UNCG’s Caleb Cozart(Wesleyan Christian Academy) named NCBWA First Team All-American

Cozart Named NCBWA First Team All-American


GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNC Greensboro (UNCG) baseball recent graduate Caleb Cozart was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) All-America first team, as announced by the organization on Wednesday.

Cozart is the fifth Spartan to earn NCBWA All-American honors, and the first to reside on the first team. It comes just a day after he was named to the American Baseball Coaches’ Association (ABCA)/Rawlings NCAA Division I All-Atlantic first team. In doing so, Cozart will also be eligible for ABCA All-America honors when those teams are announced Friday, June 14 prior to the start of the 2024 NCAA Div. I College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.

“This is unbelievable, this is just the icing on the cake for my college career,” Cozart said. “God is good and I am thankful. Especially for my family, teammates, coaches and friends.”

The High Point, North Carolina, native paced the Spartans offensively this season in batting average (.332), slugging percentage (.742) and on-base percentage (.474). Cozart was recently named The Southern Conference (SoCon) Coaches’ Player of the Year. He broke UNCG’s single-season record for home runs (22) when he hit his 18th of the season on April 24 against High Point. Cozart also tied Kennedy Jones (2022-23) for the program’s single-season high for RBI (73) during the SoCon Tournament at Fluor Field in Greenville, South Carolina.

In just two seasons as a Spartan, Cozart stands at fifth on UNCG’s top-10 list for home runs with 29. He earned spots on four all-conference teams this season, including being voted to the coaches and media first teams as a designated hitter as well as both second teams as a first baseman. Cozart was named SoCon Player of the Week twice this season (Feb. 19 & April 29) and was also crowned Perfect Game Co-Player of the Week on Feb. 20.

Cozart was named a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy, which is considered the most prestigious award in college baseball and given to the top player based on two rounds of national voting by National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) members.

About the NCBWA
Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. For more information about the NCBWA, visit the association’s official web site, www.ncbwa.com.

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Courtesy of Connor Wachtel
Strategic Communications Coordinator
UNC Greensboro