UNCW’s Casey Golden named to All-America team

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The honors continue to roll in for UNCW baseball player Casey Golden.

Collegiate Baseball named the senior outfielder second-team All-America.

Last week Golden earned Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year honors.

Golden, who was also a first-team All-CAA selection for the first time this season, tied UNCW’s single-season home run record of 21 while also scoring 55 runs in the leadoff spot in the lineup for the Seahawks.

Golden extends UNCW’s All-America streak to three straight seasons, joining Nick Feight, Brian Mims and Ryan Foster in 2016 and Jordan Ramsey in 2015. Golden was a freshman All-America in 2014 and earned All-Colonial honors in each of his four seasons.

The Siler City native finished his career in a tie with Bryan Britt (1994-96) for UNCW’s all-time lead with 40 home runs. Golden finished ranked among UNCW’s all-time leaders in 11 different categories.

During his senior season, Golden became the 23rd Seahawk to collect 200 career hits and was second on the club with 21 multi-hit games and 12 multi-RBI games. He was a two-time CAA Player of the Week.

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