PRINCETON, N.J. – The Ivy League has named Columbia baseball's Randell Kanemaru as Player of the Year and Julian Bury as Rookie of the Year, announced by the conference Thursday afternoon. The duo comprises two of seven Lions that achieved All-Ivy League status.

Joining Kanemaru and Bury on the All-Ivy League First Team was second baseman Kyle Bartelman, a unanimous choice. Shortstop Joe Engel and designated hitter Liam McGill landed on the second team while first baseman Chandler Bengtson and right-handed pitcher Ian Burns earned honorable mention status, respectively.

Kanemaru, also a unanimous first team selection, becomes the fifth player to earn Player of the Year honors and first since Gus Craig in 2015. A three-time All-Ivy League selection, Kanemaru hit a conference-best .395 which is also currently the 13th best mark in the NCAA. He ranked in the top five in the Ancient Eight in RBI (second – 42), hits (second – 60), doubles (tied for second – 14), slugging (third - .625), runs (tied for third – 35) and home runs (tied for fifth – seven). The Santa Ana, California, product recorded at least one hit in 34 of 38 games and reached base in all but two contests.

Bury is the third Lion to be named Rookie of the Year in the past four years, following in the footsteps of Will Savage (2014) and Kanemaru (2015). He finished his debut campaign with a .333 batting average, 32 runs scored, 14 doubles - 12 coming in Ivy League play - and 17 RBI hitting from the leadoff spot. Additionally, Bury's 0.39 doubles per game are the second most in the country among NCAA freshmen. Defensively he proved to be a Gold Glove-caliber outfielder, committing just one error and making several diving catches.

Bartelman was arguably the most dangerous hitter throughout Ivy League play, hitting .425 with a slugging percentage of .868, seven homers and 27 RBI despite being limited to pinch-hitting duty for four games while nursing an injury. Overall, he finished with a .349 batting average, slugged .568 and drove in 33 runs.

Engel, a native of Downers Grove, Illinois, recorded a .273 batting average to go with 21 runs scored and 16 RBI. He was also the only Columbia player to start all 41 games. McGill led all Ivy League freshmen with a .338 batting average and was second in the conference with a .461 on-base percentage. Hailing from Wakefield, Rhode Island, he also belted four homers to go with 25 RBI.

A native of Fresno, California, Bengtson had a breakout sophomore season, leading the squad with nine home runs - one behind the Ivy League leader. He hit .302 with a .603 slugging percentage and knocked in 32 runs. Burns, who calls Westport, Connecticut, home, made 15 appearances and was a key member of the Lions' bullpen. He posted a 3-1 record with a pair of saves and 14 strikeouts in 34.0 innings of work.


Randell Kanemaru, Columbia (Jr., 3B – Santa Ana, Calif.)

Beau Sulser, Dartmouth (Sr., RHP – Santa Ysabel, Calif.)

Julian Bury, Columbia (Fr., OF – Mechanicsburg, Pa.)

* Jon Stuper, Yale

* Beau Sulser, Dartmouth (Sr., SP – Santa Ysabel, Calif.))
* Jake Cousins, Penn (Sr., SP – West Chicago, Ill.)
Scott Politz, Yale (So., SP – Austin, Texas)
Peter Lannoo, Cornell (Sr., RP – Terre Haute, Ind.)
Josh Huntley, Brown (Sr., C – Aurora, Colo.)
Marc Sredojevic, Brown (Sr., 1B – Mendham, N.J.)
* Kyle Bartelman, Columbia (Sr., 2B – Chicago, Ill.)
Ryan Krainz, Cornell (Jr., SS – Naperville, Ill.)
* Randell Kanemaru, Columbia (Jr., 3B – Santa Ana, Calif.)
* Rob Henry, Brown (Sr., OF – Cranston, R.I.)
Julian Bury, Columbia (Fr., OF – Mechanicsburg, Pa.)
* Tim Graul, Penn (Sr., OF – East Greenwich, R.I.)
Patrick Robinson, Harvard (So., UT – Melbourne, Fla.)
* Benny Wanger, Yale (So., DH – Newton, Mass.)

Christian Taugner, Brown (Sr., SP – Roselle, Ill.)
Paul Balestrieri, Cornell (Sr., SP – West Windsor, N.J.)
Michael Danielak, Dartmouth (Sr., SP – Mt. Prospect, Ill.)
Chris Burkholder, Dartmouth (Sr., RP – Monrovia, Calif.)
Will Simoneit, Cornell (Fr., C – Glen Ellyn, Ill.)
Patrick McColl, Harvard (So., 1B – Los Altos, Calif.)
Simon Whiteman, Yale (So., 2B – Trumbull, Conn.)
Joe Engel, Columbia (So., SS – Downers Grove, Ill.)
Richard Slenker, Yale (Sr., 3B – Pound Ridge, N.Y.) 
Kyle Holbrook, Dartmouth (Jr., OF – Broomfield, Colo.)
Tim DeGraw, Yale (So., OF – Rye, N.Y.)
Harrison White, Yale (Sr., OF – Laguna Niguel, Calif.)
David Harding, Princeton (Fr., UT – Severna Park, Md.)
Liam McGill, Columbia (Fr., DH – Wakefield, R.I.)

Gabe Kleiman, Penn (Jr., SP – New York, N.Y.)
Ian Burns, Columbia (So., RP – Westport, Conn.)
Griffin Dey, Yale (So., RP – Pound Ridge, N.Y.)
Josh Ellis, Harvard (Sr., C – Milton, Mass.)
Matt O'Neill, Penn (So., C – Morristown, N.J.)
Chandler Bengtson, Columbia (So., 1B – Fresno, Calif.)
Michael Ketchmark, Dartmouth (Sr., 1B – Dallas, Texas)
Frankie Padulo, Cornell (Sr., 2B – Los Alamitos, Calif.)
Asher Lee-Tyson, Princeton (Jr., SS – Weston, Conn.)
Tommy Wagner, Cornell (Sr., 3B – Victor, N.Y.)
Sam Grigo, Brown (Jr., OF – Westbrook, Conn.)
Jesper Horsted, Princeton (So., OF – Roseville, Minn.)
Nick Hernandez, Princeton (Sr., OF – Miami, Fla.)
Cameron Deere, Brown (Fr., UT – Los Angeles, Calif.)
Alex Stiegler, Yale (Fr., UT – Dallas, Texas)
Michael Calamari, Dartmouth (Fr., DH – Myrtle Beach, S.C.)