Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks senior outfielder/right-handed pitcher Bruce Cameron was selected to the 2009 D3baseball.com Preseason All-America Second Team, it was announced by D3baseball.com managing editor Jim Dixon.
Cameron, a 6-foot, 175-pound native of Houston, Texas, was named to the preseason list as a utility player. In 2008, he hit .410 with 14 homers and 49 RBI. He posted a .827 slugging percentage, .500 on-base percentage and had 115 total bases. He was among the top ten in the ASC in all of the aforementioned categories. On the mound, he went 5-1 with a 3.35 ERA in 48.1 innings of work.
He earned Second Team All-America honors from D3baseball.com in 2008, and was voted All-Conference at three different positions. He was also named to the Rawlings/ABCA All-West Region Second Team.
The preseason team, published annually by D3baseball.com, named a total of 34 players to two 13-man teams and an eight-man honorable mention list. Cameron was one of just two ASC players to make the preseason team.
The Eagles open the season February 3 at home against Hendrix College.
C: Sean Killeen, Trinity (Conn.)
1B: Sean Claugherty, St. Scholastica
2B: Randy Boyle, Salisbury
3B: John Wagle, Augustana
SS: Brian Kolb, Wheaton (Ill.)
OF: Brian Youchak, Johns Hopkins
OF: Hunter Owen, Millsaps
OF: Mike Guadango, William Paterson
DH: Chris Dunham, Thiel
UTL: Shawn Gilblair, Eastern Connecticut State
P: Wayde Kitchens, Chapman
P: Blake Booher, Texas-Tyler
P: Jeremiah Bayer, Trinity (Conn.)
C: Brock Whiteman, Muskingum
1B: Drew Hedman, Pomona-Pitzer
2B: Mike Gerdes, St. Joseph’s-LI
3B: Kevin Zalnis, UW-Whitewater
SS: Dan Kaczrowski, Hamline
OF: Anthony D’Alfonso, Southern Maine
OF: Andrew Fuiten, Webster
OF: Eric Boylan, Thiel
DH: Andrew Miller, Salisbury
UTL: Bruce Cameron, Ozarks
P: Adam Gingras, Wheaton (Mass.)
P: Matt Tone, Cortland State
P: Jeremy Rubens, UW-Oshkosh
Honorable Mention: 1B: Brad Demmin, UW-Oshkosh, 2B: Wes White, Jr., Waynesburg; SS: Trae Bailey, Christopher Newport; 2B/OF: Alex Raetzloff, Webster; DH: Rick Porcaro, Benedictine: P: Steve Matre, Mt. St. Joseph; Peter Burg, St. Scholastica; Eric Willey, Salisbury.