Collegiate Baseball named University of Georgia catcher Michael Curry a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American, the publication announced Wednesday.
A 5-11, 205-pound native of Gainesville, Ga., Curry led the Bulldogs and ranked third in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) with 11 home runs. He batted .262 and finished second on the club with 34 RBI. He posted a .990 fielding percentage in 395 total chances.
Curry’s home run total ranked fifth nationally for freshmen and was the most by a Bulldog rookie since 2004 when first baseman Josh Morris tallied 16. Last month, Curry was named to the Freshmen All-SEC team as voted on by the league coaches. During the season, he earned National Player of the Week honors from Collegiate Baseball and was twice a recipient of SEC Freshman of the Week honors as voted on by the league office.
Curry is the 25th Bulldog in school history to earn Freshman All-America honors and the first since pitcher Robert Tyler in 2014.
Currently, Curry is playing summer baseball in Virginia for the Strasburg Express of the Valley League. He is batting .350 (7-for-20) with two RBI through the first five games, and they are 4-1.