North Carolina A&T sophomore infielder Luke Tendler
, who will play this summer with the Asheboro Copperheads, has been selected by College Sports Madness
as the pre-season choice for Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors in 2012.
(6-0, 190, L/R) was a first-team selection to the 2011 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association's
Freshman All-America team as a shortstop and also was a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American.
was also a first-team choice for the pre-season All-MEAC team as voted on by the league's head coaches and member-school sports information directors.
He was the only member of the Aggies to earn a spot on the pre-season All-MEAC first team.
As a teammate of former Copperheads Marquis Riley and Xavier Macklin, Tendler led the Aggies as a freshman in 2011 by hitting .380.