Edwards Named NCBWA Preseason All-American

LINCOLN, Neb. Kansas State senior pitcher Daniel Edwards added another preseason honor Wednesday as he was named a 2008 Preseason First-Team National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) All-American, the organization announced.


Edwards, who was recently named to the 2008 Wallace Award Watch List, was one of just three relief pitchers named to the team along with North Carolina State’s Eryk McConnell and Rice’s Cole St. Claire. Furthermore, the senior was one of just two players from the Big 12 to earn first-team honors along with Texas outfielder Kyle Russell.


Edwards had a solid 2007 campaign as he registered a 3-0 record with a 2.27 ERA and 11 saves, tying David Johnson’s single-season school record set in 1997. Edwards was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 27th round of the 2007 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, but opted to return for his senior season at K-State. He is just six saves away from tying Johnson (1994-97) for the school’s career saves record with 18.


Kansas State begins its 108th season of baseball with a four-game stretch starting Feb. 22, 2008, in Berkeley, Calif., against California and Santa Clara.