Dec. 5, 2008

Courtesy of College Baseball Foundation

LUBBOCK, Texas - The College Baseball Foundation is proud to announce its partnership with Mizuno to bring you the pre-season release of the 2009 Brooks Wallace Player of the Year Watch List. The Wallace Award is presented annually to the nation's top collegiate baseball player in conjunction with the College Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. The 2009 award banquet will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 2, in the United Spirit Arena on the campus of Texas Tech University. 
 
There are a dozen players returning to the "Wallace Watch List" who were a part of the 2008 Brooks Wallace Watch List of 64. The list includes Josh Phegley (Indiana), Chris Dominguez (Louisville) and Stephen Strasburg (San Diego). The University of North Carolina has returners: Alex White, Kyle Seager and 2008 Brooks Wallace Award semi-finalist Dustin Ackley.
 
"We look forward to another great year of college baseball. The College Baseball Foundation continues to expand in many areas and we are excited to acknowledge and award achievements and outstanding character on and off the diamond," said Raymond Richardson, chairman of Brooks Wallace National Player of the Year Award.
 
The Wallace Award is dedicated to the memory of former Texas Tech player and assistant coach Brooks Wallace. Wallace was a slick-fielding shortstop at Texas Tech from 1977 to 1980. A four-year starter, he was named All-Southwest Conference and All-District his senior year. He led the Red Raiders to their first-ever appearance in the Southwest Conference Tournament in 1980.
 
After playing two years in the Texas Rangers organization, he returned to Texas Tech and served as a graduate assistant and later as an assistant coach. In the summer of 1984, he was diagnosed with cancer and fought the disease courageously until his death on March 24, 1985, at age 27. The Plano, Texas, native was married to the former Sandy Arnold and they had one daughter, Lindsay Ryan.
 
Brooks Wallace National Player of the Year Award - Past Winners
2008 Buster Posey   Catcher        Florida State
2007 David Price    Pitcher        Vanderbilt
2006 Brad Lincoln   Pitcher/DH     Houston
2005 Alex Gordon    3B             Nebraska
2004 Kurt Suzuki    Catcher        Cal State Fullerton
 

Name
School
 
Brandon May
 Alabama
 
Jabari Graham
 Alcorn St
 
Brad Glen
 Arizona
 
Bryce Ortega
 Arizona
 
Jason Stoffel
 Arizona
 
Preston Guilmet
 Arizona
 
Jason Kipnis
 Arizona St.
 
Mike Leake
 Arizona St.
 
Jerome McCollum
 Ark-Pine Bluff
 
Clint Moore
 Army
 
Hunter Morris
 Auburn
 
Kolbrin Vitek
 Ball State
 
Aaron Miller
 Baylor
 
Kendal Volz
 Baylor
 
Hiram Burgos
 Bethune-Cookman
 
Joseph Munoz
 Bethune-Cookman
 
Greg Lane
 Binghamton
 
Tony Sanchez
 Boston College
 
Sean McNaughton
 BYU
 
Luke Yoder
 Cal Poly
 
Wes Dorrell
 Cal Poly
 
Ryan Scoma
  UC Davis
 
Christian Colon
 Cal-Fullerton
 
Jared Clark
 Cal-Fullerton
 
Josh Fellhauer
 Cal-Fullerton
 
Blake Smith
 California
 
Kevin Miller
 California
 
Ben Orloff
 UC Irvine
 
Christian Bergman
 UC Irvine
 
Eric Pettis
 UC Irvine
 
Drew Garcia
 UC Riverside
 
Kevin Mailloux
 Canisius
 
Shane Davis
 Canisius
 
Boone Whiting
 Centenary
 
Corey Shaylor
 Charlotte
 
Rob Lyerly
 Charlotte
 
Cameron Satterwhite
 Cincinnati
 
Jake Geglein
 Cincinnati
 
Mike Spina
 Cincinnati
 
Ben Paulsen
 Clemson
 
Kyle Parker
 Clemson
 
David Anderson
 Coastal Carolina
 
Scott Woodward
 Coastal Carolina
 
Jesse Simpson
 College of Charleston
 
Nick Santomauro
 Dartmouth
 
Jose Sanchez
 Delaware State University
 
Alex Hassan
 Duke
 
Jeremy Gould
 Duke
 
Nate Freiman
 Duke
 
Seth Maness
 East Carolina
 
Cory Harrilckak
 Elon
 
Greg Wallace
 Evansville
 
Mikel Alvarez
 Fla. Gulf Coast
 
Ryan Mollica
 Fla. Inter
 
Josh Adams
 Florida
 
Matt den Dekker
 Florida
 
Patrick Keating
 Florida
 
Jason Stidham
 Florida St.
 
Stuart Tapley
 Florida St.
 
Tyler Holt
 Florida St.
 
Alan Ahmady
 Fresno St.
 
Tommy Mendonca
 Fresno St.
 
