Senior Justin Parr was named an All-American by the fifth different organization when the ABCA announced its Rawlings All-America Teams on Tuesday.
June 18, 2013
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Senior Justin Parr was named an All-American by the fifth different organization when the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) announced its Rawlings All-America Teams on Tuesday. Parr was tabbed a second-team All-American outfielder, one of two ABCA second-team honorees from the Big Ten along with Indiana catcher Kyle Schwarber. The Chillicothe, Ill., native has earned a pair of first-team honors (Collegiate Baseball & NCBWA) and three second-team nods (ABCA, Baseball America & Perfect Game) overall.
Parr, who led the conference with a .398 average and 92 hits, was named Big Ten Player of the Year after ending the regular season first in the conference in average, hits, RBI, on-base percentage, total bases and fielding percentage. A first-team All-Big Ten selection, he earned his first Big Ten Player of the Week (4/15) honor after hitting for the cycle against Purdue.
Parr turned in the second-longest hitting streak in the nation in 2013 with a school-record mark of 33 games. He led the Illini with 25 extra-base hits, including a team-high 15 doubles and four triples to go along with a career-high six home runs. He also notched a team-best 53 RBI, scored 43 runs and tallied 16 stolen bases.
Parr was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the eighth round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft. He went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI in his first minor league game for the Williamsport Crosscutters, the Phillies' Class A Short Season Affiliate, on Monday.
Justin Parr 2013 Honors | Senior Season Summary
First-Team All-American (Collegiate Baseball & NCBWA)
Second-Team All-American (ABCA, Baseball America & Perfect Game)
Big Ten Player of the Year
First-Team All-Big Ten
First-Team All-Mideast Region
Illinois' Dike Eddleman Male Athlete of the Year
USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist
NCBWA Dick Howser Trophy Semifinalist
Gregg Olson Award Semifinalist
Big Ten Player of the Week (4/15)
Academic All-Big Ten