---Matt Marksbury was named third team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association.

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - The postseason awards continue to roll in for Northern Kentucky University pitcher Matt Marksbury.

Marksbury has been named to the American Baseball Coaches Association NCAA Division II All-America third team, which was announced at the Division II World Series in Montgomery, Ala. Marksbury, who also earned Great Lakes Valley Conference and North Central Region Pitcher of the Year honors this spring, was one of two GLVC performers to earn All-America honors.

Southern Indiana's Darin Mastroianni, named to the All-America first team, joined Marksbury as GLVC players to earn the honor from the ABCA.

Marksbury finished 7-1 with a 2.15 earned run average this season. The 6-foot-2 right-hander made 12 starts and struck out 50 batters in 75 1/3 innings on the mound.

A senior and a graduate of Norwood High School, Marksbury also tossed three shutouts and five complete games while allowing just 18 earned runs. In GLVC play, he lowered his ERA to 1.88 and finished with a 6-1 record.

Marksbury finished his career tied for sixth place in Norse history with 21 victories. He also finished sixth in NKU history with 184 career strikeouts and No. 3 all-time in innings pitched with 269.

Marksbury is currently pitching for the Florence Freedom of the Frontier League.


American Baseball Coaches Association
All-America first team
First Base: Erik Lovett *, Mount Olive, Sr.
Second Base Darin Mastroianni*, Southern Indiana, Jr.
Third Base: Jeff Carroll*, CSU Los Angeles, Sr
Shortstop: Matt Bodenchuk, Mesa St., Jr.,
Infielder: Matt Cantele, UC San Diego. So.
Outfielder: Nicolas Boisvert*, Lynn Sr.
Outfielder: Josh Miller*, West Virginia St., Sr.
Outfielder: Craig Corrado, Tampa, Sr.
Outfielder: Jason Rust, Wilmington, Sr.
Catcher: Ben Barrone*, Winona State, Sr.,
Designated Hitter: Miguel Porchas. NM Highlands, Sr.
Starting Pitcher: Dylan Owen*, Francis Marion, Jr.,
Starting Pitcher: Brent Lysander*, Sonoma St., So.
Starting Pitcher: Patrick Colgan, St. Edward's, Jr.
Starting Pitcher: Justin Phillips*, Harding , Sr.
Relief Pitcher: Jameson Maj, Abilene Christian, Jr.

All-America second team
First Base: Clay Calfee, Angelo State, So.
Second Base: Steve Allred, Aneglo State, Jr.
Third Base: Jeremy Haworth, Ouachita Baptist, Sr.
Shortstop: Scott Bidroski, Wayne State College, Jr.
Infielder: Alex Castellanos, Belmont Abbey, Fr.,
Outfielder: Chance Beasley, Ouachita Baptist, Jr.
Outfielder: Matt Lawson, UC San Diego, Sr.
Outfielder: Matt Mindick, Nova Southeastern, So.
Outfielder: Mitch Walser, Upper Iowa, Sr.
Catcher: Breck Draper *, Central Oklahoma, Sr.
Designated Hitter: Chris Sheehan, South Carolina-Aiken, Sr.
Starting Pitcher: Jon Bjelland*, Minnesota State, Sr.
Starting Pitcher: Kevin Ferguson, Tampa, Jr.
Starting Pitcher: Mike McCardell*, Kutztown, Sr.
Starting Pitcher: Brett Armour, Mesa St., Sr.
Relief Pitcher: John Holt, Tampa, Jr.

All-America third team
First Base: Josh Paul, Central Missouri , Sr.
Second Base: Cody Lusero, Nebraska-Kearney, Sr.
Third Base: Stephen Nordan, Mount Olive, Sr.
Shortstop: Steve Condotta, Florida Tech, Sr.
Infielder: Renaud, Keith*, Franklin Pierce, Jr.
Outfielder: Carlos Rivera, Tusculum, Jr.
Outfielder: Dustin Jones, Wayne State, Sr.
Outfielder: David Lough, Mercyhurst, Jr.
Outfielder: Drew Caraway, Angelo State, Sr.
Outfielder: Justin Mills, Georgia College and State University, Sr.
Catcher: Reece Gorman, Metro State, Sr.
Designated Hitter: Drew Pare, West Chester, Jr.
Designated Hitter: Josh Benton, Wingate, Sr.
Starting Pitcher: Matt Marksbury*, Northern Kentucky, Sr.
Starting Pitcher: Eric Loh*, Bryant, Jr.
Starting Pitcher: Brett Durand, Delta State, Jr.
Starting Pitcher: Jarrett Coker , Columbus State, So.
Starting Pitcher: Bryan Oland, Sonoma St., Jr.
Relief Pitcher: Paige Dumont, Sonoma St, Sr.