2012 NIC All-Fraternity All-American Baseball Teams
The North-American Interfraternity Conference is pleased to announce its 2012 selections from all NCAA divisions. Included among our first, second and third All-American teams are College World Series competitors, Academic All-Americans, statistically-ranked leaders and players selected in the major league baseball draft. The first three teams feature players from 14 different NIC groups. Nominations were provided by various NIC member fraternity headquarters, Greek advisors, college sports information directors, individuals via the NIC website and research by Jay Langhammer. To review the leading fraternity players and coaches, click here.
A Great Week for Sigma Nu’s Pat Riley
On Tuesday, June 19th, Pat Riley (Sigma Nu at Kentucky) was named the fifth recipient of the 2012 Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the National Basketball Coaches Association. The third winner of the Daly award, in 2010, was another Sigma Nu alumnus, Tex Winter, who served as an assistant coach when Riley was the head coach of the National Basketball Association's Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat. In his current role as president of the Heat, Riley saw his team beat the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, June 21st, to win their first NBA title since he led them to the 2006 championship as head coach.
Two Greek Country Stars’ Brothers of the Sun Tour is Underway
The "cover story" in the June 18th USA Today Life section focuses on Lambda Chi Alpha's Kenny Chesney, whose new album/CD "Welcome to the Fishbowl" is in stores on the 19th. He and longtime friend Tim McGraw of Pi Kappa Alpha began their three month Brothers of the Sun tour recently and Chesney said "In all the years I've been doing this, I've never launched a tour and a record at the same time." Chesney's 55 shows in 2011 grossed $84.6 million, according to Billboard Boxscore, and the new tour with McGraw requires 283 crew members, more than 80 tractor-trailers and 20 buses. One of the highlights of the new Chesney CD is a duet with McGraw on Feel Like a Rock Star.
Last Chance to Nominate Baseball Players for the 2012 All-Fraternity All-American Teams
We are still taking nominations of standout collegiate players and head coaches from any NCAA or NAIA division. Click here for the latest Watch list of current nominees from NIC member fraternities. The final selections will be announced during the College World Series and names of players not on our Watch list need to be submitted by June 22nd to Jay Langhammer via e-mail Jlangha132@aol.com.