Brecht Earns NCBWA Third-Team All-America Honors

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa sophomore RHP Brody Brecht was named a third-team All-American it was announced Wednesday by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

It is the third straight year a Hawkeye starting pitcher has earned All-America distinction (Adam Mazur and Trenton Wallace). Brecht is the 11th player to earn All-America honors under head coach Rick Heller and the 25th Hawkeye all-time.

Brecht earned third-team honors after going 5-2 with a 3.74 ERA in 16 starts. The right-hander posted four quality starts and fanned 109 batters over 77 innings. The Ankeny, Iowa native leads the nation in hits allowed per nine innings (4.32).

Brecht was named a freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game a year ago.

The Hawkeyes finished the 2023 season with a 44-16 overall record with the 44 wins tied for most in program history. Iowa finished third in the Big Ten regular season standings, advanced to the Big Ten Tournament finals and the team won two games at the Terre Haute Regional in Iowa’s first NCAA Regional appearance since 2017.