LUBBOCK, Texas — The National College Baseball Hall of Fame is proud to announce Trea Turner as the 2014 Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year.
The North Carolina State junior had an impressive .321 batting average with 12 doubles, three triples, eight home runs, 36 RBIs and a .962 fielding percentage.
The award, sponsored by Mizuno, is named for Brooks Wallace, a Texas Tech shortstop from 1977-80 who died at age 27 after a battle with leukemia.
“Trea embodies the meaning of the Brooks Wallace Award, from his ability to deliver results on the field to his commitment and camaraderie to the team around him,” said Steve Mikolajczak, team sports division brand manager, Mizuno USA. “We congratulate Trea on his selection as the 2014 Brooks Wallace Award recipient, and expect to see even more greatness from him in professional baseball.”
The Wallace Award will be presented Saturday at the Hall of Fame’s annual Night of Champions event, along with the National Pitcher of the Year Award, the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award and the Skip Bertman National Coach of the Year Award.