Brinkman Named Preseason All-American

Photo by Danny Reise/WUSTL Photos
Photo by Danny Reise/WUSTL Photos


St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 15, 2020 – Washington University in St. Louis senior utility player John Brinkman was named to the 2020 Preseason All-America Second Team, as announced by the website Wednesday. 

Brinkman, a Honorable-Mention All-America selection a year ago, manned three positions for the Bears in 2019. He played both corner infield positions while also coming in to pitch as the WashU closer.

At the plate, Brinkman was the team leader in the majority of offensive categories while producing career-highs in hits (70), runs (35), home runs (three), runs batted in (51), stolen bases (nine), batting average (.417), on-base percentage (.464) and slugging percentage (.536). 

The 2019 University Athletic Association (UAA) Position Player of the Year made nine appearances on the mound clinching five saves and two victories in 11.2 innings of work. He struck out 17 batters while holding opponents without an earned run on six hits and two walks.

The Worden, Ill.-native produced a .981 fielding percentage with 229 put outs and 31 assists in 265 total chances.

WashU opens the 2020 season on Saturday, Feb. 22, with a doubleheader at Hendrix College. Game one is set for 1 p.m.