Stubbs Earns Baseball America First Team All-America Honors|
June 11, 2015
LOS ANGELES - Senior catcher Garrett Stubbs was named a Baseball America First Team All-American on Thursday, becoming the first Trojan to earn such an honor since 2005.
The last Trojans to be a first team All-Americans were pitcher Ian Kennedy and catcher Jeff Clement. That same season, Clement won the Johnny Bench Award, given to the nation's top collegiate catcher. Stubbs (Del Mar, Calif./Torrey Pines HS) is currently one of three finalists for the prestigious award.
Stubbs, who was recently drafted by the Houston Astros in the eighth round, has racked up the postseason honors, as he was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, First Team All-Pac-12, was the catcher named to the Pac-12 All-Defensive team and earned ABCA/Rawlings First Team All-West Region. He finished the year throwing out 52.8 percent of would-be base stealers (28-of-53) and was second on the team with a .346 batting average. He drove in 25 runs as the team's No. 2 hitter in the lineup and started 59 of the Trojans' 60 games on the year. He also led the team with 20 stolen bases.
In the Trojans first NCAA Regional appearance since 2005, Stubbs was outstanding for the Trojans, catching all 38 innings over four games, including one 11 inning contest. He led the team with a .563 batting average (9-for-16) in the regional, with four runs scored, two doubles and three RBI. He was named the Lake Elsinore Regional MVP, along with being named to the All-Regional team.
Stubbs was also named a Second Team All-American by d1baseball.com.