Sun Belt Communications
NEW ORLEANS — The Georgia Southern duo of graduate student outfielder Mason McWhorter and senior relief pitcher Nick Jones were dubbed 2021 First Team All-Americans by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).
McWhorter—the Sun Belt Player of the Year and an All-Sun Belt First Team honoree—hit .372 with 16 doubles, a triple and 18 home runs on the season. The Cumming, Ga., native accumulated 52 RBIs and 50 runs scored in 57 games played.
Jones—an All-Sun Belt First Team selection—tied the Eagles program record with 17 saves on the season. The left-handed pitcher out of Johns Creek, Ga., compiled a 1.48 ERA and struck out 67 batters over 42.2 innings pitched.
McWhorter and Jones join standouts from 47 different schools and 19 conferences on the NCBWA All-America Teams.
NCBWA membership includes writers, broadcasters and publicists. Designed to promote and publicize college baseball, it is the sport’s only college media-related organization, founded in 1962.