MORGANTOWN — Justin Jenkins, West Virginia University’s senior left fielder, was named Wednesday to the Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I All-America third team by Collegiate Baseball.

The Ridgeley native, who recently signed a free-agent contract with the Cleveland Indians, was one of the best hitters WVU ever had.

Coach Greg Van Zant said, “His numbers speak for themselves.”

In just three years of competition here, Jenkins set eight school records. Topping those was a 38-game hitting streak, longest ever by a Big East player and 10th longest in NCAA history.

Jenkins finished the 2007 season with a .372 batting average, 21 doubles and 11 home runs. He was named a second time to the all-Big East first team.

Shortstop Todd Frazier of Big East champion Rutgers earned a spot on the All-America first team. He posted a .379 average with 22 home runs and 64 RBI.

Louisville’s Logan Johnson and Boomer Whiting, like Jenkins, made the All-America third team. Johnson batted .372, while Whiting led the NCAA in stolen bases with 69.

Jenkins is the first Mountaineer to receive All-America status in nine years. Outfielder Joe McNamee made the American Baseball Coaches Association’s third team in 1998.

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