Graul Named First Team All-ECAC

DANBURY, Conn. - University of Pennsylvania junior Tim Graul has been named to the All-ECAC First Team, as announced by the Eastern College Athletic Conference earlier this week.

The honor comes following an outstanding season for the Quaker who was also named the Ivy League Player of the Year.

Graul capped off the season on a 14-game hit streak in which he batted .534 with five home runs, 11 doubles, and 19 RBIs. Overall, he was first in the Ivy League in home runs (8), RBIs (35), doubles (21), hits (59), slugging percentage (.642), and at-bats (162), and second in batting average (.364), leading to a unanimous selection. The junior's 21 doubles are tied for the second-best single-season performance in program history with Rich Lombardi in 1984, and his 59 hits are tied for sixth with Glenn Partridge in 1976. Against the Ivy League, Graul hit .432 and tallied six of his eight home runs.

Penn finished the season 19-22 overall and 10-10 in the Ivy League. They’ll return 28 players, including Graul, for the 2016-17 academic year.