IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa outfielder Keaton Anthony has been named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) First-Team Freshman All-America Team, the organization announced Monday.
It is the second freshman All-America nod for Anthony this season as he was also named to Collegiate Baseball’s Freshman All-America team last week. He is the only Big Ten player named first team and is one of three players from the league to be honored.
The Hoschton, Georgia, native earned the distinction after putting together an impressive redshirt freshman season, hitting .361 (73-of-202) with 22 doubles, 14 home runs, 55 RBIs and 46 runs scored. He hit safely in 44 games, reached safely in 50 contests and had a team-best 22 multi-hit games.
Anthony was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year — the second Hawkeye all-time to earn the distinction — second-team All-Big Ten and Big Ten All-Freshman team honors. During the regular season, he was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week a program and league-record six times.
Anthony finished the season ranking fourth in the Big Ten with 22 doubles – the second-most in a single season in program history – and was third in slugging (.678) and OPS (1.133) and sixth in batting average (.361). His 14 home runs were the most by a Hawkeye freshman since 1999.
The Hawkeyes finished the 2022 season with a 36-19 overall record with the 36 wins ranking eighth in program history. Iowa finished in a tie for second in the Big Ten regular season standings, advanced to the Big Ten Tournament semifinals and the team became the first team to win two games on the same day at the Big Ten Tournament.