Quackenbush Earns Another National Honor

August 01, 2011

TAMPA - Former University of South Florida pitcher Kevin Quackenbush has been named to the 2011 CollegeBaseballInsider.com All-America Team.

The Bulls' closer was one of five BIG EAST players honored by CollegeBaseballInsider.com, along with Joe Panik of St. John's and a trio of Connecticut Huskies in George Springer, Matt Barnes and Kevin Vance.

Quackenbush, an honorable mention selection, was also a second team honoree on the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-America Team and was named second-team All-BIG EAST.

Quackenbush was selected in the eighth round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres with the 263rd overall pick.

The highest USF draft pick since 2006, Quackenbush (1-2) was nothing short of dominant in 2011 as the Bulls closer. In 13 opportunities, he recorded a BIG EAST-best 12 saves with a USF-reliever record 0.80 earned run average. He struck out 46 batters in just 33.2 innings of work.

He allowed 14 hits on the season, with opponents hitting .126 off of him, only allowing three extra-base hits. He leaves USF sixth all-time with 22 career saves.

The complete 2011 CollegeBaseballInsider.com All-America Team is listed below.

First Team
C Jake Lowery, James Madison
1B C.J. Cron, Utah
2B Tommy La Stella, Coastal Carolina
SS Joe Panik, St. John's
3B Matt Leeds, College of Charleston
OF Mikie Mahtook, LSU
OF Tyler Naquin, Texas A&M
OF George Springer, Connecticut
DH Victor Roache, Georgia Southern
UTIL Danny Hultzen, Virginia
SP Trevor Bauer, UCLA
SP Sam Gaviglio, Oregon State
SP Sean Gilmartin, Florida State
SP Greg Gonzalez, Fresno State
SP Taylor Jungmann, Texas
SP Michael Roth, South Carolina
RP Branden Kline, Virginia
RP Corey Knebel, Texas
RP Matt Price, South Carolina
Second Team
C Mike Zunino, Florida
1B Adam Brett Walker, Jacksonville
2B Ross Heffley, Western Carolina
SS David Herbek, James Madison
3B Jacob Tanis, Mercer
OF Daniel Aldrich, College of Charleston
OF Jason Krizan, Dallas Baptist
OF Bryson Myles, Stephen F. Austin
DH Anthony Rendon, Rice
UTIL Nick Ramirez, Cal State Fullerton
UTIL Bo Reeder, ETSU
SP Matt Barnes, Connecticut
SP Jonas Dufek, Creighton
SP Sonny Gray, Vanderbilt
SP Tyler Ray, Troy
SP Will Roberts, Virginia
SP Nick Tropeano, Stony Brook
RP James Allen, Kansas State
RP Michael Schum, Wright State
RP John Taylor, South Carolina
Honorable Mention
C A.J. Miller, Lafayette
C Chris O'Brien, Wichita State
C Nick Rickles, Stetson
1B Jeff Holm, Michigan State
1B Zach Johnson, Oklahoma State
1B Christian Walker, South Carolina
1B Aaron Westlake, Vanderbilt
1B Brad Zebedis, Presbyterian
2B Scott Davis, Delaware State
2B Dan Paolini, Siena
2B Tony Renda, California
2B Ryan Terry, Monmouth
2B Kolten Wong, Hawaii
SS Adam Bryant, Troy
SS Bo Cuthbertson, Southern Utah
SS Brad Miller, Clemson
SS Chad Zurcher, Memphis
3B Jason Esposito, Vanderbilt
3B Tyler Hannah, Troy
3B Colin Moran, North Carolina
3B Trenton Moses, Southeast Missouri
OF Trever Adams, Creighton
OF Chris Benson, Utah Valley
OF Joey DeMichele, Arizona State
OF Matt Holland, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
OF James Ramsey, Florida State
OF Dusty Robinson, Fresno State
OF Preston Tucker, Florida
DH Frazier Hall, Southern
DH D.J. Hicks, UCF
DH Trey Rallis, Yale
DH Effrey Valdez, NYIT
UTIL Cody Fick, Evansville
UTIL Marco Gonzales, Gonzaga
UTIL Tyler Pill, Cal State Fullerton
SP Andrew Chafin, Kent State
SP Grayson Garvin, Vanderbilt
SP Kyle Hallock, Kent State
SP Patrick Johnson, North Carolina
SP Mike McCarthy, Cal State Bakersfield
SP Tanner Peters, UNLV
SP Mark Pope, Georgia Tech
SP Noe Ramirez, Cal State Fullerton
SP Hudson Randall, Florida
SP Michael Rocha, Oklahoma
SP Kurt Schluter, Stetson
SP Andrew Smith, Charlotte
SP Carson Smith, Texas State
SP Ross Stripling, Texas A&M
SP Matt Summers, UC Irvine
SP Tyler Wilson, Virginia
SP Kyle Winkler, TCU
RP Lenny Linsky, Hawaii
RP Cody Martin, Gonzaga
RP Kyle McMillen, Kent State
RP John Neely, Texas Tech
RP Kevin Quackenbush, USF
RP Kevin Vance, Connecticut

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