EUGENE – It is a clean sweep of All-America honors for Aaron Zavala. D1Baseball named Zavala a first-team selection as the designated hitter on Monday.
The D1Baseball honor made it six All-America honors for Zavala. He also earned first-team recognition from the ABCA, Baseball America, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America (NCBWA) and Perfect Game while claiming Collegiate Baseball second-team accolades. The Ducks outfielder is just the second Oregon D1Baseball All-American, joining David Peterson (2017) who was a first-team pick. Zavala and Peterson are also the only two Ducks ever to claim six different All-America honors in the same season. Zavala earned five first-team and one second-team honor, while Peterson claimed five first-team and one third-team selection.
Zavala, who has also been named the Pac-12 Conference and NCBWA District 9 Player of the Year, ended the season batting .392 with nine home runs, 38 RBI and 64 runs scored, while boasting a .525 on-base percentage and a .626 slugging percentage. He led the Ducks in batting average, runs, hits (78), slugging percentage, walks (50) and stolen bases (11). He set school records for on-base percentage, runs scored and walks.
Nationally after the regular season ended, the Keizer, Ore., native ranked second in the nation in OBP (.001 behind the national leader), seventh in base on balls, ninth in base on balls per game (0.96) and 18th in batting average. He led the Pac-12 Conference in on-base percentage, walks and base on balls per game, while ranking second in batting average, sixth in hits per game and seventh in slugging percentage and hits.
He ended the season being named to the Eugene Regional All-Tournament Team batting .333 (6-for-18) with two home runs, four RBI and six runs scored.
All-Time D1Baseball All-Americans
2021 – Aaron Zavala (DH)
2017 – David Peterson (SP)
Zavala 2021 Honors and Awards
- D1Baseball All-America First-Team All-America
- ABCA First-Team All-America
- Perfect Game First-Team All-America
- Baseball America First-Team All-America
- NCBWA First-Team All-America
- Collegiate Baseball Second-Team All-America
- NCBWA District 9 Player of the Year
- ABCA Division I First-Team West Region
- Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist
- Dick Howser Trophy Semifinalist
- Pac-12 Conference Player of the Year
- First-Team All-Pac-12 Conference