May 28, 2002

WALTON NAMED NCAA II ALL-AMERICAN

Norse senior first baseman earns second team All-America honors

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Northern Kentucky University senior first baseman Steve Walton has been named second team NCAA Division II All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association.

Walton, a graduate of Rising Sun (Ind.) High School, set an NKU single-season record with 72 runs batted in this spring. He also batted .347 with nine home runs, 18 doubles and one triple.

Walton finished with a .559 slugging percentage and scored 39 runs this season as NKU won its first-ever Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament championship. The Norse finished with a 37-24 record and advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament for the first time since 1990.

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