Kenny O'Brien Named to A-10 Baseball Academic All-Conference Team

Junior Kenny O'Brien

May 22, 2012

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - George Washington baseball junior Kenny O'Brien was named to the Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team, the league office announced on Tuesday afternoon.

The selection marks the first A-10 honor of O'Brien's career.

O'Brien concluded his third season with the Colonials by leading the team and ranking third in the conference with a 2.76 ERA. He also led GW with five wins, 52 strikeouts and six saves in 58.2 innings of relief while holding opposing players to a .231 batting average.

He emerged as a backbone of the Colonials' bullpen as a junior as the hurler inherited a total of 22 runners in relief this season and allowed only 10 to score.

After three seasons with the Colonials, O'Brien ranks 13th in program history with 60 career appearances and is tied for ninth with seven career saves. The Yonkers, N.Y., native boasts a 3.32 cumulative grade-point average as an economics major, has appeared on GW Athletics Academic Dean's List for five semesters and was named to the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll in the spring 2011 semester.

2012 Atlantic 10 Baseball Academic All-Conference Team

Name School Pos. Class Hometown Major
Shane Basen Charlotte 3B Jr. Waxhaw, NC Accounting
Pat Christensen La Salle RP Sr. La Jolla, CA Business Administration
C.J. Gillman Dayton RF/1B Sr. Littleton, CO Leadership
Dan Haverstick Rhode Island 3B R-Sr. Marlton, NJ Kinesiology
Bryce Lahrman Dayton RHP Jr. Wauconda, IL Economics & Marketing
Brendan Norton La Salle OF Sr. Lanesboro, MA Accounting
Kenny O'Brien George Washington LHP Jr. Yonkers, NY Economics
Joe Popielarczyk Massachusetts SP Sr. Florence, MA Civil Engineering
Corbin Shive Charlotte 1B/DH Jr. Salisbury, NC Accounting
Robby Sunderman Dayton 3B So. Cincinnati, OH Pre-Medicine
Billy Urban St. Bonaventure 3B Jr. Cleveland, OH Business Administration/Marketing
Seth Willoughby Xavier RHP Jr. Columbus, OH Management Information Systems



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