Parr named Big Ten MVP

Parr named Big Ten MVP

Illinois senior Justin Parr was named Big Ten Player of the Year today. The outfielder, a Dick Howser Trophy semifinalist, finished the regular season leading the conference in batting average (.415), hits (85), RBI (51) and on-base percentage (.472), while ranking second in slugging (.610) in all games. Parr also earned  first-team All-Big Ten recognition.

Also, Kevin Duchene became the second Illinois player to earn Freshman of the Year honors and first since Bubba Smith in 1989. The left-hander finished the Big Ten slate ranked third in ERA (1.74) and fourth in opponent's batting average (.218). Duchene is also a unanimous All-Freshman Team pick.

Also, shortstop Thomas Lindauer was named first-team All-Big Ten. More coming on HQ.


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