Kansas City, Mo. -- The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the 2016 Baseball All-America Teams and Alfredo Bohorquez earned Honorable Mention All-American honors.
The teams are selected by the NAIA-Baseball Coaches Association All-America Committee. A group 34 individuals were named to the first and second teams, while an additional 34 student-athletes received honorable mention honors.
Alfredo Bohorquez becomes the first Patriot Baseball player to be named an All-American since St. Catharine joined the NAIA in 2008-09.
The All-America selection caps off a stellar season for Bohorquez on the diamond. The Maracaibo, Venezuela native was named the Mid-South Conference Player of the Year and also was a MSC All-Conference first team selection.
Bohorquez wrapped up his junior campaign playing in all 57 games while starting in 56 of those contest.
The shortstop hit a team best .340 at the plate while also leading the team in triples (11), runs scored (49) and stolen bases (35). Bohorquez also collected 64 hits and 98 total bases during the 2016 season.
Bohorquez led the conference in both triples and stolen bases, while he ranks second in runs scored. He also ranked fifth in the league with a .449 on base percentage, while his .340 batting average ranked 10th in the Mid-South.
Bohorquez – who at one point in the season was leading the nation in triples – finished the season ranked third in the NAIA. His 35 swipes on the season ranked 12th in the nation, while his 42 attempts ranks 10th.The first and second teams are also recognized as ABCA/Rawlings All-Americans by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings Sporting Goods. The ABCA began recognizing All-Americans in 1949 and named the first ABCA NAIA All-America team in 1969.