Jan. 28, 2013
RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech's Ryan Gebhardt was named preseason first team all-Western Athletic Conference, while senior Austin Hedges received second team honors by CollegeSportsMadness.com on Monday.
Gebhardt, a junior from Monroe, led the Bulldogs last season with a .341 batting average, 76 hits and 44 runs scored. He started and played every inning of every game in 2012. Gebhardt also posted team-highs in doubles (14), sacrifice bunts (11), plate appearances (264) and at bats (223) as he was named first-team All-WAC for the second consecutive season. Gebhardt also earned first team honors from CollegeSportsMadness.com in 2012.
Hedges, a senior from Shreveport, started 53 games at second base for LA Tech in 2012, while hitting .296 with 26 runs batted in, 56 hits and 27 runs scored. He was third on the team in batting average and posted a .409 on base percentage during his junior campaign. Hedges also led the Bulldogs in stolen bases last season with eight.
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P - Adam Mott, New Mexico State
P - Jeff McKenzie, CSU Bakersfield
P - Dallas Chadwick, Sacramento State
IF - Andrew Ayers, Sacramento State
IF - Parker Hipp, New Mexico State
IF - Ryan Gebhardt, Louisiana Tech
IF - Cael Brockmeyer, CSU Bakersfield
IF - Ryan Walker, UT Arlington
OF - Boomer Collins, Dallas Baptist
OF - Justin Higley, Sacramento State
OF - Kevin Younger, CSU Bakersfield
UTIL - Rhys Hoskins, Sacramento State
P - Cy Sneed, Dallas Baptist
P - Michael Smith, Dallas Baptist
P - Taylor Aikenhead, CSU Bakersfield
IF - Clay Cederquist, Sacramento State
IF - Tanner Rust, New Mexico State
IF - Duncan McAlpine, Dallas Baptist
IF - Austin Hedges, Louisiana Tech
IF - Oscar Sanay, CSU Bakersfield
OF - Kyle Phillips, New Mexico State
OF - Ronnie Mitchell, Dallas Baptist
OF - Nick Schultz, San Jose State
UTIL - David Del Grande, Sacramento State
Field Player of the Year - Boomer Collins, Dallas Baptist
Pitcher of the Year - Jeff McKenzie, CSU Bakersfield
Freshman of the Year - Scott Blumer, Sacramento State
Coach of the Year - Dan Heefner, Dallas Baptist