Carroll Named All-American
Courtesy: UCO Media Relations
Central Oklahoma's Tyler Carroll was named a first-team NCAA Division II All-American on the Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association All-America team that was released Monday.
Carroll, a senior from Norman, made the elite first-team squad at designated hitter in voting of head coaches from around the country. He was selected as a third-team All-America outfielder on the Daktronics team that was announced last week.
"Tyler had a great year for us and he was certainly deserving of being on the All-America team," UCO coach Wendell Simmons said. "He was a tremendous offensive weapon this season and could hurt a team in a lot of ways."
Carroll hit for both average and power in 2008 while also possessing great speed on the basepaths for 36-23 Bronchos. He batted .414 with 17 home runs, 16 doubles and 62 runs batted in while also stealing 24 bases and finished with an impressive .466 on-base percentage.
Carroll ranked third in the Lone Star Conference in stolen bases, fourth in homers and total bases (161) and fifth in batting average, slugging percentage (.725) and hits (92). He recorded 24 multiple-hit contests this year and his 92 hits ranks fifth on UCO's single-season list while he finished his two-year career fifth on the school's all-time home run list with 29.