MANHATTAN, Kan. -

Kansas State's Ross Kivett has been named a preseason All-American.  Here is the official release from Kansas State University:

Senior second baseman Ross Kivett was named to Baseball America’s Preseason All-America Third Team, earning his fourth preseason All-American nod this year. Kivett is the first K-State baseball player to garner four preseason All-American honors in a single season.

The 2013 Big 12 Player of the Year has also been named to the preseason All-American first teams for Collegiate Baseball newspaper, NCBWA and Perfect Game. Kivett was named an All-American by three different organizations following last season, including Baseball America’s third team.

Kivett is the third Wildcat since 2011 to earn preseason All-American accolades from Baseball America. Nick Martini (2011) and Jared King (2013) were both named to the publication’s third team.

The Baseball America preseason All-America teams are voted on by Major League Baseball scouting directors.