June 5, 2013
TUCSON, Ariz. -
Jacob Page, who wrapped up a successful rookie campaign last weekend at the NCAA Charlottesville Regional, added another award to his resume on Wednesday as the first-year outfielder was named to the Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-America Team, as chosen by Collegiate Baseball magazine.
Page becomes just the 10th Black Knight to earn the prestigious honor, joining an impressive list that includes former Army greats Steve Reich (USMA '93), Nick Hill (USMA '07) and Clint Moore (USMA '11). At least one Army player has been honored with Freshmen All-America plaudits in four of the last six years, including Harold Earls' selection last season.
It marks the second postseason accolade for Page, who was selected to the All-Patriot League second team last month. The Wilson, N.C., native was the only freshman named to the all-conference unit.
Page led Army and ranked among the Patriot League leaders in slugging percentage (.447), triples (four), home runs (three) and total bases (80). He also listed third on the team in batting average (.307), doubles (eight), RBI (35), hits (55) and stolen bases (11).
His four triples this season rank tied for 10th on the Academy's single-season ledger. He is the first Army player to record four triples in a season since Moore accomplished the feat in 2010.
Page also excelled as the Black Knights' starting center fielder, committing just one error in 144 chances. He totaled four outfield assists and finished the season with a sparkling .993 fielding percentage.