June 22, 2012
OMAHA, Neb. -
Although he finished his Army baseball career nearly three weeks ago, the prestigious postseason awards continue to pile up for Zach Price, who was named a Lowe's Senior CLASS Award All-American on Friday.
Price, who has collected a plethora of honors for his impressive accomplishments both on and off the field this spring, was one of only 10 Division I baseball student-athletes from around the country to earn Lowe's Senior CLASS Award All-America plaudits. The scrappy second baseman, who was a finalist for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, was placed on the second team.
A first-team Academic All-American as selected by CoSIDA, Price was tabbed the Patriot League's Scholar-Athlete of the Year and earned a spot on the all-conference first team for the third time in his career. The Cantonment, Fla., native was also named the Most Valuable Player at the Patriot League Tournament after helping the Black Knights win the conference title.
Price, who graduated from West Point last month, led the Patriot League with 51 runs scored, ranked second in the conference with 70 base hits and 20 stolen bases, and finished fifth in the league with 84 total bases, 27 walks and a .424 on-base percentage. His 70 hits this season list tied for 10th on Army's single-season list, while his 50 runs scored stand sixth on the Black Knights' single-season ledger.
Price, who leaves the Academy as the Patriot League's career walks leader (125), finished his prolific career tied atop Army's all-time runs scored ledger (174). He also lists third in Academy history with 241 career base hits and fourth with 55 stolen bases.
A standout in the classroom, Price graduated with a 3.732 grade point average in systems engineering. A mainstay on the Dean's List throughout his four-year West Point career, he was named a Distinguished Cadet following each semester for maintaining a GPA of 3.67 or higher. Price was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army during commencement exercises at West Point last month. He will serve in the Field Artillery branch in Fort Carson, Colo.
A two-time Academic All-Patriot League pick, Price earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll following each of his four seasons at the Academy.
Lowe's Senior CLASS Award First-Team All-Americans
Phil Pohl, Catcher/First Base/Outfield, Clemson
James Ramsey, Outfield, Florida State
Michael Roth, Pitcher/First Base, South Carolina
Ross Stripling, Pitcher, Texas A&M
Preston Tucker, Infield/Outfield, Florida
Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Second-Team All-Americans
Todd Hornsby, Pitcher, Jacksonville State
David Lyon, Catcher, Kent State
Thomas McCarthy, Third Base, Kentucky
Austin Nola, Shortstop, LSU
Zach Price, INFIELD, ARMY
Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Winner: James Ramsey, Outfield, Florida State