June 7, 2017
TUCSON, Ariz. – Georgia Tech baseball freshman shortstop Austin Wilhite was named to the Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division I Freshmen All-American Team, it was announced Wednesday.
Wilhite, who earned ACC All-Freshman Team honors this season, was at the top in a number of offensive categories for Georgia Tech this season despite hitting in the bottom half of the order. Wilhite was second on the team in hitting at .338 (67-for-198) on the year. He was also second on the team in on-base percentage (.410).
Playing in all 55 games, starting 54 at shortstop, the freshman from Buford, Ga. was third on the team in hits (67), doubles (14), triples (1), and runs scored (36). He was also fourth on the team in walks (23) and eighth on the team in total bases (86).
In his first year on The Flats, Wilhite was third on the team with 20 multi-hit games, which included a career-high four hit game in the win over No. 8 Virginia on May 18, and recorded six multi-RBI games, highlighted by a four RBI showing in the win over Belmont on Mar. 3. Wilhite also registered a season-high seven-game hitting streak and posted a season-best on-base streak of 11 straight games in 2017.