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Dunn, Biondic Earn All-Big Ten Honors

Maryland Athletics
5-22-2018
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland junior second baseman Nick Dunn and senior first baseman/right-handed pitcher Kevin Biondic earned All-Big Ten honors, the conference announced Tuesday afternoon.

Dunn was named the first team second baseman after a sensational offensive campaign in which he led Maryland in average (.330), slugging percentage (.561), on-base percentage (.419), home runs (10), doubles (17), hits (70), runs (39) and RBIs (39). He led the team with 23 multi-hit games and 11 multi-RBI games. His reached base streak of 22 games topped the team.

The Sunbury native became the 13th player in Maryland history to reach the 200-hit mark this weekend against Indiana. Dunn was a third-team All-Big Ten and All-Freshman team selection in 2016. He becomes the second player in program history to earn All-Big Ten honors twice, joining Brian Shaffer (2016/2017).

Biondic was a do-it-all player for the Terps, which earned him second team plaudits in the utility slot. The Oak Lawn, Ill., batted in the middle of the order, was a top bullpen option and provided stellar defense at first base. Biondic hit .279 with six home runs, four triples and 11 home runs, while racking up 27 RBIs and 32 runs scored.

On the mound, Biondic finished with a 2-1 record and 2.59 ERA in 24 and a third innings pitched. He struck out 27 and opponents hit just .198 against him. He notched a pair of saves. Biondic was sensational at first base, making a number of highlight reel plays and registered just one error with 463 putouts.

Dunn is Maryland’s fifth first-team selection since the Terps entered the Big Ten prior to the 2015 season, joining Mike Shawaryn (2015, SP), Brandon Lowe (2015, 2B), Marty Costes (2017, OF) and Shaffer (2017, SP). Biondic joins Jose Cuas (2015, 3B) as Maryland’s two second-team selections.

Redshirt freshman right-handed pitcher Billy Phillips was Maryland’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient.

 

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