June 20, 2005
Dallas, TX - Adding to his list of accolades for the 2005 season, Brown senior outfielder Matt Kutler (Omaha, NE) was named a NCBWA (National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association) Third Team All-American. Kutler, who was recently drafted by the Florida Marlins, was named the Ivy League Player of the Year. He finished the year ranked seventh in the nation with a .427 batting average.
Kutler was also named a NEIBA All-Star as well as a First Team All-Ivy selection. He received Brown's Fritz Pollard Award, which is given to the male varsity athlete of the year. He broke virtually every batting record in school history and also became the Ivy League's all-time hits leader with 260.
In Ivy games only, Kutler batted .459 with 39 hits and 16 runs batted in. Brown finished the Ivy season 14-6, its best record ever. Kutler was named the Ivy League's Player of the Week on April 12 after leading the Bears to a 6-0 week, posting a .640 average at the plate with six runs scored and six runs batted in.
At one point during the season, he went 14-16 in four games, including a 7-7 performance in a two-games series with the University of Rhode Island. He posted a total of 22 multiple hit games and strung together a 16 game hitting streak. Kutler posted a .974 fielding percentage in the outfield, recording 74 putouts.