Tampa's Preston Tucker named to preseason All-America team
As a freshman last season, Tucker was chosen as the NCBWA Freshman Hitter of the Year, a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball newspaper and was a Freshman All-American by
Baseball America, the NCBWA and Rivals.com.
The 2009 SEC Co-Freshman of the Year, Tucker earned the Gators’ “Triple Crown” by leading the team in batting average (.364), runs batted in (85) and home runs (15). His total of 85 RBI was a single-season school record and eclipsed the previous mark of 80 set by Ryan Shealy during the 2002 campaign. He also led the team in slugging percentage (.628), multiple-hit (27) and multiple-RBI games (23), as well as total bases (152).