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1996 ABCA/Rawlings NAIA All-America Teams

1996-ABCA/Rawlings All-America Teams
NAIA All-America First Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Josh Robertson JR Friends KS
C Calvin Tanton SO Briar Cliff LA
1B Chris Shuffield JR Lubbock Christian TX
2B Ed Gillis SR Oklahoma City OK
3B Art Baeza SR Lewis Clark State ID
SS Ryan Anderson SR Dallas Baptist TX
INF Jason Kinchen JR Brewton Parker GA
DH Jim Cannon JR Illinois Tech IL
OF Johnny Goodrich SR Embry Riddle FL
OF Scott Harp JR Dallas Baptist TX
OF Bernard Hutchison SR Montevallo AL
OF Marcus McCain JR Lubbock Christian TX
P Aaron Carter JR St. Mary's TX
P Kevin Hite SR Cumberland TN
P Frankie Thompson SR Embry Riddle FL
NAIA All-America Second Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Steve Green SR Cumberland TN
C Jared Mathis JR Embry Riddle FL
1B Derek Thompson JR East Texas Baptist TX
2B Monte Marshall SR Birmingham-South AL
3B Brian Highsmith JR Thomas GA
SS Clay Marley JR Freed-Hardeman TN
INF Joe Espada JR Mobile AL
DH Josh Trout SR Oklahoma Baptist OK
OF Karl Chatman JR Dallas Baptist TX
OF Sal Gomez JR Oklahoma Baptist OK
OF Tony Kurtz SR Lynn FL
OF Joe Snyder JR Montreat NC
P Jason Simontacchi SR Albertson ID
P Ryan Thomas SR Houston Baptist TX
P Shane Wooten JR Birmingham-South AL
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About the ABCA
The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 15,000 members represent all 50 states and 41 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include nine divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School, Youth and Travel Baseball.
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