Chambers, Wilkerson named 1st team All-Americans
Crowder's Logan Chambers and Landrey Wilkerson earn top NJCAA honors
NEOSHO, Mo. – Crowder’s Logan Chambers and Landrey Wilkerson receive top honors from the NJCAA. They were both named first team All-Americans earlier this week.
“When they released it there were a lot of emotions,” Chambers says. “I was excited and shocked at the same time. Actually seeing my name on the list along with Landrey just caused great emotion in a good way. I won’t take it for granted. It’s a very special honor.”
“It was really exciting,” Wilkerson says of his experience learning the news. “I was really amazed and not really surprised but surprised at the same time. It was just a humbling experience. I’m just glad I got to do it with one of my teammates.”
The teammates were in quick contact with one another upon the list’s release.
“It wasn’t even five minutes after that he contacted me and I was contacting him to say congratulations,” Chambers says. “It’s such a great honor for both of us.”
It was an impressive final season as Roughriders for both Chambers and Wilkerson. Wilkerson finished the season with 20 home runs and 72 RBI. As for Chambers, he lead DI in runs (90), hits (107) and doubles (36). He also tallied 76 RBI.
It was also a great season for the team. Crowder made a deep postseason run, falling in the semifinals of JUCO World Series.
“From all the 6 ams and the hard work we did, to go as far as we did in the World Series, to have the year we had and to have a couple guys get honors like All-American and things like that, it made it very special,” Chambers says. “What the team had was already special but to add on to it was great.”
Chambers and Wilkerson both attribute their success to the help of their coaches and teammates.
“Without the success my coaches and teammates had, I couldn’t have had success individually,” Chambers says. ” Without them this wouldn’t be possible.”
“In our lineup, you hit for the person behind you and you just want to keep passing the torch,” Wilkerson adds.
It’s certainly not the end for these two. Wilkerson will be continuing his career with the Razorbacks in Arkansas. Chambers is also headed to a D1 school. He’s moving on to play at Tennessee.
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