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Oklahoma State Baseball Trio Collects All-America Honors

June 12, 2024
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STILLWATER – Oklahoma State had three players earn All-America status from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association as Carson Benge, Brian Holiday and Nolan Schubart were each named to the 2024 NCBWA All-America Second Team.

OSU's three NCBWA All-America selections gives Cowboy Baseball 142 All-America honors in its history, and it marks the eighth time in program history three or more OSU players have achieved All-America status in a season.

Additionally, Schubart becomes just the 13th player in OSU history to be named an All-American in multiple seasons as he was also named to numerous All-America teams in 2023.

Benge, who also earned All-America Second Team honors from Perfect Game this season, was named to the NCBWA team as a utility player. It continues a long list of accolades for the sophomore, who was also an ABCA/Rawlings All-Central Region First Team outfielder, an All-Big 12 First Team outfielder, one of five finalists for the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award and a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy. He was also the Most Outstanding Player at the Big 12 Championship as he led OSU to the title.

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Carson Benge

The only Cowboy to start all 61 games in 2024, Benge hit .335 and led the Big 12 with 165 total bases while ranking second in runs (72) and third in hits (83), doubles (24), home runs (18), RBIs (64) and slugging percentage (.665).

On the mound, Benge made 18 appearances, starting the season as the Cowboys' closer before transitioning into a starting role.

The right-hander went 3-2 with a 3.16 ERA and tied for the team lead with three saves, and he racked up 44 strikeouts in 37 innings of work. Opponents hit just .186 against him.

Holiday put up impressive numbers in his first season in Stillwater as the junior went 7-3 and led the Big 12 with 128 strikeouts, the eighth most in a season in OSU history. He was previously named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-Central Region First Team and the All-Big 12 First Team as well as the NCAA Stillwater Regional All-Tournament Team.

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Brian Holiday at the Big 12 Tournament in Arlington, TX

A right-hander, Holiday made 16 starts for the Cowboys and led the conference with 113 innings pitched while ranking second with a 2.95 ERA and three complete games. Opponents hit just .199 against him, which ranked fourth in the league.

Holiday pitched at least six innings in 15 of his 16 appearances and recorded five double-digit strikeout performances, including a pair of 14-strikeout efforts.

Schubart posted a .370 batting average, leading the Cowboys and ranking second in the Big 12, and he led the conference in home runs (23), RBIs (68), on-base percentage (.513) and slugging percentage (.838).

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Nolan Schubart

Schubart's .838 slugging percentage is the sixth highest in a season in OSU history, and his 23 homers were the most by a Cowboys since the 1999 season.

A sophomore outfielder who missed 12 games due to injury, Schubart racked up 145 total bases and also ranked in the top 10 in the Big 12 in walks (49) and runs (55).

Schubart was previously named to the Perfect Game All-America Second Team, and he earned ABCA/Rawlings All-Central Region Second Team and All-Big 12 Second Team accolades.

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