Baseball's Uggla Honored With First Team All C-USA Selection
May 15, 2001
CHICAGO - Conference USA released its postseason baseball awards on Tuesday afternoon, and one Memphis player was selected for first team honors. Junior second baseman Daniel Uggla was selected as a first team member, the first to receive such an honor since Craig House was selected as a pitcher and designated hitter in 1999. This marks the second consecutive year that Memphis has had one player honored with a postseason award. Last year, outfielder Nate Sams was selected to the second team.
This season, Uggla has had an all-American caliber season, posting incredible numbers while taking out the single-season record for doubles (22) at Memphis. Presently Uggla has 26 and counting. He was named NCBWA National Hitter of the Week for the week of March 12th-19th, where during 21 at-bats he recorded four home runs (one grand slam), three doubles, one triple, 10 runs and 17 RBI while tying the school and conference record for RBI in a single game (9). He currently ranks first in C-USA in slugging percentage (.822) and total bases (162). He also ranks second in C-USA in home runs (18), on-base percentage (.516) and top five in batting (.396), runs scored (70), RBI (64) and walks (40).
Uggla led Memphis to a fifth place regular season finish, and the Tigers are looking to march deep into the FedEx C-USA Tournament, beginning Wednesday at Zephyr Field in Metairie, La. Memphis first rematches with Cincinnati, looking to avenge two regular season losses suffered this past weekend at Nat Buring. Game time is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday.