Deming named ABCA All-West Region
GREENSBORO, North Carolina — Postseason awards keep rolling in for BYU senior Austin Deming who was today named to the ABCA/Rawlings NCAA D1 All-West Region Second Team.
The Cougar third baseman was previously named West Coast Conference Co-Player of the Year, NCBWA District 8 Player of the Year and was recognized as Third Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball. Deming was also a semifinalist for the prestigious Dick Howser Trophy, awarded annually by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association to the nation’s top college baseball player.
The 2023 American Baseball Coaches Association All-Region Teams were announced for eight geographical regions and were voted on by members of the ABCA under the direction of the ABCA NCAA DI All-America Committee.
Deming is one of 27 student-athletes representing Arizona, California, Oregon, Utah and Washington who were honored as part of the All-West Region First or Second Team. He was the only representative from the state of Utah and was joined by three student-athletes from other WCC schools, including Diego Barrera of LMU and Ryan Johnson and Jack Basseer of Pepperdine.
Deming of Santa Clara, Utah, won the WCC regular-season triple crown with a league-leading .418 batting average, 19 home runs and 68 RBI during the 2023 season.
He led the WCC in nine offensive categories during the 2023 regular season. In addition to batting average, home runs and RBI, he also led the league in slugging (.915), total bases (151), hits per game (1.68), RBI per game (1.66), home runs per game (.46) and doubles per game (.56).
Nationally, Deming finished the regular season ranked top 10 in seven offensive categories, including, No. 1 in doubles per game, slugging (2nd), RBI per game (4th), HR per game (6th), batting average (9th), doubles (9th) and hits per game (10th).
A two-time First Team All-WCC honoree, Deming played in 171 games in his BYU career from 2019-23. Over the past two seasons he was named WCC Player of the Week three times and was recognized as national player of the week by four different organizations on April 7 during the 2023 season.
In addition to all the success on the field, Deming graduated from BYU in April 2023 with a degree in communications, with a journalism emphasis.
Since 1961, 68 BYU baseball players have been named All-Region by the ABCA, including former All-American Michael Rucker who is in his third season with the Chicago Cubs.
BYU third baseman Austin Deming was selected by the Houston Astros in the 10th round of the 2023 MLB Draft at Lumen…