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Parada Earns Second All-America Honor

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DALLAS – Georgia Tech standout catcher Kevin Parada (Pasadena, Calif./Loyola) continues to be lauded as one of the best players in college baseball, being named a first-team All-American, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Associated announced on Friday. It is his second first-team All-America honor.

Parada joins five players from the Atlantic Coast Conference on the NCBWA’s first team. He becomes the first Yellow Jacket to earn multiple first team All-America honors since 2018 (Joey Bart) and is the 10th multi-first-teamer under head coach Danny Hall.

A 2022 Collegiate Baseball first-team All-American already, Parada had an excellent sophomore campaign in which he was named first-team all-ACC and all-Region, a finalist for the Buster Posey Award, Golden Spikes Award and Dick Howser Trophy, and earned National Player of the Week honors three times.

The Pasadena, Calif. native ranked among the nation’s best all year, finishing the regular season ranking sixth with a school-record 26 home runs, second in total bases (174), third in RBI (85), fifth in runs (74) and 35th in hits (85). In the Atlantic Coast Conference, Parada led in runs and RBI, ranked third in home runs, fourth in hits and was the fourth-toughest hitter to strikeout in the league.

Parada started all 60 of Georgia Tech’s games this season, playing an impressive 55 of them behind the dish, where he posted a .992 fielding percentage and threw out 12 would-be base thieves.

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