White wins ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award

White wins ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Ben White raked all year and now he's getting recognition for his glove work.

White was named to the 2015 NCAA Division III ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Team after committing just one error in 420 chances for a .998 fielding percentage this season.

The Gold Glove Awards are presented annually by Rawlings and selected by the ABCA. These prestigious awards are chosen by the ABCA All-America Committee for each Division. All Gold Glove Award recipients distinguished themselves as the best defensive players at their respective positions throughout the course of the season.

The junior had a total of 400 putouts, had 19 assists and was a part of 29 double plays. He was perfect on the field in SCIAC play.

Earlier this week, White was named to the All-West Region Gold Glove Team as well as earning Second Team All-Region honors.

The full ABCA/Rawlings All-America and Gold Glove teams are below and at this link: http://abca.org/awards/all-americans/ncaa_div_iii/2015

The ABCA All-America team was first recognized in 1949 and now features nine divisions. The first ABCA NCAA Div. III All-America team was recognized in 1976. An archive is available at http://abca.org/awards/all-americans

Established in 1945, the ABCA is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 6,600 members represent all 50 states and 23 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, Junior College, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth. The 72nd annual ABCA Convention will be held Jan. 7-10, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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