Pair of Patriot Leaguers Honored by NCBWA

Bucknell's Corey Furman

June 10, 2014

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Two Patriot Leaguers were honored by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) recently as Bucknell senior designated hitter Corey Furman was named the District I Player of the Year and Lafayette first baseman Alex Woinski was a second-team selection to the Freshman All-America Team.

Furman was a first-team All-Patriot League selection and ranked in the top 10 in the League in six categories during the regular season, including leading the league in average (.388), slugging percentage (.560), on-base percentage (.422) and triples (5). Furman hit .447 during Patriot League play before missing the final six League games as well as Bucknell's run through the Patriot League and NCAA Tournament with an injury.

District I includes schools from Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

Woinski made his second squad in the last week after also being named a Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American by Collegiate Baseball newspaper. The second team All-Patriot League selection led the Leopards with a .326 batting average and 12 doubles and was second on the team with 29 hits and 20 RBIs. In Patriot League play, Woinski led the Leopards in batting average (.351), on-base percentage (.448) and doubles (7).

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