MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State freshman shortstop Nick Goodwin was named to Collegiate Baseball’s Freshman All-America Team, the publication announced Wednesday.
The Overland Park, Kansas, product posted a slash line of .277/.355/.482 with 10 home runs, 13 doubles, 33 runs batted in and a team-high 14 stolen bases. Goodwin’s 10 homers tied K-State’s freshman record, as he matched Dylan Phillips’ mark set in 2019.
Goodwin put together 17 multi-hit games, including four three-hit efforts. His 14 steals ranked seventh in the Big 12 during the regular season and was tied for most among league freshmen.
Goodwin, a Big 12 All-Freshman Team selection and All-Big 12 Honorable Mention pick, started all 57 games in his initial campaign, with the last 32 starts coming at shortstop.
He was one of five Wildcats to reach double-digit home runs in helping the team hit a single-season program record 89 homers.
Goodwin is the third Freshman All-American under third-year head coach Pete Hughes, as K-State has had a Freshman All-America pick in each of the last three seasons (Connor McCullough, Jordan Wicks). Goodwin is the Wildcats’ 12th Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American and the 16th overall selection.
K-State finished the 2021 season with a 34-23 record, its highest win total since 45 in 2013. The Wildcats advanced to the semifinal round of the 2021 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship last week to mark their longest tournament run since making the title game in 2008.