McQuown picks up two All-America honors

Ben McQuown (photo by Bennett Scarborough)
Ben McQuown (photo by Bennett Scarborough)

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BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Campbell senior outfielder Ben McQuown became the third Camel to collect All-America accolades this season, picking up Second Team honors from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and a Third Team nod from Baseball America.

A 30th round selection (911th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in last week's MLB Draft, McQuown collected First Team All-Big South honors in 2013 after hitting .329 with 65 runs scored, 30 RBI and four home runs.

The senior leads the nation with 54 stolen bases, resetting the Campbell single-season record and ranking fifth in Big South history. McQuown also set the Campbell career stolen bases mark with 81 in just two seasons. Campbell set a team single-season record with 130 steals in 2013.

His 65 runs scored are the fifth most in school history, tying a school record with 59 games played.

McQuown posted 25 multi-hit and six multi-RBI games, gathering a 14-game hitting streak from March 22 to April 10. He also reached base in 24 consecutive games, and was named College Sports Madness' Big South Player of the Week twice (Feb. 25, March 12).

Teammates Ryan Thompson and Brent Graham were also named All-American by various outlets this season. Thompson picked up Second Team All-American honors from Louisville Slugger, while Graham was named Fourth Team All-American by College Sports Madness.

Michael Felton was named Second Team All-American by both the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) last season, becoming Campbell's first ever Division I baseball All-American.

The Camels finished 2013 49-10, winning the Big South's North Division Championship and runner-up in the league's championship game. A school record nine Camels were named All-Big South, including Thompson as the conference's Pitcher of the Year, and Greg Goff as the Coach of the Year.