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1997 ABCA/Rawlings NJCAA Div. I All-America Teams

1997 -ABCA/Rawlings All-America Teams
NJCAA Div. I All-America First Team
Pos. Player   School State
C Todd Bell   Columbia State TN
INF John Summers   Trinidad State CO
INF Ryan Pond   Ricks ID
INF Sam Turner   Jackson State TN
INF Chaz Eiguren   Seward County KS
DH Brian Justice   Walters State TN
OF Damione Merriman   Spartanburg Methodist SC
OF Bruce Sutton   Seminole State OK
OF Willie Eyre   Snow UT
P Aaron Akin   Cowley County KS
P Aaron Myette   Central Arizona AZ
P Craig Lewis   Wallace State AL
NJCAA Div. I All-America Second Team
Pos. Player   School State
C Jimmy Escalante   Hagerstown MD
INF Juan Medina   Indian Hills IA
INF Scott Cheek   Meridian MS
INF Justin Santonocito   Monroe NY
INF Justin Harris   Brevard NC
DH Brad Stephens   Wallace State AL
OF Pat Conway   Briarcliffe NY
OF Raffe Boria   Allegany MD
OF Eben Wells   Southern Union State AL
P Cedric Herbert   Grayson County TX
P Dusty Keppen   DeKalb GA
P Curt Kautsch   Galveston TX
NJCAA Div. I All-America Third Team
Pos. Player   School State
C Robby Hammock   DeKalb GA
INF Sandy Baretti   Fort Scott KS
INF Jeff Hedman   Dixie State UT
INF Adam Huddleston   Mississippi Gulf Coast MS
INF Mike Wilson   Northeastern Oklahoma A&M OK
DH Travis Hafner   Cowley County KS
OF Wade Bruton   Navarro TX
OF Lee Hodges   Mississippi Delta MS
OF Steve Foley   Galveston TX
P Travis Phelps   Crowder MO
P Randy Phillips   Olney Central IL
P Jamie Bennett   Volunteer State TN
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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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