Deming named Collegiate Baseball Third Team All-American


TUCSON, Arizona — BYU third baseman Austin Deming was today named NCAA D1 Third Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball. Previously the senior was named West Coast Conference Co-Player of the Year after capping off one of the best seasons in BYU history.

Deming won the WCC regular-season triple crown with a league-leading .418 batting average, 19 home runs and 68 RBI during the 2023 season.

A Santa Clara, Utah native, Deming led the WCC in nine offensive categories during the 2023 regular season. In addition to batting average, home runs and RBI, he also led the league in slugging (.915), total bases (151), hits per game (1.68), RBI per game (1.66), home runs per game (.46) and doubles per game (.56).

Deming is a semifinalist for the prestigious Dick Howser Trophy, awarded annually by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association to the nation’s top college baseball player. He is the only student-athlete from the WCC to make the semifinalist list. 

Nationally, Deming finished the regular season ranked top 10 in seven offensive categories, including, No. 1 in doubles per game, slugging (2nd), RBI per game (4th), HR per game (6th), batting average (9th), doubles (9th) and hits per game (10th).

A two-time All-WCC honoree, Deming played in 171 games in his BYU career from 2019-23. As a junior in 2022 he was named First Team All-WCC. Over the past two seasons he was named WCC Player of the Week three time and was recognized as national player of the week by four different organizations on April 7 of this season. 

In addition to all the success on the field, Deming graduated from BYU in April 2023 with a degree in communications, with a journalism emphasis.

Deming becomes the 32nd BYU baseball player to be named All-American and the first since right-handed pitcher Michael Rucker was named third team by Collegiate Baseball and the NCBWA in 2016. Rucker is currently in his third season with the Chicago Cubs.