Andy Dickinson Earns All-America Honors
May 25, 2001
Champaign, Ill. - Illinois ace Andy Dickinson earned third-team All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball magazine, the publication announced today. The junior lefthander was 11-1 in 2001 and was named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Year last week.
Dickinson went 10-1 in the 2001 regular season and 5-1 in conference play while leading Illinois to its sixth-consecutive berth in postseason play. Once there, Dickinson pitched the fifth-seeded Illini to a first round win over second-seeded Purdue at the Big Ten Tournament. On the season he led the Big Ten in wins, strikeouts and innings pitched en route to being named Illinois? third Big Ten Pitcher of the Year in the past four seasons.
The Freeport, Ill., native was the first Big Ten pitcher to reach the 10-win plateau in 2001 and he became only the 10th pitcher in Illinois school history to win 10 or more games in a single season. Dickinson ranked among Illinois? all-time single-season leaders in wins (11), winning percentage (.917), strikeouts (99) and innings pitched (115.1). The First-Team All-Big Ten selection earned Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honors earlier this year after taking a shutout into the ninth inning and striking out 11 against Michigan State in a three-hitter that Illinois won, 10-1.
Dickinson is Illinois? fifth baseball All-American in the past four seasons, following in the footsteps of current minor leaguers Brett Weber (1998), D.J. Svihlik (1998), Jimmy Journell (1999) and Jason Anderson (2000).