Friday, June 22, 2012

Max White Named Second Team All-Region

NORMAN, Okla. -- Junior outfielder Max White was named to the American Baseball Coaches' Association All-Region team on Wednesday. A second team member in the outfield, White led OU in numerous offensive categories in 2012 while playing in every game with 66 starts.

OU has had at least one honoree on the ABCA All-Region team in six of current head coach Sunny Golloway's seven full seasons in Norman. White is the 10th Sooner to be honored in that span and the 77th in program history.

White displayed his versatility in 2012 with starts at four different positions (left field, centerfield, third base and first base) while ranking second in the Big 12 Conference with 85 hits and fourth in both RBI (55) and doubles (17). White finished the year as OU's batting champion with a .337 average at the plate, the eighth best mark in the Big 12 this season.

The Durant, Okla., native began his Sooner career as a Freshman All-American outfielder en route to helping lead OU to the 2010 College World Series. In 2012, he was voted to the All-Big 12 first team as a utility player by the league's coaches.

Throughout his Sooner career, White has started in all three positions in the outfield, at three infield spots (3B, 2B and 1B) and as OU's designated hitter. He played primarily in centerfield in 2012, despite starting opening day at first base.

In addition to leading OU in hits, batting average and RBI in 2012, White also led all Sooners with 25 multi-hit games (third in Big 12) and 18 multi-RBI games, both totals ranked third in the Big 12. He was also one of three players in the Big 12 this season to have two double-digit game hitting streaks (11 and 10 games).

/// SoonerSports PR
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