RICHMOND, Ky. – Eastern Kentucky University’s Ben Fisher was named to both the Collegiate Baseball All-American and a Madness Sports All-American third-teams last week.
Fisher wrapped up his senior season by winning the OVC Co-Player of the Year award. At the end of the regular season, he led the nation in home runs with 25 and runs with 71. He also finished third with a .762 slugging percentage and 170 total bases. His 72 RBIs were fourth in the nation at the conclusion of the regular season. His 25 home runs set a new program single season record.
This is the first time a Colonel has been recognized as an athletic All-American since Bryan Soloman earned the honors in 2014.
The Richmond native was also as the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America® of the Year for Division I baseball last week. This is the first time an EKU athlete has won this award for any sport.
Earlier this year Fisher was named a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy, awarded annually to the best player in college baseball, and also to the Golden Spikes Award watch list. He was named a Collegiate Baseball All-American on Thursday, and was included on the Rawlings/Perfect Game Midseason All-America first team in April.