THE FLATS – Redshirt freshman Kristian Campbell (Marietta, Ga./Walton HS) was lauded for his first year of action on The Flats, being named freshman all-America by Collegiate Baseball, it was announced Wednesday.
The Yellow Jackets’ second baseman most of the year – only missing for an early injury – Campbell showed off his incredible bat-to-ball talent as Tech’s leadoff hitter, hitting .376 for 65 hits, 16 doubles, one triple, four home runs and 24 RBI. Drawing 29 walks and 11 hit-by-pitches with just 16 strikeouts in 173 at-bats, he reached base at a .484 clip.
In conference play alone, Campbell hit a gaudy .388 with 45 hits, 10 doubles and two home runs, drawing 19 walks, five HBP and striking out just 13 times in 116 at-bats for a .493 on-base percentage.
In the ACC, the Marietta, Ga. native ranked as the second-toughest to strike out at 10.3 at-bats per strikeout, as well as fourth in on-base percentage, sixth in average, eighth in runs per game and hits per game, and ninth in doubles per game. He earned third-team all-ACC as well as ACC all-freshman honors from the league.
Campbell is the 40th freshman to earn the distinction in program history and the first since Kevin Parada in 2021. Since arriving in 1994, head coach Danny Hall has coached 28 freshman all-Americans.
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