KINGSTON, R.I. - Rhode Island first baseman Jeff Cammans (Jamestown, R.I.) has been named the 2012 NCBWA District I Player of the Year, announced today by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America. Cammans is one of just nine players from around the nation to earn the honor, and the first ever from the University of Rhode Island.
Cammans played for the Mountaineers in 2011, and is currently an assistant coach on John Russo's staff.
Previous NCBWA District Players of the Year have included Mark Teixeira (Georgia Tech), Mark Prior (USC), Khalil Greene (Clemson), Rickie Weeks (Southern), Jered Weaver (Long Beach State), Alex Gordon (Nebraska), Brad Lincoln (Houston), David Price (Vanderbilt), Buster Posey (Florida State), Stephen Strasburg (San Diego State) and Taylor Jungmann (Texas).
Cammans - who registered 19 multiple-hit and 16 multiple-RBI games this year - ended the regular season ranked seventh in the nation with an Atlantic 10 best 23 doubles. He also finished second in the league in RBI (58), fourth in hits (77) and seventh in stolen bases (20). In the field, he posted a .993 fielding percentage, committing just three errors on 402 chances.
A two-time All-Conference and All-New England selection, Cammans ended his collegiate career with a .313 average, 231 hits, 134 runs and 131 RBI. He also swiped 63 bags and collected 56 extra-base hits.
2012 NCBWA DIVISION I PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
District I: Jeff Cammans - 1B - Rhode Island
District includes teams from: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania