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Jed Morris was a first-team All-American in 2002.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

First-Team All-Americans

By NU Athletic Communications

Bob Cerv
1950 - American Baseball Coaches Association
A four-year starter from 1947 to 1950, Bob Cerv led NU to a pair of Big Seven titles in his Husker career. The Weston, Neb., native earned first-team All-America honors from the ABCA in 1950 after batting .444 - an average that still ranks fifth on NU single-season charts - with nine homers and 36 RBIs. He displayed tremendous power, leading the nation with an .878 slugging percentage in 1950, helping the Huskers to a Big Seven Conference title and an NCAA appearance.

Don Brown
1955 - American Baseball Coaches Association
Don Brown became the second Husker to receive first-team All-America honors (ABCA), leading the Huskers to a 12-8 record and a second-place finish in the Big Seven Conference standings. A two-year letterwinner who led the Huskers in hitting both seasons, the Omaha, Neb., native batted .446 as a senior, leading NU in RBIs (19), hits (37) and total bases (58). His .446 average did not qualify on Husker single-season charts because he had only 83 at-bats in 1956. For his efforts, he was a two-time team MVP.

Gene Stohs
1972 - The Sporting News
One of the finest players in Nebraska history, Gene Stohs capped his career by earning first-team All-America honors from The Sporting News in 1972. A four-year letter winner and an All-Big Eight selection, he batted .369, while leading the Huskers in hits (39), runs scored (22), doubles (7) and stolen bases (12). Stohs struck out just three times in 106 at-bats. Stohs also holds the distinction of being the only two-time GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-American in school history, earning second-team honors in 1970 and 1972.

Steve Stanicek
First Baseman
1982 - Baseball America
Steve Stanicek had one of the finest seasons in school history in 1982 en route to first-team All-America honors from Baseball America. He hit .449 with 20 home runs and 70 RBIs, while setting a school record with his .930 slugging percentage. His .569 on-base percentage as a junior was the second best in school history, while he also ranks in the top five in doubles, triples and homers despite playing only three seasons for Nebraska. The Park Forest, Ill., native became the first Husker ever drafted in the first round of the MLB draft, as the No. 11 player selected by the San Francisco Giants.

Paul Meyers
1986 - The Sporting News
Paul Meyers capped a stellar Husker career by earning All-America honors from The Sporting News in 1986. As a senior, he batted .347 with 85 hits, 20 doubles and 66 RBIs. He finished the season with a .629 slugging percentage and tied a school record with 10 RBIs against Missouri Western. A career .350 hitter, Meyers? productive career etched his name in the NU record books, as he ranks first with 209 RBIs, second with 250 hits and is in the top five in both homers and total bases. He was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the fourth round of the 1986 MLB Draft.

Troy Brohawn
1993 - Collegiate Baseball
Troy Brohawn enjoyed the finest season ever by a Husker pitcher en route to first-team All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball. The southpaw from Woolford, Md., went 13-0 with a 3.16 ERA, striking out a then-school record 123 batters in 111.1 innings. He tossed nine complete games and struck out 10 or more hitters in six outings. The second Husker to ever earn first-team All-Big Eight honors at two positions, Brohawn batted .329 with three homers and 34 RBIs while playing first base. He was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the fourth round of the 1994 MLB Draft.

Marc Sagmoen
1993 - Collegiate Baseball U.S. Baseball Assoc. NCBWA & ABCA
Marc Sagmoen etched his name in the record books at NU, capping his career with first-team All-American accolades in 1993 from Collegiate Baseball, USBA, NCBWA and the ABCA. He set the NU career mark with a .451 average during his two seasons, breaking the old mark by over 80 points. As a senior, he hit .454 with 18 homers and 79 RBIs, as he ranked fifth nationally in hitting and fourth in slugging percentage (.859). He was a 10th-round selection by the Texas Rangers in the 1994 MLB Draft.

Darin Erstad
1995 - Collegiate Baseball, Baseball America, NCBWA & ABCA
Darin Erstad enjoyed a stellar 1995 season on his way to consensus first-team All-America honors. He hit .410 with 19 homers and 79 RBI, while setting single-season records in extra-base hits (46) and total bases (194). One of the best hitters in school history, Erstad finished his three-year career as a top-five performer in eight categories and is NU's all-time hits leader with 261. The first overall pick in the 1995 MLB Draft by the Anaheim Angels, Erstad has played in the majors for five seasons and is a two-time AL All-Star.

Ken Harvey
First Baseman
1999 - Collegiate Baseball, Baseball America, Baseball Weekly, NCBWA & ABCA
First baseman Ken Harvey earned consensus first-team All-America honors in 1999, leading the Huskers to a Big 12 Tournament title and NCAA appearance. He led the nation with a .478 average, while hitting 23 homers and driving in 86 runs. Although he made his name on offense, Harvey was the Easton Redline Defensive Player of the Year after committing two errors in 1999. A career .426 hitter, He was selected in the fifth round of the 1999 MLB Draft by the Kansas City Royals.

