BOCA RATON, Fla. - Four different outlets released postseason baseball awards on Wednesday, with two Florida Atlantic University players represented twice each. Junior closer Zach Schneider earned NCBWA Second Team All-American honors; shortstop Tyler Frank was chosen Second Team All-American by D1Baseball; both are First Team All-Central Region awardees by ABCA/Rawlings; and Frank too was named Honorable Mention All-American by Perfect Game.
Schneider led Conference USA, and as of this writing is No. 7 among all Division I pitchers, with 15 saves. This year, his first with the squad, the Boca Raton native also posted a 7-1 record with a 2.61 ERA. That save mark is the second highest in program single-season history and already places Schneider third on FAU's all-time career list, while his seven wins ranked third on the team this year and sixth in C-USA.
Frank adds on to his lengthy resume of accolades with his second consecutive First Team All-Region honor, and his two All-American recognitions are his second and third this offseason, following a Third Team nod by Collegiate Baseball. One of the newest members of the Tampa Bay Rays' organization, as he agreed to terms this past weekend, Frank will leave FAU as one of the most decorated players in baseball program history.
The duo becomes the 44th and 45th All-Region honorees in the all-time FAU annals, while Schneider is now the program's 19th All-American, and along with Frank, among seven honored as such during John McCormack's tenure as head coach.