TUCSON, Ariz. – Ohio Baseball senior INF Rudy Rott (Holmen, Wis.) has been named to the 2019 Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division I All-America Third Team, Collegiate Baseball announced on Thursday (May 30).
The teams were chosen by performances and statistics up to the NCAA Regionals and were voted on by the staff of the Collegiate Baseball newspaper.
Rott - a sport management major - earned All-America honors for the first time in his career after being named Preseason All-America by the same publication before the 2019 season started. Rott was also named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American in 2016.
Rott is one of two players from the Mid-American Conference to be named All-America and is joined by RHP Drey Jameson of Ball State. He is the first Bobcat to be named All-America since Logan Cozart was named a Baseball America Third-Team All-American in 2015.
Earlier this season, Rott won MAC Player of the Year, becoming the first back-to-back and two-time winner of the award in the league's history. Rott was also named First Team All-MAC. During the MAC Tournament, Rott became Ohio's all-time hits leader and finished his career with 293 hits and a career .339 batting average.
Rott led the Bobcats in batting average (.382), hits (81), doubles (18), home runs (10), RBI (47), slugging percentage (.618) and on-base percentage (.464). His .382 batting average was No. 28 in the nation and second in the MAC. Rott was second in the league in slugging percentage and tied for third in home runs.
Rott and the Bobcats finished the season 20-34 and 12-14 in the league and earned the No. 6 seed in the MAC Tournament. Ohio won two games in the MAC Tournament, including a 17 inning elimination game over Miami, 6-5. The game was the longest in MAC Tournament history.