Kansas City, Mo. - Senior first baseman Ken Tezak
(Joliet, Ill./Joliet Catholic) was one of just 17 players nationally to earn Second Team recognition on the 2010 NAIA Baseball All-America Teams when the honors were released by the NAIA national office earlier this month. The All-America Teams consist of 17 members on the First Team, 17 on the Second Team and an Honorable Mention Team, which is limited to 34 players. In addition, senior right fielder Zach Clements
(Berwyn, Ill./Morton), junior third baseman Matt Erickson
(Oak Lawn, Ill./Richards) and junior pitcher Jeff Dobie
(Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard South) joined Tezak as 2010 Daktronics-NAIA Baseball Scholar-Athletes for having at least junior academic status and a 3.5 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Tezak had a huge senior year with the Cougars hitting .397 with team-highs of 75 hits, 13 home runs and 83 RBI.
"Ken definitely put an exclamation point on a great collegiate career with the amazing numbers he put up on the field this spring," said SXU baseball coach Mike Dooley
. "To post 83 RBI over just 54 games is quite a feat and I am so glad that the NAIA recognized Ken as one of the top baseball players in the country at our level. He will be a very tough player to replace next season."
Saint Xavier finished with an overall record of 37-16-1 and claimed second place in the final conference regular season standings with a 23-7 mark.