Poythress named 2nd team All American team

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Monday June 1, 2009

ATHENS-----Georgia junior first baseman Rich Poythress has been named
to the Louisville Slugger TPX All-America Second Team, it was
announced by Collegiate Baseball.

Poythress finished the season with a .376 average, 25 home runs and a
single season school record 86 RBI. He became the first player in
Georgia history to have two 70-RBI seasons and is the second player
in program history to have two three-home run games after launching
three homers in the Bulldogs 24-8 win over Ohio State in the
Tallahassee Regional.

The Grovetown, Ga., native is second on Georgia's career RBI list
with 185 and fifth on the career home runs list with 43. He helped
guide the Bulldogs to a 38-24 record in 2009 and the program's first
in-season No.1 ranking.

Poythress was named first team All-SEC and a semifinalist for the
Dick Howser Trophy and the Golden Spikes Award. He was also named to
the SEC's All-Defensive Team.