Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Cozart Named All American

Oxford - Junior shortstop Zack Cozart was named a first team selection on the preseason All-America team selected by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association on Tuesday, the organization announced.Cozart returns to help lead Ole Miss as he finished the 2006 season second on the team in batting with a .338 average and helped lead the Rebels to the second-most wins in a single season a second-straight Super Regional.“We are very proud of Zack for receiving this honor,” said Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco. “It’s certainly something he deserves and has earned with his performance on the field. We could not be more proud of him.”The Collierville, Tenn., native earned First Team All-SEC honors last season as he helped lead Ole Miss to a 44-22 record and the 2006 Southeastern Conference Tournament Championship. He also played a pivotal role in the Rebels hosting a third-straight NCAA Regional and second consecutive NCAA Super Regional. The Rebels claimed the 2006 NCAA Regional before hosting Miami in the NCAA Super Regional.