Shawaryn, Lowe Earn NCBWA Freshman All-America Honors

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LYNCHBURG, Va. Maryland pitcher Mike Shawaryn and second baseman Brandon Lowe are two of 32 collegiate baseball players to be named to the 2014 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Freshman All-America team, the organization announced Monday.

The honor comes five days after Lowe and Shawaryn were named to the 2014 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America team. The duo are the first two Maryland players to be named to the NCBWA Freshman All-America team.

A native of Carneys Point, N.J., Shawaryn was a first-team selection by the NCBWA. The righty leads the ACC and is tied for 12th nationally in wins with 11. His 11 victories is a Maryland single-season school record and includes two wins over Florida State and victories against Florida and South Carolina.

On the season, Shawaryn has posted a 3.12 ERA with 72 strikeouts compared to 24 walks in 92-1/3 innings of work. In 16 starts, Shawaryn has posted eight quality starts including four of his last five appearances.

Lowe, a redshirt freshman from Suffolk, Va., earned second team honors from the NCBWA. Lowe leads the Terps in hitting and ranks second in the Atlantic Coast Conference (.348). A third team All-ACC selection, Lowe leads the club in on-base percentage (.463), slugging percentage (.466) and triples (3). He has also added 42 RBI, tied with Jose Cuas for the best mark on the club, 35 runs scored, 12 doubles, eight stolen bases and one home run.

Maryland is one of only five schools (Florida, Loyola Marymount, LSU and Miami) to have more than one player named to the two teams. 

The 2014 NCBWA National Freshman Player of the Year and National Freshman Pitcher of the Year will be announced on Tuesday, June 10.