LUBBOCK, Texas ? Former Kentucky star slugger Ryan Strieby has been tabbed one of the 2006 All-Americans named to the College Baseball Foundation and Hall of Fame?s annual ?Hall of Fame Spotlight.? The list highlights standout college baseball players, recently completing their eligibility, who have the most potential to one day be inducted into the new College Baseball Hall of Fame in Lubbock, Texas.

Strieby, the 2006 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year, blasted 20 home runs and drove in a school-record 77 RBI in leading UK to the school?s first ever SEC Championship. The 6-foot-6 first basemen lead the team in batting average (.343), slugging percentage (.704), and on-base percentage (.473), while playing in all 61 games. Strieby was a fourth-round draft selection of the American League Champion Detroit Tigers in the June Major League Baseball draft.

The CBF Hall of Fame Spotlight focuses on players who attained 2006 first-team All-America status on at least one of the five major teams as chosen by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, College Baseball Foundation, American Baseball Coaches Association, Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball. Factors such as level of competition, statistics and team success all play a part in these selections.

To qualify for the College Baseball Hall of Fame, a player must have earned first-team All-America status; those players who have attained this level of recognition are then eligible for College Baseball Hall of Fame consideration five years after their college playing career ends, and immediately after their potential professional baseball career concludes.

Joining Strieby on the team are three of the most dominating pitchers from 2006 ? first-round draft picks Brad Lincoln of Houston, Andrew Miller of North Carolina, and fourth-round pick Eddie Degerman of Rice.

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