June 14, 2001
Brown second baseman Robert Deeb was named a freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball on Thursday, becoming the first Brown Bear named to the team since 1996, and the only Ivy Leaguer to be so honored.
Deeb, one of two second basemen on the squad, set a Brown and league rookie record with 63 hits in his freshman campaign, becoming the first Brown rookie to hit .400 in a season. He batted at a .401 clip on the year, while stealing 15 bases.
He hit .373 overall with 17 RBI and was a perfect 10-10 on stolen base attempts in Ivy games. Deeb also became one of only four Brown players in history to compile 60 or more hits in a season.
Only one other Ivy League rookie made an appearance on either the First Team or Honorable Mention lists. Deeb has also been named All-New England and First Team All-Ivy this year.
A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Deeb plans on concentrating in computer science at Brown.