Oregon right fielder Aaron Zavala has been named a consensus first-team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA).
Zavala joins David Peterson (2017) and Jimmie Sherfy (2012) as Oregon’s only ABCA first-team All-American selections. In total, Zavala is just the fifth Oregon player recognized as an All-American by the ABCA. Alex Keudell claimed second-team honors in 2012 and Ryon Healy was a third-team pick in 2013.
Zavala now has a total of five All-America honors, the other four coming from NCBWA (first team), Baseball America (first team), Perfect Game (first team), and Collegiate Baseball (second team).
Adding to his honors, he was also named the Pac-12 Baseball Player of the Year. On the season he was batting .392 and hit nine home runs with 38 RBI’s and 64 runs scored. He also had a .525 on-base percentage and a .626 slugging percentage.
During the Ducks’ 2021 campaign, Zavala led the team in batting average, runs, hits (78), slugging percentage, walks (50), and stolen bases (11). He set school records for on-base percentage, runs scored, and walks.
A historical season for the sophomore.