May 25, 2001
Norman, Okla. - Oklahoma's Greg Dobbs garnered his first All-American accolade Friday afternoon when the senior leftfielder was named to the Louisville Slugger All-American team as a second-team outfielder as released by Collegiate Baseball magazine. Recently named the Big 12 Conference Newcomer of the Year, Dobbs completed the 2001 season batting .428 with 25 doubles, 10 home runs and 62 RBIs and led the Sooners in nine offensive categories. The all-american team was chosen by performances leading up to the NCAA regional playoffs and selected by the staff of Collegiate Baseball magazine.
Dobbs has racked up several other post-season honors such as Big 12 Conference Newcomer of the Year and first-team outfielder, Phillips 66 Big 12 All-Tournament Team and Dallas Morning News Big 12 Transfer of the Year and first-team outfielder. During the season, he was recognized as the conference Player of the Week and the NCBWA National Player of the Week for the same time period for a week-long performance in which he batted .625 and belted four home runs in as many games.
The Moreno Valley, Calif., native was recently tied for 17th in batting average and tied for 18th in doubles in the latest national statistics released by the NCAA on Monday. Dobbs ranked in the top five in the conference in seven overall offensive categories including leading the league in batting average, hits, doubles and total bases. Dobbs also completed the season in the top five of seven offensive categories in Big 12 games only.
Dobbs' selection marks the fourth time in the last four years that a Sooner has appeared on the publication's all-american list. Last year, Jeff Bajenaru captured third-team laurels, while Derek Wathan and Casey Bookout were also third-team honorees in 1998.