Whiting on Wallace Watch List
Wednesday, January 14, 2009

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 semifinalist 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

Blake Smith California

Kevin Miller California

Luke Yoder Cal Poly

Wes Dorrell Cal Poly

Ty Kelly UC Davis

Ryan Scoma UC Davis

Christian Colon Cal-Fullerton

Jared Clark Cal-Fullerton

Josh Fellhauer Cal-Fullerton

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

Nate Freiman Duke

Jeremy Gould Duke

Alex Hassan Duke

Chris Manno Duke

Seth Maness East Carolina

Cory Harrilckak Elon

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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

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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

Cam Roth UNC-Wilmington

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.

Tom Belza OK State

Tyler Lyons OK State

Neil Medchill OK State

Andrew Oliver OK State

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

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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 Texas-Arlington

Michael Rockett Texas-San Antonio

Paul Goldschmidt 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

Kevin Landry William & Mary

Shawn Wozniak Wisconsin Milwaukee

Jake Williams Wofford

Alex Kaminsky Wright St

Jeff Mercer Wright St

Quentin Cate Wright St