Dorn Earns Third-Team All-America Honors

By NU Athletic Communications
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Lincoln The honors continue to roll in for University of Nebraska pitcher Johnny Dorn, as he was named a third-team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association on Wednesday.

Dorn joins 55 other college baseball standouts on the 13th Annual Pro-Line Athletic NCBWA All-America squad. He earned All-America honors for the second time in his career after posting a 6-2 record and a 2.45 ERA in 15 starts this season.

A 15th-round choice of the Florida Marlins, Dorn ranked second in the Big 12 with 102 strikeouts and was among the top five in the conference in opponent batting average (.214, fifth), innings pitched (106.1, third) and ERA (fifth). A two-time, first-team All-Big 12 selection, he allowed three runs or less in 13 of his 15 starts this season and finished his career ranked second on school lists in wins (37), strikeouts (298) and innings pitched (386.2).

The 2008 NCBWA All-America Team is comprised of teams from 19 different conferences and 17 conference championship teams. The three All-America squads are also made up of 24 conference "Player of the Year" winners.

All four 2008 Dick Howser Trophy finalists are first-team selections, including record-setting Georgia shortstop Gordon Beckham, ACC Player of the Year Buster Posey (Florida State), Big 12 Pitcher of the Year Aaron Crow (Missouri) and two-time Pac-10 Player of the Year Brett Wallace (Arizona State).

The recipient of the 22nd Annual Dick Howser Trophy, as voted upon by NCBWA members and awarded since 1987, will be announced just prior to the start of the College World Series on Saturday at 9 a.m. CDT at the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce (located at 13th and Harney Streets in downtown Omaha).

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