Kiefer Caps Collegiate Career with LSWA Second Team All-Louisiana Honors
Monday, June 27, 2005

BATON ROUGE, La. – Centenary senior David Kiefer concluded his college baseball career by being named to the Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-Louisiana Second Team.  The team was compiled based on nominees from the baseball sports information directors at the various schools and the nominees were voted on by a group of LSWA members. All statistics are based on the conclusion of the conference tournament season prior to the beginning of NCAA Tournament.


Kiefer led the Gents in every major offensive category including batting average (.370), runs (56), hits (77), doubles (20), triples (6), home runs (t-3), RBI (53), total bases (118), on base percentage (.468), and slugging percentage (.567).  The Albuquerque, NM, native finished no less than third in the Mid-Continent Conference in any offensive category with the exception of home runs.  He tied for the lead in doubles and triples, and was the league leader in on base percentage.


Kiefer became just the sixth Gent in school history to hit two triples in the same game against Oakland this season, and repeated the feat again against Chicago State.  His 179 defensive assists are second most in a single season, six short of the Centenary record.


In addition to his LSWA honor, the senior shortstop earned a bevy of other accolades for the 2005 season.  Kiefer was named Mid-Con player of the Week twice and was selected as the conference Men’s Athlete of the Month for April.  He earned Second Team All-Mid-Con honors as well, was named Academic All-Mid-Con, and was added to the Brooks Wallace Award Watch List for the National Player of the Year.  In 2004 he was named Academic All-Mid-Con and represented Centenary on the Mid-Con All-Tournament Team.


Centenary College is the smallest Division I school in the nation with an enrollment of 890. Founded in 1825 and located in Shreveport, La., Centenary is the oldest college west of the Mississippi River.