Cal Poly second baseman Matt Jensen earned a third freshman All-American honor, this time from Baseball America on Wednesday.
Jensen, a first-team choice, joined three other Big West Conference players, all from Cal State Fullerton, selected by the Baseball America staff.
Jensen has already been named to the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper’s 2009 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Team and the 2009 Pro-Line Athletic/National College Baseball Writers Association Division I Freshman All-American First Team.
He also landed a spot on the 2009 American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings Sporting Goods Division I West Region First Team last week.
Jensen was hitting .375 before a fractured collarbone ended his 2009 baseball season. He earned Big West Conference Freshman Player of the Year honors and was named to the All-Big West first team despite missing the final 15 games on Cal Poly’s schedule.
Drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 11th round of the 2008 MLB draft, Jensen decided to continue his baseball career at Cal Poly.
Jensen helped lead Cal Poly to a 37-21 record and its first ever Division I Postseason appearance but was unable to play in the Mustangs’ defeats to Oral Roberts and Kent State.