SAA Player of the Year Jacob Delk named All-American

SAA Player of the Year Jacob Delk named All-American

Courtesy of Berry Athletics

ATLANTA (May 23, 2018) — Berry baseball student-athlete Jacob Delk has been named to the All-America third team, becoming the first Viking in Berry's NCAA Division III era to earn All-America honors.

Delk, a senior catcher from Alpharetta, Ga., earned the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Player of the Year honor earlier this season after leading the Vikings to their first SAA Regular Season title. He set the single-season hits record with 68 on the year, finishing the season with a team-best .417 batting average. Delk also knocked in 58 runs, earning seven home runs with a .620 slugging percentage.

Also earning All-Region honors from the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings, Delk led the Vikings to a 29-13 record including a 15-4 mark in conference play. Berry's 29 wins were the most since 2014 and ties the most wins since Berry joined NCAA Division III. 

In addition to his on-field accomplishments, Delk was also selected as the Berry Athletics Male Student-Athlete of the Year during the department's awards banquet earlier this spring.

A total of 888 players were nominated for the 12th annual All-America team.

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