IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa outfielder Keaton Anthony has been named a D1Baseball.com First-Team Freshman All-American, it was announced Friday by the collegiate baseball website.
It is Anthony’s third freshman All-America nod as he was also named to Collegiate Baseball’s and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Freshman All-America teams in June. He is the only Big Ten player named first team and is one of two 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 the Big Ten Freshman of the Year — the second Hawkeye all-time to earn the distinction — second-team All-Big Ten, second team ABCA/Rawlings All-Region and to the Big Ten All-Freshman team. 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 and his 22 doubles were the most by a freshman nationally.
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.