MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The accolades continue to roll in for Allegheny College baseball senior Joe Killian as he was named All-America Honorable Mention by D3baseball.com on Thursday morning.
Killian, a senior infielder from Springdale High School is the program's first All-American in 16 seasons. In 2000, Allegheny placed a pair of players on All-American teams as Brad Hensler (first) and Jeff Mountain (second) garnered the plaudits.
This is the third award over the past four days that Killian has received, having been selected to both theD3baseball.com and ABCA/Rawlings All-Mideast Region First Teams earlier in the week. Just 11 days ago, he became the first Gator since Jason Nypaver in 1996 to collect North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Player of the Year honors.
Killian closed his illustrious career in style, pacing the conference prior to NCAA Regionals in batting average (.438), slugging percentage (.701), total bases (101), and homeruns (6). His name is a constant in the Allegheny record books, owning top five slots for career doubles (52, 1st), hits (211, 2nd), at-bats (564, 3rd), runs scored (141, 5th), and runs batted in (145, 5th).
A four-time All-NCAC selection, Killian gained national recognition twice from D3baseball.com when he was selected to the publication's Team of the Week on Mar. 15 and May 3. He provided heroics with walk-off hits against Baldwin Wallace (Mar. 30) and Pitt-Greensburg (Apr. 14), with the latter coming on a round-tripper in a 12-12 deadlock to complete a two-homerun afternoon.