TOWSON, Md.- On Thursday, the Landmark Conference announced its All-Decade Team in baseball. Juniata was represented by former first baseman Dan Kauffman.
Kaufman was the 2008 Landmark Player of the Year along with being named to the First Team. That season, he posted a .415 batting average with 39 hits, 43 runs, and 43 RBI in 94 at bats while walking 55 times which included 23 intentional passes. He also hit 14 homeruns. Kauffman finished the season with a .979 slugging percentage and a .645 on base percentage and did not commit a single error in 291 total chances over 35 games at first base.
In the Juniata record books, Kauffman's slugging and on base percentage along with home runs during the 2008 campaign are season records. All three are also Landmark records. For his career, Kaufmann's slugging (.701) along with on base (.526) percentages, home runs (43), RBI (155), total bases (305), walks (163), and intentional walks (28) are all Juniata records.
Kaufmann was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 46th round of the 2008 draft. He was one of 19 NCAA Division III players selected and one of 29 Pennsylvania natives to be drafted that year.