UNCG’s Caleb Cozart Named ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. I First Team Baseball All-American

Cozart Named ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. I First Team All-American

ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. I All-America Teams Announced

GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNC Greensboro (UNCG) baseball recent graduate Caleb Cozart was named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings NCAA Div. I All-America first team, as announced by the organization on Friday.

Cozart is the sixth Spartan to earn ABCA/Rawlings All-American honors, and joins Andrew Moritz from 2018 as the second to reside on the first team. It comes just two days after he was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Association (NCBWA) All-America
first team. In doing so, Cozart is the first Spartan to earn a spot on the first team for both organizations.

“If you had asked me back in 2019-2020 with everything that was happening to me, if I would be in the place I am now, have had the season I did, and people around me, I would’ve said you’re crazy. But look at what happened now,” said Cozart.

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 NCBWA members.

About the ABCA

The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 15,000 members represent all 50 states and 41 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association
membership has broadened to include nine divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School, Youth and Travel Baseball.

About Rawlings

Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. is an innovative manufacturer and marketer of sporting goods worldwide. Founded in 1887, Rawlings is an authentic global sports brand, trusted by generations of athletes of all skill levels. Rawlings’ unparalleled quality
and expert craftsmanship are the fundamental reasons why more professional athletes, national governing bodies and sports leagues choose Rawlings. Rawlings is the Official Ball Supplier and Batting Helmet of Major League Baseball®, the official baseball of
Minor League Baseball™ and the NCAA®, and an approved baseball, basketball, football and softball of the National High School Federation®. For more information, please visit Rawlings.com or by phone at (314) 819-2800.

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Strategic Communications Coordinator
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