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Robinson Named Louisville Slugger First-Team All-American

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Morehead State senior catcher Chris Robinson has been named a Louisville Slugger First-Team All-American as selected by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. The 2015 Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year was listed as the top catcher in Division I and the only OVC player on the 17-member first team.

"This is a wonderful honor for Chris," Head Coach Mike McGuire said. "He has put together a phenomenal season with consistency right from the start. Chris is part of a group of men who have put Morehead State in the national spotlight. The awards and accolades are well-deserved."

Ten of the 17 First-Team All-Americans are from the "power" conferences. Robinson is the fourth league player to be named All-America by Collegiate Baseball since 2010.

A native of Uxbridge, Ontario, he ranks second nationally in hits (98), runs (77) and total bases (160), fourth in RBI (69), fifth in batting average (.412) and sixth in doubles (25). Among the First-Team All-Americans, he leads the group in doubles. Robinson also paces the league in batting average, hits, runs and total bases, while ranking third in doubles and RBI.

He also owns a .672 slugging percentage and .480 on-base mark. The third-year Eagle, who transferred from Louisburg (N.C.) when McGuire accepted the MSU job, needs just one hit and three runs to establish single-season school records.

Robinson leads the team with 28 multi-hit efforts, including six performances of four or more hits. He also paces MSU with 20 multi-RBI games, including 12 contests with three or more runs knocked in. He has scored three or more times in 10 games and held a 20-game reached-base streak earlier this season.

Robinson owns a .990 fielding percentage and has stolen a team-best 10 bases.

Morehead State opens NCAA Regional play on Friday at 6 p.m. ET against No. 3 national seed and regional host Louisville.

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