University of Miami juniors George Iskenderian and David Thompson were among those players recognized with NCBWA All-America first-team honors, the organization announced Wednesday.
The honor was the first of Iskenderian's career and the second for Thompson, who was named a Louisville Slugger All-American by collegiate Baseball Newspaper in late May.
A native of Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Iskenderian became just the second Hurricane to ever capture the ACC’s batting title, finishing the regular season with a .391 batting average to rank No. 1 in the league. He also led the ACC in both total hits (81) and runs scored (61) in the regular season, and ranked third in steals (22) and on-base percentage (.482) over the same timeframe.
Iskenderian was selected in the seventh round of the 2015 MLB Draft by Milwaukee Tuesday.
A junior from Miami, Fla., Thompson earned first-team All-ACC accolades by the league’s coaches after a dominant season in the middle of Miami’s offense. The nation’s RBI leader (87) and tied for the national home run lead (19), Thompson was a critical member of a Miami offense that finished the regular season ranked first nationally in runs scored and runs per game.
Thompson was selected in the fourth round of the 2015 MLB Draft by New York Tuesday.