CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia third baseman Jake Gelof earned his fifth and sixth All-America honors after getting nods from Baseball America and D1Baseball.com. It marks the second-straight season UVA has produced a consensus All-American.
Gelof has collected All-America accolades from ABCA/Rawlings (Second Team), Baseball America (Third Team), Collegiate Baseball Newspaper (Third Team), D1Baseball.com (Third Team), NCBWA (Third Team) and Perfect Game (Second Team) after a historic 2022 season.
Last season former teammate Andrew Abbott was recognized as an All-American by every major college baseball media outlet. Abbott was the first Virginia consensus All-American since Adam Haseley in 2017. Gelof is the first UVA sophomore since Danny Hultzen to garner All-America honors from four or more outlets.
Gelof broke the school record for RBI with 81, the sixth-most nationally and second-most in the ACC. The Cavalier third baseman was a semifinalist for both the Golden Spikes Award and the Dick Howser Trophy, two of College Baseball’s most coveted honors. Gelof batted a team-best .377 and hit 21 home runs, one shy of the single-season program record. He accumulated 162 total bases, the fourth-most school history and sported a slugging percentage of .764, the 10th highest in the country.