HOUSTON - Arkansas junior third baseman Matt Reynolds was named a third team All-American as announced on Thursday by Collegiate Baseball.
With his selection, Reynolds becomes the 20th player in school history to earn All-America accolades and the first since Zack Cox and Brett Eibner were named All-Americans following the 2010 season.
A native of Tulsa, Okla., Reynolds has been the top offensive performer for Arkansas this season. In 57 games, including 56 starts, Reynolds is hitting a team-best .340 with seven homers and 41 RBI. A first team All-SEC selection, Reynolds also leads the team in runs (44), doubles (18), total bases (107), slugging percentage (.535), walks (37) and on-base percentage (.451). Reynolds has stolen 12 bases, which is the second-highest total on the team. He has 18 multi-hit games and a team-leading 12 multi-RBI games. Reynolds has also excelled defensively this year. An All-SEC Defensive Team selection, Reynolds has committed nine errors at the hot corner and posted a .948 fielding percentage.
For his career, Reynolds has played in 140 games, including 131 starts, and is hitting .279 with 11 home runs and 68 RBI. He has a career OPS of .813 with a .423 slugging percentage and a .390 on-base percentage.
The Arkansas baseball team, a two seed in the Houston Regional, begins play in the 2012 NCAA Tournament on Friday at 1 p.m. as it faces No. 3 seed Sam Houston State in the first round at Reckling Park. Host school and No. 1 seed Rice and No. 4 seed Prairie View A&M will meet in the other first round game on Friday at 6 p.m.
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