Reese Wade
 Furman
 
Bubbie Spake
 Gardner-Webb
 
Daniel Cook
 Gardner-Webb
 
Justin Bour
 George Mason
 
Scott Krieger
 George Mason
 
Bryce Massanari
 Georgia
 
Rich Poythress
 Georgia
 
Ty Wright
 Georgia Southern
 
Bradley Logan
 Georgia State
 
Deck Mcguire
 Georgia Tech
 
Derek Dietrich
 Georgia Tech
 
Wes Musick
 Houston
 
Brandon Wikoff
 Illinois
 
Kevin Tokarski
 Illinois State
 
Josh Phegley
 Indiana
 
Matt Bashore
 Indiana
 
Justin Toole
 Iowa
 
Brandon Knowling
 IPFW
 
Ben Tootle
 Jacksonville State
 
Turner Phelps
 James Madison
 
Paul Smyth
 Kansas
 
Ben Klafczynski
 Kent State
 
Greg Rohan
 Kent State
 
Chris Rusin
 Kentucky
 
Errol Hollinger
 Liberty
 
Jonathan Jones
 Long Beach
 
Ben Soignier
 Louis-Monroe
 
Chris Dominguez
 Louisville
 
Justin Marks
 Louisville
 
Ryan Wheeler
 Loyola Marymount
 
Blake Dean
 LSU
 
D.J LeMahieu
 LSU
 
Louis Coleman
 LSU
 
Micah Gibbs
 LSU
 
Kevin Nieto
 Manhattan
 
Nate Lape
 Marshall
 
Chris Hernandez
 Miami
 
Ryan Jackson
 Miami
 
Chris Fetter
 Michigan
 
Bryce Brentz
 Middle Tenn.
 
Rawley Bishop
 Middle Tenn.
 
Matt Nohelty
 Minnesota
 
Chris Mills
 Miss Valley St
 
Scott Bittle
 Mississippi
 
Aaron Senne
 Missouri
 
Kyle Gibson
 Missouri
 
Ryan Buch
 Monmouth
 
Michael Speciale
 Navy
 
Brian Cavazos-Galvez
 New Mexico
 
Rafael Neda
 New Mexico
 
Chris Auten
 New Mexico St.
 
Alex White
 North Carolina
 
Dustin Ackley
 North Carolina
 
Kyle Seager
 North Carolina
 
Matt Harvey
 North Carolina
 
Sheldon McDonald
 Northeastern
 
Justin Behm
 Northern Illinois
 
Jake Goebbert
 Northwestern
 
AJ Pollock
 Notre Dame
 
Scott Sexton
 Oakland
 
Justin Miller
 Ohio St
 
Aaron Baker
 Oklahoma
 
Andrew Doyle
 Oklahoma
 
Jerry Sullivan
 Oral Roberts
 
Ryan Ortiz
 Oregon St.
 
Andrew Oliver
 OSU
 
Neil Medchill
 OSU
 
Tyler Lyons
 OSU
 
Todd Roth
 Penn
 
Myrio Richard
 Prairie View A&M
 
Jack Murphy
 Princeton
 
Dan Black
 Purdue
 
Reggie Keen
 Radford
 
Diego Seastrunk
 Rice
 
Mike Ojala
 Rice
 
Rick Hague
 Rice
 
Ryan Berry
 Rice
 
James Hayes
 Rider
 
Sean Olson
 Rider
 
Tim Wheeler
 Sacramento St
 
Seth Hammock
 Sam Houston St.
 
A J Griffin
 San Diego
 
Kyle Blair
 San Diego
 
Sammy Solis
 San Diego
 
Stephen Strasburg
 San Diego St
 
Danny Stienstra
 San Jose St.
 
Mike Ford
 Santa Barbara
 
Thain Simon
 Santa Clara
 
Brian Dozier
 Southern Miss
 
James Ewing
 Southern Miss
 
Keli'I Zablan
 Southern Utah
 
Kyle Jensen
 St. Mary's
 
Jeremy Cruz
 Stetson
 
Michael Stephan
 Stony Brook
 
Ben Carruthers
 TCU
 
Bryan Holaday
 TCU
 
Tyler Lockwood
 TCU
 
Kentrall Davis
 Tennessee
 
Brandon Belt
 Texas
 
Brandon Workman
 Texas
 
Cameron Rupp
 Texas
 
Chance Ruffin
 Texas
 
Kyle Colligan
 Texas A&M
 
Kyle Thebeau
 Texas A&M
 
Luke Anders
 Texas A&M
 
Travis Starling

Stephen Flora
 Texas A&M

TX A&M-Corpus Christi
 
Michael Choice

Paul Goldschmidt
 Texas-Arlington

Texas State
 
Willie Rueda

Josh Storm
 Texas Tech

Troy
 
Rob Segedin
 Tulane
 
Seth Henry
 Tulane
 
Casey Haerther
 UCLA
 
Charles Brewer
 UCLA
 
Mike Olt
 UConn
 
Brett Schafer
 UIC
 
Steve McGuiggan
 UIC
 
Riley Henricks
 Univ. of Portland
 
Matt Lujan
 Univ. of San Francisco
 
Grant Green
 USC
 
Ryan Lockwood
 USF
 
Mike Minor
 Vanderbilt
 
Joe Serafin
 Vermont
 
Justin Milo
 Vermont
 
Matt Packer
 Virginia
 
Anthony Sosnoskie
 Virginia Tech
 
Austin Wates
 Virginia Tech
 
Vin Avella
 Wagner
 
Kyle Conley
 Washington
 
Jared Prince
 Washington St.
 
Jedd Gyorko
 West Virginia
 
Justin Parks
 West Virginia
 
Drew Laidig
 Western Illinois
 
Chad Cregar
 Western Kentucky
 
Matt Ridings
 Western Kentucky
 
Brian Stroud
 Western Michigan
 
Shawn Wozniak
 Wisconsin Milwaukee
 
Jake Williams
 Wofford
 
Alex Kaminsky
 Wright St
 
Jeff Mercer
 Wright St
 
Quentin Cate
 Wright St