NSU’s Fernandez Garners ABCA First Team All-Region Honors

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The accolades continue to roll in for Nova Southeastern baseball’s second-year junior outfielder, Adan Fernandez, as officials from the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) announced his selection among the association’s ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. II All-Region First Team. This marks the third All-Region nod this season for the Miramar native and second first-team honor – also the first for the Sharks since 2018.
 
Despite the shortened season, Fernandez put up big numbers for the Sharks in his second partial season since transfering from FIU. In only 25 games, Fernandez registered an .802 slugging percentage thanks to five doubles and 11 home runs – which ranks second in the Sunshine State Conference and 14th per game in the NCAA. Fernandez tied for the team lead with a .360 batting average and 31 hits, as well as pacing the Sharks with 25 RBI – all ranking among the SSC’s Top-6 – and logging the second-most NSU runs at 21. He recorded a team-high nine multi-RBI games on the season. Racking up a .486 on-base percentage, Fernandez also coaxed out a team-leading 16 walks on the year. Defensively, he proved perfect on 36 chances in left field.
 
Fernandez was named to the All-SSC First Team and the NCBWA All-Region First Team, with All-Region honors from the D2CCA as well. He’s currently based of New Jersey with the Trenton Thunder as a member of the inaugural field of players in the MLB Draft League.
 
The All-Region teams are voted on by members of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the process is led by the ABCA NCAA Div. II All-America Committee. The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 13,000 members represent all 50 states and 25 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth.
 
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