July 6, 2006
Los Angeles - Sophomore shortstop Brandon Crawford has earned 2006 Rivals.com Freshman All-America second-team accolades. Crawford posted a .318 batting average while starting all 58 games as a freshman.
Last spring, Crawford led all Bruins in hits (77), total bases (121), triples (6), walks (24) stolen bases (7) and at-bats (242). The Pleasanton, Calif., resident finished second on the squad in doubles (14) and runs scored (42).
Crawford earned All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention honors following his impressive freshman campaign. His seventh-inning RBI double against UC Irvine on June 2 propelled UCLA to a 3-2 first-round victory in the Malibu Regional.
In his freshman campaign, Crawford reached base safely in 23 of the Bruins' final 25 games. Likewise, he recorded one or more hits in 22 of UCLA's last 24 games. A consistent offensive threat, Crawford posted three separate hitting streaks of 10 games or more (a personal-best of 12 games from May 12-June 3).
Each of the Rivals.com Freshman All-America teams features two Pac-10 baseball players. Arizona State catcher Preston Paramore joins Crawford on the second team. Washington State outfielder Jared Prince and Arizona State designated hitter Ike Davis have been selected to the first team.