May 28, 2009
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- University of New Mexico senior Mike Brownstein has been named to the Louisville Slugger All-American Team today as announced by Collegiate Baseball newspaper. The Lobo second baseman was named to the second team and was one of three Mountain West players honored by Louisville Slugger and Collegiate Baseball.
"It is an honor to be chosen as an All-American," said Brownstein. "I feel like it solidifies my career. With the moves and sacrifices I've made during my college career, it makes it all worth it."
Brownstein, the 2009 Mountain West Conference Player of the Year, finished his senior season hitting .414 with 101 hits, 23 doubles and 11 triples. The Tucson, Ariz., native also scored 72 runs, drove in 49 runs, walked 34 times and stole 20 bases. Brownstein started all 57 games in 2009, leading off and playing second in every Lobo game.
A two-time all-Mountain West Conference honoree, Brownstein will end his Lobo career on the UNM all-time season hits (101) and triples (11) list. In early May, Brownstein also was recognized for his work in the classroom when he was named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VI second team.