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Collins Earns Preseason All-America Recognition

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Miami Hurricanes catcher Zack Collins earned more preseason recognition Monday, picking up second-team Preseason All-America honors from Baseball America.

The All-America honor is the third of the preseason for Collins, who earned first-team accolades from Louisville Slugger in December and from earlier in January.

Miami was ranked No. 6 in Baseball America’s preseason top 25, marking its highest preseason ranking from the publication since 2007.

Collins, who was one of the top power hitters in the nation as a sophomore in 2015, started 66 of 67 possible games a season ago and hit .302 with 15 home runs and 70 RBI. The Pembroke Pines, Fla., native was named to the 2015 All-ACC First Team and was a Rawlings third-team All-American.

In just two seasons with the Hurricanes, Collins has hit a combined. 300 and totaled 26 home runs and 124 RBI. He has amassed 28 doubles, eight triples and 99 walks in his first two years at Miami.