KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Lindsey Wilson College junior Leandro Perez has been named a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Baseball Honorable Mention All-American, NAIA officials announced on Monday.
Perez -- the 2012 Mid-South Conference player of the year -- concluded the 2012 season hitting .387 with a .543 slugging percentage. His 61 runs led the MSC and ranked seventh in the NAIA this season. Perez's 94 hits also led the Mid-South this season.
The Santiago, Dominican Republic, native is one of 35 honorable mention selections.
Perez helped the Blue Raiders to a program-record 43 wins in 2012 and the program's first-ever MSC regular season title and its first appearance in the NAIA National Tournament.
Perez becomes the fifth LWC baseball student-athlete to earn NAIA All-American honors.
The NAIA All-American teams were selected by the NAIA-American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-America Selection Committee.