Justin Parr Tabbed ABCA Second-Team All-American
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