MASON CITY - NIACC first baseman Fox Leum has been selected as a third-team NJCAA Division II all-American becoming the 11th player in school history to earn baseball all-American honors.
Leum, who will play next season at Coastal Carolina, hit .392 with 24 home runs, which led NJCAA Division II. Leum also had 10 doubles, 69 RBIs and drew 53 walks.
Leum was also a first-team all-NJCAA Region XI selection and was a member of the NJCAA Division II North Plains all-district team.
Leum was the ICCAC and NJCAA Division II national player of the week for the week of April 29-May 5.
Leum is the first NIACC baseball player to earn all-American honors since Malique Ziegler was a first-team outfield selection in 2016.
Other ICCAC players to earn all-American honors were Northeast CC infielder Drew Smith (first-team) and DMACC infielder Austin Murr (third-team).
Leum's 2019 season highs:
Hits - 4 vs. Kirkwood (2nd game DH) (4-7-19)
Doubles - 2 vs. Central College JV (2nd game DH) (4-10-19)
Home runs - 2, four times.
Runs scored - 3 vs. Central College JV (2nd game DH) (4-10-19)
RBIs - 5, twice.
NIACC's baseball all-Americans
1978 - Lance Platz (infield) honorable mention
NJCAA Division II all-Americans
1998 - Jamie Tepley (designated hitter) third team
2002 - Travis Rima (outfield) third team
2004 - Andrew Plemmons (outfield) third team
2005 - Anthony Alberts (infield) third team
2006 - Danny Reed (outfield) first team
2007 - Tom Heithoff (designated hitter) third team
2008 - Erik Smith (infield) second team
2015 - Robbie Glendinning (infield) second team
2016 - Malique Ziegler (outfield) first team
2019 - Fox Leum (infield) third team