CLEMSON, S.C. — Arkansas’ Kirk McConnell earned honorable mention honors on the 2002 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Team.A native of Magnolia, Ark., McConnell is third on the Razorback squad with a .302 batting average and second with a .410 on-base percentage.
“Kirk has done a good job for us this season,” Arkansas head coach Norm DeBriyn said. “He has been one of our most consistent players all year. He is a tough out.”
McConnell has appeared in 57 games this season with 48 starts, primarily in left field. He is tied for the lead in the Southeastern Conference with seven triples and tied for ninth on the Arkansas single-season list for three-baggers.
In addition, McConnell was named to the NCAA Wichita Regional All-Tournament Team after hitting .429 with two runs batted in. McConnell’s .429 average in the regional was the eighth highest mark in the tournament.
The Razorbacks open play in the NCAA Super Regional Friday with a 6:15 p.m. (CT) game against No. 2 national seed Clemson on the Tigers home field at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.