Brendon Kelliher Named to Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team
May 24, 2011
NEWPORT NEWS, VA- Senior Brendon Kelliher has been named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team as announced by the league office on Tuesday morning.
It marks Kelliher's second straight postseason conference award after earning All-Conference Second Team honors in 2010.
Kelliher concluded the 2011 regular season as the A-10 leader in home runs with 15 and second in total bases (136). Additionally, he led the Colonials in 10 offensive categories, highlighted by a .358 batting average, 41 RBIs, 40 runs scored, 78 hits and 11 stolen bases. The Sandwich, MA, native also led the Colonials with 22 multiple-hit games and 11 multiple-RBI games.
In 2011 Kelliher posted two separate 11-game hitting streaks. The first, from Feb. 19 to March 9 saw him hit .364 (16-of-44) with three doubles and four RBIs. During the second streak, from April 10-30, Kelliher hit .400 (18-of-45) with five home runs, 11 RBIs, three doubles and nine runs scored. At one point, Kelliher safely reached base in 17 consecutive games, including 11 straight to end the season.
Kelliher has started in 182 games in his career, hitting at a .326 clip. He concludes his career ranked sixth in GW history with 37 home runs, ninth with 150 RBIs and 10th with 390 total bases.
GW capped the 2011 season with a 2-1 series victory over Temple to finish 19-36 overall and 9-15 in the A-10. The Colonials are slated to return eight starters and 22 letterwinners in 2012.
Kelliher's All-Time Ranks