Hillsboro, Kan. – Tabor College senior Adam McCormick and junior Art Corona were both honored by the NAIA as they received All-American honors for their performances this past season for the Bluejays baseball team.
McCormick (Pittsburg, Kan.) was named a First Team All-American after batting .441 with 82 hits including 16 doubles, one triple, and eight homeruns, to go along with 63 RBIs and 51 runs scored. He finished the year ranked fifth nationally in batting average, 20th in runs batted in, 21st in runs batted in per game at 1.105, 34th in slugging percentage at .667, 37th in total hits, 40th in total bases with 124, and 41st in hits per game at 1.439.
McCormick, the Bluejays everyday third baseman, was also a First Team All-KCAC selection after leading Tabor in batting average, RBIs and homeruns.
Corona (Los Angeles, Calif.) was named a Second Team All-American after batting .436, with 99 hits, including 24 doubles, four triples, and seven homeruns to go along with 50 RBIs and 79 runs scored. He finished the year ranked second nationally in runs scored per game at 1.339, third in hits per game at 1.678, third in runs scored, fourth in doubles, fifth in hits, ninth in batting average, 10th in total bases per game at 2.576, 12th in doubles per game at .407, 12th in total bases with 152, 23rd in total at bats with 227, 24th in total assists with 161, 30th in steal attempts with 35, 32nd in slugging percentage at .670, 36th in stolen bases with 28, 45th in assists per game at 2.729, 45th in bats per game at 3.847, and 46th in steal attempts per game at .593.
Corona, the Bluejays everyday second baseman, was also named the KCAC Player of the Year after leading Tabor in slugging percentage, hits, doubles, triples, and runs scored.
Both players helped Tabor win its first conference co-championship in 17 years. The team finished the 2012 season with a record of 21-7 in KCAC play and 44-15 overall reaching as high as No. 17 in the NAIA top 25 polls this year.
In addition to the KCAC conference co-championship, the Bluejays played and hosted their first ever opening round of the NAIA national tournament. The Bluejays fell just one game short of reaching the NAIA World Series, losing in the championship game to Rogers State University by the score of 7-3. Rogers State would advance to the NAIA World Series championship game before falling to eventual champion Tennessee Wesleyan College.