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Kivett earns third All-America honor



Kansas State’s Ross Kivett, Austin Fisher and Jared King were each named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-Midwest Region team Tuesday, while Kivett earned second team All-America honors from the organization.

Kivett and Fisher were first-team all-region honorees, while King was named to the second team. The three accolades were the most by K-State from the ABCA in a single year, while Kivett picked up the first All-America designation from the organization since Nick Martini in 2010.

The 2013 Big 12 Player of the Year, Kivett earned his third All-America honor this season, the most by a Wildcat since A.J. Morris garnered six in 2009. The second baseman finished his junior campaign with a .360 batting average, 15 doubles, four triples, three home runs and 39 RBIs. He played in every game during K-State’s season and finished in the top 10 of four offensive categories in single-season school history.

Fisher burst onto the scene as a sophomore by hitting a team-leading .361 with 20 doubles, three triples, two home runs and 38 RBIs in 60 games. An All-Big 12 First-Team selection, Fisher finished in the top 10 of the Big 12 in eight offensive categories and was a semifinalist for the Gregg Olsen Breakout Player of the Year Award.

King completed his junior year hitting .335 with 16 doubles, two triples, seven home runs and a team-high 53 RBIs. An All-Big 12 First-Team honoree, King finished the 2013 season in the top 10 of the Big 12 in 10 offensive categories.

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