Hansen Gets All-American Honors
by KDLT Sports
May 31, 2012 4:39 PM
- Augustana pitcher Derek Hansen
on Wednesday was named to the Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association All-America third team.
Hansen, a junior right-hander from Fergus Falls, Minn., was the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Pitcher of the Year and an all-conference first-team selection at both pitcher and first base. The right-hander went 7-4 with a 1.60 earned-run average this season, striking out a school-record 103 batters in just 67.2 innings. Opponents were limited to a .181 batting average, and he allowed just one home run all year.
Hansen was the NSIC Pitcher of the Week on April 9 and 24. The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association named him its Central Region Pitcher of the Week on April 10 and 24.
Other postseason honors in 2012 include nods for NCBWA All-Central Region first team, NCBWA Central Region Pitcher of the Year, NCBWA All-America second team (pitcher) and honorable mention (utility), Daktronics All-Central Region first team, Daktronics All-America third team, Rawlings/ABCA All-Central Region first team and Rawlings/ABCA Central Region Pitcher of the Year.
Augustana compiled its third-straight 30-win season in 2012, finishing 32-21. The Vikings tied for fourth in the NSIC with a conference mark of 22-12.