ELON, N.C. -- Former NW Guilford Viking and Elon junior catcher Alex Swim was named as one of the 12 members of the 2012 North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association's (NCCSIA) University Division All-State Team on Thursday.
Swim was a first-team All-Southern Conference pick after he led the Phoenix with a .357 batting average in 2012. The Greensboro, N.C., native struck out just 13 times in 241 at bats this year. He also scored 39 runs, had 11 doubles, one triple, three homers and 45 RBI while starting all 59 of Elon's contests in 2012. During his junior season Swim put together a 25-game hitting streak, including back-to-back five-hit games. He was drafted in the 36th round of the recent Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals.
In his three seasons with the Phoenix, Swim has hit .316 with 113 runs scored, 36 doubles, five triples, five home runs and 118 RBI. His 222 hits rank ninth in Elon's history.
Founded in 2002, NCCSIA is comprised of sports information professionals from North Carolina's NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions for the purpose of promoting college athletics in the state. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with a college, university or conference located in North Carolina whose responsibilities include sports information.
2012 NCCSIA All-State Baseball Team (University Division)
SP - Tyler McSwain (Sr.; UNC Wilmington)
SP - Carlos Rodon (Fr.; NC State)
RP - Preston Hatcher (Jr.; Western Carolina)
C - Alex Swim (Jr.; Elon)
INF - Chris Diaz (Jr.; NC State)
INF - Michael Felton (Jr.; Campbell)
INF - Ross Heffley (Sr.; Western Carolina)
INF - Trea Turner (Fr.; NC State)
OF - Shane Brown (Sr.; Charlotte)
OF - Ryan Mathews (Sr.; NC State)
OF - Thomas Pope (Sr.; UNC Wilmington)
DH - Jake Kirkland (Jr.; Campbell)
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