SOMERSET, NJ – Junior Jeff Frazier (Toms River, NJ) was named to the All-BIG EAST First Team for the second-consecutive season, highlighting a trio of honors for the Scarlet Knights at tonight's annual BIG EAST awards banquet, held at the Doubletree Hotel in Somerset, NJ. In addition, senior Graig Badger (Union, NJ) and junior Jack Egbert (Rutherford, NJ) were named to the All-BIG EAST Third Team.
Frazier hit a team-best .382 overall and .365 in BIG EAST play this season. He was among the league leaders in several offensive categories, including average (2nd), home runs (13, 2nd) and RBI (59, 3rd). He also led the league in hits with 79 and finished tied for third in doubles (16). Frazier was also third in slugging percentage (.657).
Badger led the league in walks (44) for the second-straight season and finished third in steals with 26. His .364 batting average was eight-best in the league, while his on-base percentage (.504) was first as well. He was the only player in the league to post an OBP over .500 this season.
Egbert was tied for third in wins (7) - a 1-0 loss to Notre Dame prevented a three-way tie for first - and finished second in innings pitched (87.2). He was also fifth in strikeouts and tied for first in complete games. Egbert was a second team pick last season.
The Scarlet Knights finished the season 30-23, including a 13-11 mark in BIG EAST. With a fifth-place finish in the final conference standings, RU failed to make the postseason for the first time in 19 seasons.