Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Brandon Bowser Named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Second Team

NEW ORLEANS University of New Orleans junior outfielder Brandon Bowser earned recognition Thursday by being named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI second team in a vote of sports information representatives from the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Bowser, a native of Roaring Spring, Pa., holds a 3.76 in mechanical engineering at UNO and made the President’s List in his first two semesters at UNO last season. Bowser, as well as the rest of his Privateer baseball teammates, spent the fall at New Mexico State in Las Cruces, N.M.

On the field, Bowser is hitting. 322 with two home runs and 31 runs batted in 46 games played (44 starts), to go along with a team-best 15 doubles, a triple and 25 stolen bases. Last season, Bowser was the Louisiana Newcomer of the Year as well as earning second team All-Sun Belt honors. The centerfielder for the Privateers was a preseason all-league pick this season.

Here is a list of the first and second team winners:

FIRST TEAM: pitchers Edward Degerman, Rice; Brooks Dunn, Mississippi State; catcher Zach Dillon, Baylor; infielders Ryan Rohlinger, Oklahoma; Marc Maddox, Southern Miss; Jason Long, New Mexico State; Mark Hamilton, Tulane; Ian Hollick, New Mexico; outfielders Drew Stubbs, Texas; Aaron Ivey, Oklahoma, Jacob Stover, UALR; Utility/DH Chris Carlson, New Mexico.

SECOND TEAM: pitchers Craig Crow, Rice; Trey Holloway and Charley Boyce, Arkansas; catcher Brian Walker, Arkansas; infielders Brian Friday, and Joe Savery, Rice; Trey Sutton, Southern Miss; outfielders Bowser, UNO; Drew Holder, Dallas Baptist; Tyler Henley, Rice; Michael McKennon, Texas-San Antonio; Utility/DH Jeff Mandel, Baylor.

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