banks

So.

Texas A&M

TX

OF

Jeff Boehm

Sr.

Illinois-Chicago

IL

OF

Jeff Hendrix

Jr.

Oregon State

OR

OF

Michael Morman

Gr.

Richmond

VA

OF

Brett Siddall

Jr.

Canisius

NY

OF

Bobby Stahel

Jr.

Southern California

CA

DH

Joey Falcone

Sr.

Columbia

NY

DH

John Clay Reeves

Sr.

Rice

TX

UT

Anthony Sequeira

Sr.

Oral Roberts

OK

P

Carson Cross

Sr.

Connecticut

CT

P

Matthew Crownover

Jr.

Clemson

SC

P

Kevin Hill

Jr.

South Alabama

AL

P

Ryan McCormick

Jr.

St. John's

NY

P

Preston Morrison

Sr.

TCU

TX

P

Dillon Tate

Jr.

UC Santa Barbara

CA

RP

Riley Ferrell

Jr.

TCU

TX

RP

Stuart Holmes

Sr.

Nicholls State

LA

RP

Jordan Ramsey

Sr.

UNC Wilmington

NC