College baseball: Another accolade for UNC’s Honeycutt

Published 6:24 pm Thursday, June 20, 2024

By UNC Athletics Communications

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina junior centerfielder Vance Honeycutt (Salisbury) has been named to the 2024 ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Team, the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings Sporting Goods announced Wednesday afternoon.

Honeycutt becomes the first Tar Heel to win a Gold Glove award, earning one of three outfield spots on the team. The ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove teams were first recognized in 2007 and are presented annually to the top defensive players from each division of collegiate and high school baseball.

Honeycutt had 16.85 defensive runs saved, the second-highest among all NCAA Division I players and tops among all outfielders.

Honeycutt, the two-time ACC Defensive Player of the Year, started all 177 career games played in center field, including 62 this season, with a .985 fielding percentage with five assists.