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May 31, 2004

Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina senior catcher Landon Powell has been named to the 2004 Sports Weekly All-America team. The senior from New Hill, N.C. is batting .356 on the year with 19 HR and 64 RBI. South Carolina has had at least one player earn All-American honors each of the last eight seasons under head coach Ray Tanner.

Powell, who was also named All-SEC for the second consecutive year, is a semifinalist for the Johnny Bench Award (best catcher) as well as a semifinalist for the Howser Award (nation’s top player). Powell has allowed just 22 stolen bases this season and owns a .997 fielding percentage behind the plate with just two errors. He is one of four players on the South Carolina team this season to start all 60 games for the Gamecocks.


C – Landon Powell, Sr. – South Carolina
1B – Billy Becher, Sr. – New Mexico State
2B – Jed Lowrie, So. – Stanford
3B – Alex Gordon – So. – Nebraska
SS – Dustin Pedroia – Jr. – Arizona State
OF – Chris Rahl – So. – William & Mary
OF – Jon Zeringue – Jr. – LSU
OF – Marshall Hubbard – Jr. – North Carolina
DH – Stephen Head – So. – Ole Miss
SP – Jered Weaver – Jr. – Long Beach State
SP – J.P. Howell – Jr. – Texas
SP – Phillip Humber – Jr. – Rice
RP – Blair Erickson – Fr. – UC Irvine


2004 – Landon Powell (C)
2003 – Brian Buscher (3B), David Marchbanks (LHP/SP)
2002 – Drew Meyer (SS), Yaron Peters (1B), Blake Taylor (RHP/RP)
2001 – Lee Gronkiewicz (RHP/RP), Tim Whittaker (C)
2000 – Scott Barber (RHP/RP), Peter Bauer (RHP/SP) Kip Bouknight (RHP/SP)
1999 – Brian Roberts (SS)
1998 – Ryan Bordenick (C), Kip Bouknight (RHP/SP), Mike Curry (OF), Adam Everett (SS)
1997 – Ryan Bordenick (C)