Gautreau Named NCBWA District VII Player Of The Year



June 1, 2001

NEW ORLEANS, La. - Conference USA Player of the Year Jake Gautreau was named the District VII Player of the Year, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association announced Thursday.

In addition, Gautreau, senior short stop Andy Cannizaro and freshman utility player Michael Aubrey received All-American honors Baseball Weekly.

Gautreau, a two time C-USA Player of the Year, leads the league in home runs (20) and RBI (88). He is currently hitting .355 with 20 doubles and owns a .664 slugging percentage. Twice this season he was named Conference USA Hitter of the Week and he received National Player of the Week honors from Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association on April 22. On Wednesday, he was named a first team All-American by Baseball Weekly.

The first player in Conference USA history to record 20 doubles and 20 home runs in the same season, Gautreau has 29 multiple hit games and 27 games with at least two RBI. He needs just two more RBI to tie the Tulane school record of 90, set by Jason Sparks in 1998.

Gautreau represents one of the most competitive districts, which includes the states of Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana.

For the first time in his Tulane career, Cannizaro was named a Second Team All-American by Baseball Weekly. He is hitting a team high .382 with 31 doubles and 46 stolen bases. This season, Cannizaro broke the Green Wave single season and career records for stolen bases and doubles.

Aubrey, the Conference USA Freshman of the Year, represented Tulane on the Baseball Weekly Freshman All-American Team. On the season Aubrey is hitting .360 with 13 home runs. On the mound he is 3-0 with 37 strikeouts. Aubrey has also been selected to try out for this summer?s U.S. National Team.

Tulane hosts LSU in the New Orleans Super Regional beginning Friday night at Zephyr Field. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.