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Baseball's Nick Campana Tabbed ABCA/Rawlings All-American

Posted 06/19/2018
Submitted by Sarah Boissonneault
Category: Accolades, Campus Announcements, In the News

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The honors continue to roll in for left fielder Nick Campana from the University of Hartford baseball team, as the recent graduate was named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings Division I All-America Second Team, the organization announced on Sunday.

With the honor, Campana is the second player in program history to receive All-American distinction from the ABCA, joining current Major League Baseball pitcher Sean Newcomb, who took home Second Team honors in 2014.

A native of Eastchester, N.Y., Campana put together one of the most decorated seasons in Hartford's Division I history in 2018. Shattering the program's single-season records in both total bases (127) and stolen bases (22), he recorded the second-most hits in a season after leading the America East with 80.

Campana shredded the diamond in his senior season, finishing atop the America East with a .385 batting average — a mark that currently ranks No. 21 in the nation — and second in both slugging percentage (.611) and on-base percentage (.467). He led the nation in batting average for a good chunk of the season in a stretch that was highlighted by a 20-game hit streak. During that team-best rally, which was the longest since David MacKinnon recorded 20-straight games with a hit in 2016, Campana posted a .520 average at the plate, belting out 39 hits in 75 at-bats.

In addition, Campana also finished as Hartford's leader in runs scored (49), home runs (10) and doubles (17), while his 39 RBI were the second-most on the team. Among Hartford's all-time leaders, he finished No. 5 in stolen bases (40) and No. 6 in hits (211).

This past season, Campana became the third Hawk in program history to earn conference Player of the Year honors, joining David MacKinnon (2016 America East Player of the Year) and Jeff Bagwell (1989 North Atlantic Conference Player of the Year). He also took home First Team All-Conference and ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division I All-Northeast Region First Team honors.

Campana and the Hawks are coming off a historic 2018 season that included the program's first-ever America East Regular-Season and Tournament Championships, and its first NCAA Tournament appearance.