Nov. 27, 2006
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University sophomore outfielder/pitcher Jared Prince has been named a 2007 Second-Team Preseason All-American by the National collegiate Baseball Writers of America (NCBWA), the writers association recently announced.
Prince, a native of Poulsbo, Wash., had arguably the finest freshman campaign in WSU history in 2006. He was named a third-team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), a first-team Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball newspaper and Baseball America, and was named to the All-Pacific-10 Conference first team. Additionally, Prince was one of 35 players invited to the USA Baseball National Team Trials this past summer.
Last season Prince became the first Cougar freshman to earn All-Pacific-10 Conference first team honors. He led the conference in hitting with a .401 average, which also ranked 24th in the nation among all Division I players, and on-base percentage (.492). Prince also ranked among the Top 10 in RBIs (58, 3rd), slugging (.618, 4th), hits (83, T-4th), runs scored (50, 9th) and total bases (128, 5th).
Washington State University finished the 2006 season with a 36-23 record, the most wins by a Cougar squad since posting a 37-25 record during the 1991 campaign. The Cougars open their 2007 season Feb. 16 when it begins a three-game series at Cal State Northridge.