Felton Tabbed All-American, All-Region by ABCA
BUIES CREEK, N.C.-Michael Felton added to his list of honors on Wednesday with the American Baseball Coaches Association naming the Campbell junior second baseman Second Team All-American and First Team All-Atlantic Region.
"This is great for both Mike and our program," said CU head coach Greg Goff. "I'm glad to see these honors keep coming his way. I believe good things happen to good people, and he's a great guy. He exemplifies what it means to be a student-athlete, working as hard as he does in the classroom and on the field. I'm again thrilled that he has earned All-American honors."
Felton, already Campbell's first ever Division I baseball All-American, was also named Second Team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America last week.
His ABCA All-Atlantic Region honor marks the third time a Camel has garnered the award. Ellis Lowe was the last in 2009, while J.C. Hendrix earned all-region accolades in 1991.
The junior second baseman helped the Camels to a 23-3 start and 18-game winning streak, both marking the best in CU program history. The Tempe, Ariz. native was the nation's leader in hits (103) prior to the NCAA Tournament, and ranks fourth in batting average with a .424 clip.
The Big South First Team All-Conference honoree finished the season as Campbell's all-time single season leader in hits (103), singles (87) and at-bats (243) after transferring from Gateway Community College.
He was named the league's Player of the Week on May 14 after pounding out 15 hits in five games. Felton had 35 multiple hit games in the regular season, including two four-hit games to lead the Camels to a series sweep over Radford.
Felton was also named to the College Sports Madness First Team All-Big South team.
Felton led the Big South in batting average (.424) and hits, breaking the conference record with 103. He also ranked second in on-base percentage (.474) and total bases (124) in the league and tied for fourth in runs scored (52).
The Fighting Camels broke 10 single season team records in 2012, including a program-best 41 overall wins.
Campbell's return to the Big South Conference was highlighted by the club leading the league in hitting with a .314 batting average en route to a 15-9 second place regular season finish.