First Posted: 5/24/2012 12:54:27 AM | Last Updated: 5/24/2012 12:54:28 AM
University of Cincinnati sophomore outfielder Justin Glass (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll) was named an All-BIG EAST Conference First Team selection, the league announced Tuesday during its annual awards ceremony prior to the conference championship at Bright House Field.
Glass, a 2011 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America and second-team All-BIG EAST honoree, was one of six players to finish 2012 among the conference leaders in batting average and steals. The 6-foot-2 left-handed hitting slugger finished fourth in the league in batting with a .366 average, while his 15 stolen bases were tied for 11th.
His 83 hits are 13th all-time in the UC single-season record book, while his 21 doubles are tied for fourth. Nationally, his double and hit totals ranked 15th and 23rd, respectively, in all of NCAA Division I baseball.
Glass also finished in the BIG EAST top 10 in several other categories after tying for second in hits and doubles, third in at-bats (227), sixth in total bases (115), and 10th in both slugging (.507) and total plate appearances (255).
Glass is the 22nd player in UC history to earn All-BIG EAST accolades, and fifth first-team selection, since the Bearcats joined the league for the 2006 season.