May 30, 2013
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- San Diego junior third baseman Kris Bryant of the 25th-ranked University of San Diego baseball team has been named the Louisville Slugger national Player of the Year. Bryant was one of three WCC players named Lousville Slugger All-Americans by the publication.
Bryant, a 6-5 junior from Las Vegas, Nev., is currently leading the nation in home runs with 31, which is no a new NCAA modern BBCORE era record, as well as a new USD single-season record. Bryant has also broken the career USD home run record and now has 54 in his three-year Torero career. He was named the West Coast Conference Co-Player of the Year, and is currently leading the nation in home runs (31), slugging percentage (.860), walks (62) and runs (78). Overall, Bryant is hitting .340 with 73 hits, 13 doubles, three triples and 62 RBI. Bryant was also named to the All-Tournament team of the WCC Championships, and has been named the national player of the Week once, WCC Player of the week three times, and WCC Player of the month once.
Bryant and the rest of the Toreros will return to action on Friday at 2 p.m., as they take on Cal Poly in the opening game of the UCLA Regional at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
Two other WCC players were named Louisville Slugger All-Americans by the publication. San Diego pitcher PJ Conlon and Gonzaga LHP/1B Marco Gonzales earned Third Team recognition.
For the complete list of Louisville Slugger All-Americans, click here .