STARKVILLE, MS (WMC) - Mississippi State first baseman Brent Rooker keeps raking in the hardware.
Rooker was named a First Team All-American by Baseball America on Thursday.
Rooker has already earned National Player of the Year and First Team All-American honors by Collegiate baseball, in addition to being named Southeastern Conference Player of the Year (first Bulldog to ever win that award) and First Team All-SEC honors.
Rooker owns a .395 batting average to go with 23 home runs, a school-record 30 doubles, and 82 RBIs—one of the best seasons in Mississippi State history.
His list of 2017 accomplishments include:
- SEC Player of the Year
- Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Year
- Baseball America First Team All-American
- Collegiate Baseball First Team All-American
- First Team All-SEC
- Ferriss Trophy Winner (Best amateur baseball player in the state of Mississippi)
- Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist
- Dick Howser Trophy Semifinalist
- SEC Player of the Week - Feb. 27, April 3 & April 10
- NCBWA National Hitter of the Week - Feb. 28 & April 11
- NCBWA Player of the Month (March)
- National Player of the Week - Feb. 27 & April 10 (Collegiate Baseball)
- Perfect Game/Rawlings Player of the Week - April 11
Rooker and his Bulldogs will take on LSU in the Baton Rouge Super Regional this weekend. They'll open with an 8 p.m. tilt on Saturday on ESPN2.