Moore Notches Consensus Preseason All-America Status
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas’ Robert Moore is a consensus preseason All-American.
Moore earned his fifth and final preseason All-America honor of the spring, receiving second-team praise at second base from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. The Razorback second baseman has now garnered the distinction from all five major outlets that name a preseason All-America team.
— Arkansas Baseball (@RazorbackBSB) February 2, 2022
He was previously lauded as a second-team preseason All-American at second base by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and D1Baseball as well as a third-team preseason All-American at second base by Perfect Game.
Moore slashed .283/.384/.558 with a team-leading 16 home runs and 53 runs batted in during the 2021 campaign, his first full season with the Razorbacks. The Leawood, Kan., native established himself as one of college baseball’s premier middle infielders, earning All-SEC, Newcomer All-SEC and SEC All-Defensive praise after the year.
Moore became the first Razorback in program history to earn freshman All-America status in multiple seasons as he landed on Baseball America’s freshman All-America team following the 2021 campaign. He was eligible due to the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.
Moore and the Hogs, reigning SEC regular season and tournament champion, open the 2022 campaign – their 100th season of competition – against Illinois State on Feb. 18-20 at Baum-Walker Stadium.