Alejandro Figueredo Named All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

TUSCON, Ariz. – After putting up one of the best seasons at the plate in FGCU history, junior Alejandro Figueredo has been named a third-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, announced Thursday. This is the first time since 2017 that an Eagle has received All-American honors.

“Alejandro had an incredible season for us,” said head coach Dave Tollett. “Hitting nearly .400 with double-digit home runs and over 60 RBI are not numbers you see every year in college baseball. Congratulations to Figgy, he wholeheartedly deserves this recognition.”

Figueredo started all 58 games for the Eagles this season and hit .392 with 13 home runs, 21 doubles, 62 RBI, and 49 runs scored en route to being named All-ASUN First Team . He is also currently ninth in the NCAA with 91 hits while his batting average is top-20. Figueredo’s .659 slugging percentage also led the Eagles by over 30 points. 

The Venezula native becomes just the sixth Eagle in FGCU’s Division I era to earn All-American status, joining Chirs Sale (2010), Mike Murray (2014), Jake Noll (2014, 2016), Nick Rivera (2015, 2017), and Richie Garcia (2017). Jason Cooper and Jason Louwsma were also named All-Americans in 2005 when the Eagles were Division II.

 

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COACH TOLLETT

FGCU coach Dave Tollett currently owns a 671-407-3 overall record (.623) and a 226-128 (.641) record in the ASUN. He is the only head coach in the program’s history and led the program to its first trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2017. He is a five-time ASUN Coach of the Year and has guided the Green and Blue to five ASUN Regular Season Championships and one ASUN Tournament Championship. His team has been ranked nationally on several occasions, including as high as No. 9 in the country in 2017, and has coached 58 all-conference selections, 33 draft picks, three current major leaguers, 13 current minor leaguers, four ASUN Pitchers of the Year, four All-Americans, three ASUN Players of the Year, one National Freshman Player of the Year, one National Player of the Year and one seven-time MLB All-Star.

 

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ABOUT FGCU

FGCU teams have combined to win an incredible 92 conference regular season and tournament titles in just 14+ seasons at the Division I level. Additionally, in just 10 seasons of D-I postseason eligibility, the Eagles have had a combined 45 teams or individuals compete in NCAA championships. Eight FGCU programs have earned a top-25 national ranking in their respective sport – including women’s basketball (No. 20, 2021-22), beach volleyball (No. 20, 2022) and both men’s soccer (2018, 2019) and women’s soccer (2018) as three of the most recent. In 2016-17, the Green and Blue posted a department-best sixth-place finish in the DI-AAA Learfield Directors’ Cup and top-100 showing nationally, ahead of several Power-5 and FBS institutions. In 2018-19, the Eagles had an ASUN and state of Florida best seven teams earn the NCAA’s Public Recognition Award for their Academic Progress Rate in their sport. FGCU also collectively earned a record 3.50 GPA in the classroom in the fall 2020 semester and has outperformed the general University undergraduate population for 25 consecutive semesters. The past five semesters (Fall 2019 – Fall 2021) each saw another milestone reached as all 15 programs achieved a 3.0-or-higher team GPA in each. The Eagles also served an all-time high 7,200 volunteer hours in 2017 – being recognized as one of two runners-up for the inaugural NACDA Community Service Award presented by the Fiesta Bowl.