Deming named All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association
DALLAS — BYU third baseman Austin Deming has been named Third Team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
Deming won the WCC regular-season triple crown with a league-leading .418 batting average, 19 home runs and 68 RBI during the 2023 season.
The Santa Clara, Utah native 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). He was semifinalist for the prestigious Dick Howser Trophy, awarded annually by the NCBWA to the nation’s top college baseball player.
A two-time All-WCC honoree, Deming played in 171 games in his BYU career from 2019-23. As a junior in 2022 he was named First Team All-WCC. Over the past two seasons he was named WCC Player of the Week three time and was recognized as national player of the week by four different organizations on April 7 of this season.
In addition to the success on the field, Deming graduated from BYU in April 2023 with a degree in communications, with a journalism emphasis.
Deming is the 32nd BYU baseball player to be named All-American and the first since right-handed pitcher Michael Rucker was named third team by Collegiate Baseball and the NCBWA in 2016. Rucker is currently 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…