All-American honors again for Manoah

WVU pitcher picks up fourth first-team pick

MORGANTOWN — Already with the most First Team All-America accolades in program history, West Virginia University junior right-handed starter Alek Manoah has been recognized to a fourth first team, as the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association announced their All-America teams on Wednesday afternoon.

The first player in WVU history with more than two All-America first-team honors, Manoah has doubled the program’s all-time number of first team accolades in the past two weeks, from four to eight. Earlier on Wednesday, he was recognized by Perfect Game, after Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America named Manoah to their All-America first teams on May 30 and June 10, respectively.

A Miami native, Manoah is the fourth player in program history to be named a first team All-American and the second to earn multiple first team awards.

The 21st Mountaineer to earn All-America honor, Manoah’s NCBWA distinction is the 51st overall All-America accolade in West Virginia history and the eighth first team. He joins Bill Marovic (1964), Chris Enochs (twice in 1997) and Jedd Gyorko (2010) as WVU’s All-America first-team honorees.

Eighteen of West Virginia’s 51 total All-America accolades have come since 2015 and 19 have been since coach Randy Mazey arrived in Morgantown in 2013.

Manoah’s four All-America accolades are the latest in a long list of postseason honors. Last week, he was named the NCBWA District 2 Player of the Year and a finalist for the Dick Howser Trophy.

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