Punahou grad Harrison named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year

KJ Harrison // Oregon State Athletics


Punahou graduate KJ Harrison’s incredible first season at Oregon State University has been recognized by the Pac-12.

The first baseman was honored as the conference’s Freshman of the Year and named to the all Pac-12 first team Wednesday.

Harrison hit .314 with 12 doubles and three triples leading the Pac-12 in in RBIs (58) and ranks third in home runs (10).

He and his Beavers will open play in the NCAA Tournament this Friday in the Dallas Regional, facing off against Texas.

OSU also features fellow freshman, Iolani alumnus and starting second baseman Christian Donahue.

The 2007 Little League World Series Champion hit .294 with 6 doubles and 14 RBI.

Click here to view NCAA Tournament Bracket

A total of five teams featuring Hawaii high school graduates on their roster will be playing in the regional round:

Oregon State:
KJ Harrison – Punahou
Christian Donahue – Iolani

Oregon:
Mark Karaviotis – Maui

Pepperdine:
Kolten Yamaguchi – Konawaena
Bo Coolen – Punahou

Oklahoma State:
Tim Arakawa – Moanalua

Arkansas:
Rick Nomura – Punahou

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