Barefoot named Perfect Game / Rawlings Freshman All-American

Matthew Barefoot (
Matthew Barefoot (

BUIES CREEK, N.C. --- Campbell's Matthew Barefoot has been named a 2017 Perfect Game/Rawlings College Freshman All-American as a first team outfield selection.

Barefoot was one of 36 standout Division I freshmen honored from every part of the country. He joins nine other position players on the first team, which includes two participants in the College World Series.

Barefoot has now been named a freshman All-American by three different college baseball publications. He previously was selected to the 2017 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Freshman All-America team and was named a Freshman All-American by The Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.

Barefoot was an All-Big South second team selection and finished his rookie campaign with a team-high .335 batting average, which ranked seventh in the conference. He led the league with 22 doubles, while his 74 hits, 120 total bases and five sacrifice flies all stood second.

The Dunn, North Carolina native was second on the team with 48 RBI and eight homers. He was a three-time Big South Freshman of the Week honoree and picked up the league's Player of the Week honor once.