ATLANTA (May 17) – Georgia Tech third baseman Mark Teixeira, who has a chance to win the Atlantic Coast Conference triple crown this season, was named a first-team all-America Wednesday, May 17, by USA Today Baseball Weekly.
The weekly baseball publication is one of four organizations who name college all-America teams.
As the third-ranked Yellow Jackets headed into ACC Tournament play Wednesday, Teixeira led the conference in batting average (.428), home runs (15), runs batted in (67), runs scored (96), slugging percentage (.776) and on-base percentage (.551).
The junior from Severna Park, Md., has been named ACC player of the week three times this season, and was tabbed to the GTE/CoSIDA Academic all-District III team. He is one of the 12 semi-finalists for the Rotary Smith Award, one of the nation’s college player of the year honors.
Teixeira has a 19-game hitting streak to his credit this season and has broken the Tech record for runs scored in a season.