Jung, Conley Decide up NCBWA All-America Honors

LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech baseball’s Jace Jung and Cal Conley have been named All-Americans by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA), it was announced Wednesday.
 
Jung was placed on the first team, while Conley received a third team nod. Tech’s two selections were tied for the most in the Big 12.
 
This is the second All-America honors for both players following the 2021 campaign as both earned a spot on Collegiate Baseball Newspaper’s All-America teams earlier this month.
 
The NCBWA has showered Tech with accolades over the last week with Jung and Conley both earning Freshman All-America honors and placement on the District 7 First Team. Jung was also chosen as the National Freshman Hitter of the Year and the District 7 Co-Player of the Year.   
 
The Big 12 Player of the Year, Jung was a unanimous All-Big 12 First Team selection after hitting .337 on the year while leading the conference with 21 home runs, 67 RBI and a .697 slugging percentage. The freshman second baseman is a Golden Spikes Award semifinalist and a Dick Howser Trophy finalist.
 
The Brooks Wallace Award winner for the nation’s top shortstop, Conley enjoyed a terrific season where he hit .329 with 15 home runs, 13 doubles and 55 RBI on his way to All-Big 12 First Team honors.
 
The 2021 All-America team announcement precedes the presentation of the 34th Dick Howser Trophy presented by The Game Headwear. The winner will be announced on Friday, June 18.
 
NCBWA membership includes writers, broadcasters and publicists. Designed to promote and publicize college baseball, it is the sport’s only college media-related organization, founded in 1962.
 
The Red Raiders finished the season at 39-17 overall, advancing to the NCAA Super Regional round for a third-consecutive season and fifth time overall under head coach Tim Tadlock.  
 

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