Clarksville, Ark.-Senior baseball players Shawn Adams and Chance Lawless were named to the 2002 Verizon Academic All-America Baseball All-District VI First Team, announced yesterday by Verizon District VI coordinator Tim Clark.
Adams, a 5-10, 180-pound outfielder from Lafayette, Louisiana, hit .374 with 18 RBI and had a conference-high 21 stolen bases this season. He also tallied a team-best 43 hits. Adams was one of only thirteen players selected to the All-American Southwest Conference team, which consists of players from the East and West division. He also earned a spot on the All-ASC East Division first team this season. Adams is a three-time All-ASC player and earned U of O’s Outstanding Senior Biology Award this year. Lawless, a 5-11, 175-pound designated hitter from Rattan, Oklahoma, hit .312 with 25 RBI and recorded a team-best 13 doubles this season. Lawless was named to the All-ASC East Division first team this season. He has been an All-ASC player three times during his career. Lawless received U of O’s Outstanding Senior Chemistry Award this year. Both Adams and Lawless are three-time ASC All-Academic selections. To be eligible for Verizon Academic All-America honors, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for his/her career.