Jared King Earns Freshman All-America Honors

Jared King

June 8, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State freshman outfielder Jared King was named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Team, Collegiate Baseball announced Wednesday.

King is the fifth Wildcat since 2006 to be named a Freshman All-American and the first since James Allen and Nick Martini were honored following the 2009 season. The Dublin, Ohio, product was one of six Big 12 players on the list as he was joined by pitchers Dillon Overton (Oklahoma) and Corey Knebel (Texas), third baseman Erich Weiss (Texas), shortstop Krey Bratsen (Texas &M) and outfielder/pitcher David Paiz (Texas Tech).

A 2011 Second Team All-Big 12 selection, King hit .307 with 12 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 40 RBI, while he went 13-for-16 in stolen bases. His eight home runs are the most this season by a Big 12 freshman and were two shy of the Kansas State freshman record. King recorded 16 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI contests in 2011, including a pair of four-hit, four-RBI games against Northern Colorado and Kansas.

King, who was also named to the Big 12 All-Freshman team, was a two-time Big 12 Newcomer of the Week honoree.