Kent earns Freshman All-American honors

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Nic Kent continues to get national attention for his first season at second base for the Virginia baseball team.

On Friday, the St. Anne's-Belfield graduate was named a second-team Freshman All-American at second base by Kent is the first UVA player to make that Freshman All-America team since Pavin Smith was a second-team selection in 2015.

Kent appeared in 55 of UVA's 56 games this spring, with 52 starts. His .337 batting average was second on the team. while his three triples and 42 RBI both tied for the team lead and his 17 stolen bases were most on the Cavaliers. Kent also finished third on the Wahoos with 68 hits, and his three home runs were tied for second-most on the team.

Kent was one of nine ACC players named Freshman All-American on Friday. That list also included another player with Central Virginia roots -- Miller School grad Ethan Murray, who was the first-team shortstop after hitting .305 for Duke this spring.

In May, Kent became the first UVA freshman in a decade to be named first-team All-ACC. Earlier this month, he was named a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.

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