Tom Zebroski Named 2010 Baseball Player and Student-Athlete of the Year
May 25, 2010
NEWPORT NEWS, VA - Senior Tom Zebroski has been named the Atlantic 10 Baseball Player of the Year in voting conducted among the league's head coaches. He also has been named the A-10's Student-Athlete of the Year in a vote by Conference's Sports Information Directors. Zebroski, was named the 2010 recipient of the J. Dallas Shirley Outstanding Senior Male Athlete Award earlier this month at the 2010 George Washington Athletics Senior Honors Luncheon. Juniors Eric Cantrell and Brendon Kelliher were also named All-Atlantic 10, with Cantrell being named to the first team and Kelliher being named to the Second Team.
Zebroski finished his decorated Colonials career as the all-time leader in runs (213) and hits (299) and also finished second all-time in games played (213), at bats (841) and total bases (455). He broke three single-season records in his 2010 campaign, including the previous hits record by 11, with 103 hits on the year. He scored 75 runs and recorded 176 total bases, which broke the previous records of 71 runs and 168 total bases.
Zebroski finished the 2010 season with a .429 overall average to lead the A-10 and also led the conference with a .479 average in conference games. He also led the conference with a .733 slugging percentage, which included an .838 percentage in conference play. St. Bonaventure junior Jesse Bosnik was second, with an overall slugging percentage of .696, nearly 40 points behind Zebroski. He also led the conference with 18 home runs, 103 hits, and 75 runs scored. Zebroski fell just one hit high of tying the all-time single-season conference hits record of 104.
The Port Washington, NY native will also finish in the top 10 in George Washington baseball history in doubles, home runs, and stolen bases. He is just the second Colonial to win the Player of the Year award, as Brad Rosenblat won the honor during the 2005 season. Zebroski was also selected to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team back in 2006. Along with his athletic achievements, Zebroski has compiled a 3.46 GPA while at George Washington, winning the Student-Athlete of the Year, and graduated with a degree in communications earlier this month. Senior designated hitter Curtis Eward also joined Zebroski on the Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference team, after compiling a 3.51 GPA in finance. It is the second academic honor for both players, as they were named earlier this month to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District II team.
Joining Zebroski on the Atlantic 10 First Team is junior RHP Eric Cantrell, who anchored the Colonials pitching staff, and finished the season with a 3.67 ERA in 100.2 innings pitched. The Oakton, VA native broke the Colonials' single-season strikeout record, with 114 on the season, while walking just 27 batters. Cantrell finished the season with an 8-4 record and recorded three complete games. Cantrell threw at least seven innings in all but three of his 14 starts and recorded double-digit strikeout totals in four of his outings. The right-hander also struck out at least six batters in all but two of his starts.
Junior Brendon Kelliher was named to the Atlantic 10 Second Team after finishing the year eighth in the conference, with a .381 batting average, to go along with 15 home runs, which was good for third place in conference. It was a breakthrough season for the Sandwich, MA native as he raised his batting average by more than 100 points from a year ago and doubled his career home run total this season. Kelliher also finished second with a .733 slugging percentage in A-10 Conference games and played very strong defense in centerfield, finishing with a .970 fielding percentage.