Junior first baseman Nic Ready of Air Force baseball was named 2018 District 8 Player of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). Ready is the first Air Force player to earn the honor.
Ready, who recently earned All-American honors by Collegiate Baseball News and First-Team All-Mountain West Baseball honors, is coming off a banner junior season where he leads the conference with 20 home runs and 74 RBIs. Both totals rank second all-time in a season at Air Force. The Dallas, Texas, native batted .341 on the season. He also led the conference with 12 home runs and 42 RBI in conference play, both of which are school MW season records. Ready also had a team-best 30 game hitting streak and 38-game reached base streak. The junior ranked first in the MW in seven categories overall and in conference play.
He is a three-time All-MW selection, the 2016 MW co-Freshman of the Year, a 2016 Freshman All-American and 2018 Preseason All-American.
NCBWA Release: http://www.sportswriters.net/ncbwa/news/2018/players180608.html
Nic Ready Accolades
NCBWA District 8 Player of the Year
Collegiate Baseball News Div. I All-American Team - Third Team 1B
Collegiate Baseball News Div. I Preseason All-American Team - Second Team 1B
All-Mountain West First Team 1B
All-Mountain West Second Team First Base
Academic All-Mountain West
NCBW Freshman All-American - First-Team DH
Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American - First-Team 3B/DH
Mountain West co-Freshman of the Year
All-Mountain West Second Team 3B/DH