FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Junior Logan Forsythe was voted to the All-SEC First Team by the Southeastern Conference coaches it was announced on Tuesday morning by the league office in Birmingham, Ala.
Forsythe ended the 2008 regular season on Monday night by going 2-2 at the plate with a pair of walks, three runs scored and a RBI to improve his overall batting average to .352. In SEC play, the slick fielding third baseman hit .371 and led the team with seven home runs. He was on a tear in the second half of the conference season with multiple weekends where he hit .500 or better while also drawing a team high 28 walks. He ranked among the SEC’s top 10 players in five offensive categories (batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, walks and sacrifice flies). Forsythe tied with Vanderbilt third baseman Pedro Alvarez for first-team honors.
The award for Forsythe is his first all-conference selection as he becomes the 17th Razorback to earn an honor since Arkansas joined the league in 1992. Including Forsythe, the 17 Razorbacks have earned a total of 23 all-conference selections and his selection is the 13th first-team honoree in Arkansas history.
Bursting onto the national scene as a sophomore, Forsythe hit .347 in his second year with the Razorbacks and was selected to play for Team USA during the summer where he was a regular in the lineup, winning a silver medal in the Pan Am Games and a bronze in the World Port Tournament.
Arkansas must now wait to find out what its post-season plans will be with the release of the 64-team NCAA Tournament Field on Monday morning, May 26 at 11:30 a.m. The Razorbacks
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