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Published December 13 2012

NDSU’s Colwell named to preseason All-America third team

FARGO – North Dakota State center fielder Tim Colwell was named to the National College Baseball Writers Association’s Preseason All-America third team.

Colwell led the Bison with a .381 batting average, 244 at-bats, 93 hits, 62 runs, nine triples, 12 stolen bases, 25 walks, a .438 on-base percentage and a .512 slugging percentage.

In the NCAA Division I statistics, Colwell ranked 31st in batting average, 26th in runs scored, 20th in total hits, and third in triples. He led the Summit League in all four categories.

Colwell had a 34-game on-base streak during the 2012 season including a 13-game hitting streak. He twice tied the NDSU single-game record with five hits at Northern Colorado and at Western Illinois.