May 24, 2006
The New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) announced the 2006 All-New England First and Second Teams and Brown senior outfielder Paul Christian and junior second baseman Bryan Tews were selected to the First Team. The two will play in the Collegiate Baseball All-Star game at Fenway Park in Boston, MA on Sunday, May 28.
The highly versatile Tews earned the Ivy League's overall batting crown, hitting .390 on the year, while earning First Team All-Ivy honors at second base and Second Team accolades as a pitcher. In Ivy games only, he batted a team-high .380 and drove in 17 runs, tied for second on the team. He also led the team with 20 runs scored. Serving triple duty throughout the year, Tews pitched, batted and fielded, starting nine games on the mound and 26 in the field. He was named the Ivy League's Player of the Week after hitting .579 with four homeruns and ten RBI in Brown's first four Ivy games of the year. On the mound, Tews posted a 3-5 record with all three wins coming in Ivy play. He was second in the league with a mere 1.85 ERA in Ivy games. He was also recently named an Academic All-Ivy selection.
For the third straight season Christian earned First Team All-Ivy honors in 2006. He led Brown with 59 hits on the year and was third with a .360 average at the plate. His 37 RBI also led the team as did his eight homeruns. Christian tied the school's career homeruns record, knocking out 32 throughout his four-year career. In Ivy games, he was second with a .365 average off a team-high 31 hits. His 18 runs driven in led the team while his 19 runs scored were second. He strung together a 16 game hitting streak and had 17 multi-hit games. In addition, he led the Bears with 16 doubles.