May 30, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC - George Washington senior shortstop Michael Parker (Newton, MA/Newton South) has been named to the Louisville Slugger All-American third-team, it was announced on Wednesday by Collegiate Baseball.
The teams were chosen based on performances up to the regional playoffs and picked by the staff of the Collegiate Baseball newspaper.
Parker, a member of the 2007 Atlantic 10 All-Conference first-team, batted .373 with 60 RBI, 22 doubles and 10 home runs. Overall, he ranked in the league's top-five in eight separate offensive categories. In his last season at GW, he finished first on the team in slugging percentage (.604), on-base percentage (.434) and hits (84) and was second in home runs.
Parker was selected as conference Player of the Week on April 23, for a four-game stretch in which he recorded at least one hit, one RBI and one run scored in all four games, and had two four-hit performances. The team's 2007 MVP finished his four-year career ranked seventh all-time at GW with 47 doubles and 10th with 43 stolen bases.
George Washington was 23-31-1 overall in 2007 and 14-13 in the A-10, finishing just one spot out of the conference tournament, despite ending the year with a season-best six-game winning streak. It was their 14th straight season with at least 20 wins.