Shane Komine
2000 - Baseball Weekly, Collegiate Baseball, The Sporting News, NCBWA & ABCA
2001 - Collegiate Baseball
A first-team All-American in 2000 and 2001, Komine posted records of 11-4 as a sophomore and 14-2 last season, helping NU to back-to-back 50-win seasons. A two-time Big 12 Pitcher of the Year, Komine struck out a school-record 159 batters in 2000. The only two-time All-American in Husker history, he already holds school records for wins (31), strikeouts (395) and innings pitched (334.1), compiling a 31-7 career mark at Nebraska.

Dan Johnson
First Baseman
2001 - Baseball Weekly, NCBWA & The Sporting News
One of the most prolific sluggers in school annals, Dan Johnson earned consensus first-team All-America honors in 2001, leading the Huskers to a Big 12 title and a CWS appearance. As a senior, Johnson batted .361 and led the Big 12 in homers (25) and RBIs (86), totals that ranked in the top five nationally. The Howser Award finalist also led the Big 12 in runs scored (77), walks (63), on-base percentage (.507) and slugging percentage (.762) in 2001. A seventh-round selection by Oakland in 2001, Johnson?s 46 homers rank second at Nebraska.

John Cole
Outfielder/Second Baseman
2001 - ABCA & Baseball America
John Cole helped NU to three straight NCAA tournaments and the Big 12 title in 2001. The 5-11, 185-pounder batted .418 with 11 homers, 61 RBIs and 28 steals in 2001. Only the fifth player at Nebraska to record 100 hits in a year, he finished his career with a .380 average, the sixth-best total in school history, and was in the top-10 in hits (222, sixth) and steals (59, ninth). A fifth-round selection by the Seattle Mariners in 2001, Cole was a first-team Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-American, becoming the first baseball player at NU to capture All-America and academic All-America honors in the same year.

Matt Hopper
Designated Hitter
2001 - The Sporting News
Matt Hopper capped an amazing sophomore campaign by earning first-team All-America honors from The Sporting News in 2001. The 6-4, 215-pound designated hitter batted .358 with 12 homers and 85 RBIs, a total that ranked third nationally, to help the Huskers to a Big 12 title and a College World Series appearance. A career .350 hitter, Hopper finished his career as the school and Big 12 all-time leader in homers (64), RBIs (271), hits (338) and runs scored (246). The 2003 Big 12 Player of the Year, Hopper was a 10th-round pick by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2003.

Jeff Leise
2002 - ABCA
After leading his team to the CWS for the second straight year in 2002, Jeff Leise earned first-team All-America honors from the ABCA. The center fielder from Omaha, Neb., batted .371 with 12 homers, 51 RBIs and led the team with 25 stolen bases. The District VI Player of the Year by the NCBWA, he tied a school record with 109 hits, while his eight triples ranked second on NU’s charts. A two-time MLB draftee, Leise concluded his Husker career ranked second in both hits (305) and runs scored (210). A two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American, Leise was chosen as the Baseball Academic All-American of the Year in 2002 and 2003.

Jed Morris
2002 -Collegiate Baseball, Baseball Weekly, NCBWA & ABCA
Jed Morris slugged his way to consensus first-team All-America honors in 2002. The catcher from Seabrook, Texas, batted .382 with 23 homers and tied school marks with 26 doubles and 90 RBIs. Morris was the 2002 Big 12 Player of the Year and one of three finalists for the ABCA National Player-of-the-Year Award. A two-time Big 12 Player of the Week, Morris earned national player-of-the-week honors from Collegiate Baseball when he homered in five consecutive games. Morris finished his career among the top 10 in batting average (.367, ninth) and slugging percentage (.674, eighth).

Alex Gordon
Third Baseman
2004 & 2005  - ABCA, Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA & Sports Weekly
Alex Gordon was the second Husker to become a two-time, first-team All-American, earning the honor in 2004 and 2005. A two-time Big 12 Player of the Year, Gordon hit .365 with 18 homers and 75 RBIs as a sophomore. He ranked in the top four in the Big 12 in nine offensive categories in 2004, including league highs in slugging percentage. on-base percentage and triples while ranking second in homers and third in RBIs. The most decorated player in Nebraska baseball history, Gordon won the Dick Howser, Brooks Wallace and Golden Spikes Award in 2005, leading the Huskers to a Big 12 title and CWS appearance. He hit .372 with 19 homers and 66 RBIs, ranking in the top-10 in the Big 12 in all 12 offensive categories. He topped the league in six categories, including runs, slugging percentage and on-base percentage. Gordon was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2005 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Kansas City Royals.


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