UNC junior third baseman Colin Moran was named a first team preseason All-America by Baseball America Thursday. The All-America squads are voted on by MLB scouting directors.
Moran is a first team selection after earning second team honors prior to the 2012 season.
The Rye, N.Y., native hit .365 for the Tar Heels a year ago with a team-high .494 slugging percentage and reached base at a .434 clip.
Moran and the Tar Heels open the 2013 season on Friday, Feb. 15 against Seton Hall. First pitch is set for 3 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium.