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Nick Walker - All-C-USA
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Burney & Walker Named C-USA All-Conference

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: May 20, 2014
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NORFOLK, VA-- Old Dominion University freshman outfielder Nick Walker (Virginia Beach, VA.) and senior firstbaseman Josiah Burney (Gloucester, VA.) have been selected to the 2014 Conference USA All-Conference squad, as the league's baseball awards were announced on Tuesday in Hattiesburg, MS, site of the 2014 Conference USA Baseball Championships. Walker was named first team All-Conference and All-Rookie, while Burney was named to the second team All-Conference squad.

Walker leads the Monarchs in hitting at .329 with four homers, 24 RBI and a team best 42 runs scored. He ranks fifth in C-USA in slugging at .482, third in on base percentage at .420. Walker also ranks third in the league with 71 total hits, fourth in runs scored and third in stolen bases with 14. Walker enters the tournament with a 22-game

on base streak and recently had a 20-game hitting streak.

Burney is hitting .303 with a team best six homers and 41 RBI. Burney ranks third in C-USA in slugging at .526, fourth in on base percentage at .414, fifth in RBI and homers. Burney has 12 multiple RBI games and 14 multiple hit games. During the season, Burney had three homers and 10 RBI in the three-game series at LA Tech which earned him C-USA Player of the Week honors.

In his first season in the league, FIU junior catcher Aramis Garcia was named Conference USA Player of the Year while UAB senior RHP Chase Mallard became the first Blazer to earn C-USA Pitcher of the Year honors.

FIU RHP Chris Mourelle was named Freshman of the Year, while Rice junior C John Clay Reeves gained Newcomer of the Year recognition. UAB head coach Brian Shoop was named the Keith LeClair Coach of the Year, while his aide, Josh Hopper became the inaugural winner of the Assistant Coach of the Year award.

FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE

IF Skyler Ewing, Jr., Rice

IF Shane Hoelscher, Sr., Rice

IF Zach Houchins, Sr., East Carolina

IF Trent Miller, Sr., Middle Tennessee

OF Jared Allen, Jr., Middle Tennessee

OF Michael Aquino, Sr., Rice

OF Nick Walker, Fr., Old Dominion

C Aramis Garcia, Jr., FIU

DH/UT Drew Reynolds, Sr., East Carolina

SP Zac Curtis, Sr., Middle Tennessee

SP Mike Franco, Sr., FIU

SP Blake Fox, So., Rice

SP Chase Mallard, Sr., UAB

RP Ryan Williams, Sr., East Carolina

SECOND TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE

IF Josiah Burney, Sr., Old Dominion

IF Stephen Kerr, Fr., Florida Atlantic

IF RJ Perucki, Sr., UTSA

IF Mike Warren, Sr., UTSA

OF Chase Davis, Jr., UAB

OF Brendon Sanger, So., Florida Atlantic

OF John Welborn, Sr., UTSA

C John Clay Reeves, Jr., Rice

DH/UT Matt Durst, Jr., Southern Miss

SP Conor Fisk, Sr., Southern Miss

SP Alex Luna, Jr., UAB

SP Brock Hartson, So., UTSA

SP Chris Mourelle, Fr., FIU

RP Bradley Roney, Jr., Southern Miss


ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

1B Bryce Harman, East Carolina

2B Stephen Kerr, Florida Atlantic

2B T.J. Nichting, Charlotte

2B CJ Pickering, UTSA

2B Charlie Yorgen, East Carolina

3B Hunter Hope, Tulane

OF Corey Bird, Marshall

OF Dylan Burdeaux, Southern Miss

OF Nick Walker, Old Dominion

RHP Chris Mourelle, FIU

RHP Jon Duplantier, Rice

LHP Thomas Lowery, UAB

2014 CONFERENCE USA BASEBALL AWARDS

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Aramis Garcia, Jr., C, FIU

PITCHER OF THE YEAR
Chase Mallard, Sr., RHP, UAB

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Chris Mourelle, Fr., RHP, FIU

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
John Clay Reeves, Jr., C, Rice

KEITH LECLAIR COACH OF THE YEAR
Brian Shoop, UAB

ASSISTANT COACH OF THE YEAR
Josh Hopper, UAB

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