KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the 2009 NAIA Baseball All-Americans and two Trojans made the list. Tim Dunn was selected to the NAIA First Team and Chris Lowe was named NAIA Honorable Mention. The teams are selected by the NAIA-Baseball Coaches Association (BCA) All-America Selection Committee. Dunn is the sixth (Eric Lavoie, Brad Stuart, Roger Brown, Brad Coon, Eric Van Slyke) Trojan to be named NAIA First Team All-American and the first since former Trojan hurler Eric Van Slyke was selected first team in 2006.
Dunn, the TranSouth
Player of the Year, posted a 1.81 ERA with a 12-0 record. He had six complete
games and one shutout. Dunn is ranked in the top 10 of six NAIA pitching
statistics. He ended the regular season with the most wins (12) and was number
seven in runs allowed per game (1.31). Eighth in hits allowed per nine (5.91)
and earned run average (1.83). He was ninth in opponent's batting average
(.191) and tenth in earned runs allowed per game (1.12). He was a Junior
College All-American last year at Logan
Lowe, a senior outfielder, hit .387 on the season with 52 runs scored, 12 doubles, six triples, four home runs, and 57 RBI. He was successful on 23-of-28 stolen base attempts.
Trevecca's Coach Jonathan Burton knew Dunn had a chance at first team honors with his perfect mark in TranSouth play, "For Tim to receive this kind of national recognition is very satisfying and deserving of the year he had for us. Anyone that goes through the TranSouth conference undefeated is as deserving as anyone in the country. We have a great league and it really says a lot about the demeanor and character that Tim displayed throughout the year when he was on the mound."
"I am so proud of the way he carries himself on and off the field. This award in some ways is more than just individual accomplishments for him. We have had a great tradition of getting excellent pitchers that represent themselves in a manner that is team first, and Tim is no different. He would be the first to say that he had a great team behind him and he is proud to represent Trevecca on a national level. We just hope we have him and his leadership for one more year."
The All-America Teams consist of 17 members on the First Team, 17 on the Second Team and an Honorable Mention Team, which is limited to 34 players. The HM Team is not position-specific.