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Two Hawkeye Baseball players earn 1st Team Big Ten Honors

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Iowa senior shortstop Nick Roscetti and senior outfielder Joel Booker were named first-team All-Big Ten honorees for the 2016 season.

 The Hawkeyes have had a first-team selection in three straight seasons for the first time since 2005-07 and Roscetti and Booker are the first Iowa duo to earn first-team recognition in the same season since Jason White (shortstop) and Travis Sweet (outfielder) in 2007.

 Roscetti became the second Iowa shortstop in three seasons to earn first-team All-Big Ten honors.


Roscetti has a team-leading 24 multi-hit and 11 multi RBI games. He is hitting .312 with 68 hits, 35 runs, and a team-best 37 RBIs, and has hit safely in 38 games.  Defensively, Roscetti has committed just five errors in 229 chances for a .978 fielding percentage, and he has just three errors in his last 47 games.

 Booker has enjoyed a breakout senior season to become the first Hawkeye outfielder since 2009 (Ryan Durant) to earn first-team All-Big Ten honors.  On the season, he is hitting .344 with 74 hits, 43 runs, and 32 RBIs and he has 24 extra base hits, including 17 doubles -- tied for the eighth-most in school history.



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