CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – First year Henry Ford was named a First Team Freshman All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). Ford is the fourth UVA player ever to garner First Team honors from the organization.

Ford, a member ACC All-Freshman team, has started all but two games this season for the Cavaliers and put together one of the best first-year campaigns in program history. Over 59 games he’s batting .339 (83-for-245) with 13 doubles, 17 homers and 68 RBI. The Charlottesville native has set the program record for the most home runs, RBI, runs scored (60) and total bases (149) by a freshman. He is three hits shy of matching Steven Proscia’s all-time mark of 86 in 2009.

Amongst NCAA freshmen, he ranks in the top-10 in hits (t-3rd), RBI (3rd), home runs (5th) and runs scored (9th) going into College World Series play.

On April 4 against then-No. 10 North Carolina, Ford mashed three homers in one game, including a grand slam, game-tying shot and go-ahead blast in a 14-11 come-from-behind UVA victory. It marked the first three home run game by a Cavalier since Dan Street in 2002 and only the fifth time in program history that a player has hit three home runs in a single game.

Ford joins Griff O’Ferrall (2022), Joe McCarthy (2013) and Danny Hultzen (2009) as the only players in program history to claim First Team NCBWA All-Freshman honors.