Category Archives: National Awards

ABCA announces 2015 Hall of Fame Class

ABCA_LogoThe American Baseball Coaches Association has announced its five-member ABCA Hall of Fame class of 2015. Denney Crabaugh, Mark Fuller, Fred Hill, Ray Korn and Mike Roberts will be inducted during the Hall of Fame/Coach of the Year Banquet at the ABCA Convention on Jan. 3, 2015 in Orlando, Florida.

Induction to the ABCA Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed by the organization. The ABCA was founded in 1945 and the Hall of Fame began in 1966. Continue reading

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NC State’s Trea Turner wins 2014 Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award

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. Continue reading

Kentucky’s A.J. Reed wins 2014 John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award

AJReedKentuckyLUBBOCK, Texas — The National College Baseball Hall of Fame is proud to announce A.J. Reed as the 2014 John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year.

At the plate, the Kentucky junior pitcher and first baseman had a stellar .336 batting average with 23 home runs and 73 RBIs. In the field, he recorded a .992 fielding percentage. And on the mound, he posted a 12-2 record with a 2.09 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 112 innings. Continue reading

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Aaron Nola wins 2014 National Pitcher of the Year Award

LUBBOCK, Texas — The National College Baseball Hall of Fame is proud to announce Aaron Nola as the winner of the 2014 National Pitcher of the Year Award, sponsored by Diamond Sports.

The LSU junior had an outstanding 23-2 record with a 1.47 ERA in 2014. In 116 1/3 innings pitched, he had 134 strikeouts, a .172 opponents’ batting average, and gave up just four home runs. Continue reading

Kentucky’s AJ Reed wins 2014 Dick Howser Award

AJReedOMAHA, Neb. – Kentucky junior pitcher/first baseman A.J. Reed, who enjoyed possibly the greatest individual season in UK history this year, is the 28th recipient of the Dick Howser Trophy, presented by Easton Foundations, as college baseball’s Player of the Year. The presentation was made Saturday during a national news conference at TD Ameritrade Park, site of the 2014 College World Series. Continue reading

UC-Irvine’s Mike Gillespie named NCBWA Coach of the Year

MikeGillespieOMAHA – One of college baseballs most accomplished skippers, UC Irvine’s Mike Gillespie, was tabbed as the 2014 National College Baseball Writers Association Coach of the Year by the association at a national media conference on Saturday, June 14, at TD Ameritrade Park. Gillespie is the seventh recipient of the annual award that is voted upon by the NCBWA Board of Directors. Continue reading

2014 Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Watch List

LUBBOCK, Texas — The new watch list for the Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award is dominated by two conferences that each feature three representatives on the list.

The Brooks Wallace Award, sponsored by Mizuno, recognizes the nation’s top shortstop and will be presented during the National College Baseball Hall of Fame’s Night of Champions on June 28 in Lubbock, Texas. Continue reading