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Shahan named NCBWA Third Team All-American


RUSSELLVILLE — The final season on the mound for Arkansas Tech's Grant Shahan was his best as a Wonder Boy and has been capped with All-America honors as a crowning achievement as Shahan was named a Third Team All-American relief pitcher by the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association (NCBWA).
A native of Sherwood, Shahan becomes the fourth All-American through the NCBWA in Tech Baseball history and is the third recipient under head coach Dave Dawson. As a relief pitcher, Shahan becomes the first All-American pitcher for the Wonder Boys under Dawson.

This past season, Shahan was the ultimate weapon out of the bullpen for the Wonder Boys as he appeared in 23 total games and was called upon in relief in 22 of those. Typically, the first option in relief and called upon to settle a game down in the early-to-middle innings, Shahan has pitched more than an inning in 17 of his relief outings.
He ended the year with the lowest ERA on the team among pitchers with 60 or more innings and ranked second in the GAC with a 2.88 ERA. In 68.2 innings of work, Shahan finished with a 6-2 record with three saves and has 75 strikeouts. His strikeouts led the team and ranked eighth in the GAC while his .226 opponent batting average ranked third in the GAC among qualified pitchers.