ORU's Ausua Named Preseason All-American

Oral Roberts' Miguel Ausua
Oral Roberts' Miguel Ausua

Collegiate Baseball All-Americans Release 

TUCSON, Ariz. (oruathletics.com) -- Oral Roberts senior pitcher Miguel Ausua was named to the 2018 Collegiate Baseball Pre-Season All-American team as announced by the newspaper Monday.

Ausua, a second-team All-American at the end of the 2017 campaign by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, finished his junior season with an 11-3 record. His 11 wins ranked third in all of NCAA Division I baseball as the Peñuelas, Puerto Rico, native was honored as The Summit League Pitcher of the Year and a First Team All-Summit League selection.

The lefty posted a conference-best, 1.65 earned run average, which was seventh in the nation, and was picked as the Summit League Championship MVP. He allowed only one earned run over his final 38 innings of work, including a stretch of 36.2 scoreless frames, through the NCAA Fayetteville Regional.

Through 35 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 100,000 at eight institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University with the University of North Dakota becoming an official member on July 1, 2018. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced nine NCAA Champions along with over 90 Academic All-Americans, nearly 100 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague.


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