Hope College leftfielder Ryan Konkle proved to be one of the most productive hitters in the country this season.
The senior from Marshall, Michigan (Marshall HS) has earned NCAA Division III All-America recognition from the American Baseball Coaches Association and D3Baseball.com for his play.
Konkle is one of 64 players overall to receive national plaudits from D3Baseball.com and 16 second-team honorees.
Konkle is one of 45 players to receive national recognition from the ABCA and 15 second-teams.
Konkle is the Flying Dutchmen’s third baseball All-American. He joins Ron Venhuizen (first team in 1963) and Paul Terpstra (second team in 1965).
Konkle is the Flying Dutchmen’s first D3baseball.com All-American.
Konkle was ranked seventh in Division III heading into the College World Series this week with 59 RBI and 10th in the nation with a .447 batting average.
Konkle helped the Flying Dutchmen post a 25-19 overall record this season while setting single-season school records with 68 hits, 17 doubles and 59 RBI. He was the first Hope baseball player to reach the 50-RBI mark.
Konkle was eligible for consideration after becoming Hope’s second D3Baseball.com all-region player. Adam Clements received all-region recognition from the website in 2012.
Konkle was named to the 2016 All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association First Team.
Konkle ranks third all-time at Hope in batting average behind Jim Klunder's 1988 mark of .471 and Jon Edmondson's 2003 average of .452.
This season marked the 23rd time a Hope player finished the season as a .400 hitter with a minimum of 50 at-bats. Konkle's 152 at-bats were the most a Flying Dutchmen to bat .400 and 19 more than anyone else in the group.