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UNCW's Nick Feight tags out a runner in Mount Pleasant, SC on May 27, 2016. Photo WCIV

WILMINGTON, NC (UNCWSPORTS.COM) — UNCW junior catcher Nick Feight, the reigning Colonial Athletic Association Player-of-the-Year and six-time All-America, was named first-team preseason All-America by Collegiate Baseball.

Feight is coming off a strong season in which he tied school records with 24 doubles and 21 home runs and set a school-record with 91 runs batted in while hitting .349 and starting all 60 games in 2016.

Nationally, Feight paced the NCAA averaging 1.52 runs batted in per game while ranking second in home runs. He also was in the top-10 in total double (ninth, 24), home runs (second, 21), home runs per game (fifth, 0.35), total runs batted in (first, 91), slugging percentage (fourth, .726) and total bases (second, 175).

The Seahawks, who return seven positional starts who made at least 35 starts, open their 2017 season on Feb. 17, 2017, against George Mason. Season tickets are on sale at UNCWsports.com/BuyTickets.

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