June 5, 2013

TUSCON, Ariz. – After a tremendous rookie season, University of Richmond Spiders OF Tanner Stanley was named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America team on Wednesday.

Stanley is the 10th player in program history to earn the honor and the third in the last five years, joining LHP Zak Sterling (2012) and INF Adam McConnell (2009).  Along with the All-America honor, Stanley was named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year as well as First-Team All-Atlantic 10.

Stanley made an immediate impact for the Spiders in 2013, being the only player to start all 55 games for Richmond this season.  Offensively, Stanley was third on the team with a .308 batting average and led the team with 17 doubles and 38 RBI.  Stanley led all Atlantic 10 freshmen in doubles, RBI and runs scored (42) and ranked third overall in the league in doubles.

A standout defensively as well, Stanley was a force in right field for the Spiders, making only one error all year while totaling seven assists.  The Maitland, Fla. native was the only freshman to make either of the A-10’s all-conference teams.