Shawler Named First Team All-American By Collegiate Baseball

May 30, 2007
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

May 30, 2007

TUCSON, ARIZ--Old Dominion University sophomore righthander Anthony Shawler (Chesapeake, VA.-Oscar Smith HS) has been selected to the first team Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I All-American baseball team by COLLEGIATE BASEBALL NEWSPAPER.

Shawler, a first team All-CAA selection compiled an 11-2 overall record with a 2.20 earned run average. He fanned 130 batters in 114.6 innings of work, with eighth complete games and three shutouts, all CAA bests.

Shawler was 6-2 with five complete games in CAA play and a 2.27 ERA. He tossed complete game shutouts against Iona, Delaware and a one-hitter against NCAA tournament bound Rutgers. Shawler tied the school record with 22 straight scoreless innings earlier this year sharing the mark set in 1962 by Bobby Walton. Shawler is the fifth Monarch to ever earn first team Division I All-American honors and the first since Tim Hummel did it in 2000.

The Monarchs finished the season at 35-24 and took first place in the regular season of the CAA at 18-11.

Shawler is one of three CAA players selected. JMU outfielder Kellen Kulbacki earned second team All-American honors in the outfield and William and Mary outfielder Greg Sexton earned third team All-American honors. Both Sexton and Kulbacki were CAA CO-Players of the Year.

PAST ODU FIRST TEAM ALL AMERICAN SELECTIONS (Div. I) 2000 Tim Hummel SS (Collegiate Baseball, Baseball Weekly, Baseball America) 1990 George Sells LHP(Collegiate Baseball) 1986 Todd Azar OF (Baseball America) 1983 Terry Bell C (ABCA, The Sporting News) 1982 Mark Wasinger SS (ABCA, The Sporting News)

2007 TPX/LOUISVILLE SLUGGER COLLEGIATE BASEBALL ALL-AMERICANS Pitchers LHP David Price (Vanderbilt) 11-0 2.71 ERA RHP Bryan Henry (Florida State) 14-1 2.54 ERA RHP Jacob Thompson (Virginia) 11-0 1.35 ERA RHP Preston Gilmet (Arizona) 11-2 1.79 ERA RHP Adam Mills, (Charlotte), 13-2 1.06 ERA RHP Anthony Shawler(ODU) ,11-2 2.20 ERA Relief Casey Weathers (Vanderbilt) 11-2 2.64 ERA

Positions Players C Buster Posey (Florida State) .375 1b Brett Wallace (Arizona State) .446 2b Tony Thomas (Florida State). 442 3B Brandon Waring (Wofford) .405 SS Todd Frazier (Rutgers) .379 OF Dominic de la Osa(Vanderbilt) .386 OF Robbie Widlansky (Fla. Atlantic) .433 OF Kyle Russell (Texas) .341 DH Steven Hill (Stephen Austin) .385 UT Joe Savery (Rice ) .364

National Player of the Year: David Price (Vanderbilt) and Tony Thomas (Florida State)