Gents Shortstop Added to 2005 Wallace Watch List
Monday, April 18, 2005

LUBBOCK, Texas – Centenary shortstop David Kiefer has been added to the College Baseball Foundation’s 2005 Brooks Wallace Award final watch list for the College Baseball Player of the Year. 


Kiefer joins 125 of the Nation’s premiere baseball players and, along with Oral Roberts’ Dennis Bigley, is one of only two representatives from the Mid-Continent Conference.


The Wallace Watch list of 2005 nominees will be trimmed to 12 semi-finalists by Tuesday, May 22 and will be further narrowed to three finalists after the NCAA Super Regionals on Thursday, June 16 in Omaha.


Dedicated to the memory of former Texas Tech shortstop and assistant coach, Wallace was a slick-fielding shortstop at Texas Tech from 1977 to 1980. A 4-year starter, he was named All-Southwest Conference and All-District Six his senior year when he led the Red Raiders to their first-ever appearance in the Southwest Conference Tournament. 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.