NORMAN, Okla. -- Sooners Aaron Ivey and Ryan Rohlinger were named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Baseball Second Team released Tuesday by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Ivey and Rohlinger were both eligible for the national award after being named First Team All-District VI members on May 11.
“The coaching staff is extremely proud of these two student-athletes for their efforts on and off the field,” OU head baseball coach Sunny Golloway said. “This is an outstanding honor for the individuals and the University of Oklahoma baseball program.”
Ivey, a junior outfielder, has a 4.0 cumulative GPA in finance.
The Oklahoma City native has played in 46 games this season. He is batting .270 and has successfully stolen base in nine of ten attempts. Ivey also owns a .987 fielding percentage on the nation’s No. 1 ranked fielding team.
Rohlinger, a native of West Bend, Wisc., has a 3.63 GPA in economics.
The Sooners’ senior third baseman has started 58 games and bats .360 with a team-leading 10 home runs and .568 slugging percentage.
The pair become the first Sooners to be honored on an Academic All-America Team since Casey Bookout, who was a third-team member in 1997.
The last second-team member at Oklahoma was Greg Carlton (1982), the Sooners third second-team member in program history. Only two other former Sooners (Booby Jack-1972 and Matt Anderson-1988) have earned first-team honors at OU.
Ivey, Rohlinger and the rest of the No. 13 Sooner baseball team will play in the NCAA Tournament this weekend in Norman at L. Dale Mitchell Park against TCU. Action on Friday begins at 7 p.m. with the day’s first game between Houston and Wichita State scheduled for 1 p.m. Select tickets for the 2006 Norman Regional are still available and can be purchased online at Soonersports.com or by calling (800) 456-4668.