A senior centerfielder from San Diego, Taijeron helped the Broncos reached the NCAA D-II West Region title game on May 22. Earlier in the month, he received California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) and swept the West Region Player of the Year honors.
This marks the 26th time in program history that a CPP baseball student-athlete has received All-American mention.
“His performance at the plate and in the field was obviously a huge part of our success this season,” Broncos’ head coach Randy Betten said. “This All-American honor is definitely well deserved and we’re extremely proud of what he’s accomplished.”
In 2011, Taijeron matched the program single-season records for homeruns with 16 and walks with 50. Through his two years at CPP, he ranks second all-time among Bronco hitters with 32 career homeruns.
Among the CCAA statistical leaders, Taijeron ranks first in almost every key category – batting average (.392), slugging percentage (.744), on-base percentage (.534), runs scored (59), homeruns (16), total bases (148), walks (50) and fielding percentage (1.000).
Members of the NCAA D-II College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) selected the All-America teams. The award announcement is sponsored by Daktronics, Inc.
In the top honors, Cameron’s Chase Larsson was selected as the Ron Lenz Player of the Year and Carter Capps earned Ron Lenz Pitcher of the Year honors.