June 8, 2001
Norman, Okla. - Slowly becoming one of the University of Oklahoma's most decorated baseball players, Greg Dobbs picked up his second All-American accolade of the season as the senior was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) All-American team on Wednesday. Named to Collegiate Baseball's All-American squad in May, Dobbs was selected by the NCBWA to its second-team list as a first baseman, where he started 21 games before moving to left field for the remainder of the season. 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 voted on by NCBWA members throughout the season through a series of ballots.
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 and ABCA first-team Midwest All-Region. 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 14th 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 recently signed a free agent contract with the Seattle Mariners prior to the 2001 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.