NCBWA Announces 2014 Dick Howser Trophy Semifinalists

Kentucky baseballThe National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association has released the list of semifinalists for the 2014 Dick Howser Trophy. The award, given to the top player in collegiate baseball, is based on two rounds of national voting, by the NCBWA membership. 

The finalists will be announced on Thursday, June 5 with the winner being announced on Saturday, June 14 at 10 a.m. CT, the opening day of the 2014 College World Series. 

“The Dick Howser Trophy was founded shortly after his death by a few friends of Dick’s in the St. Petersburg Area who played, coached and worked with him,” said David Feaster of the Howser Trophy Committee.” 

“The Dick Howser trophy is now 28 years old and growing stronger,” added Feaster.  “It is a true testimony to Dick Howser’s ability as a player, coach and gentlemen. I am proud to be associated with it.”

This year 28 different schools and 17 different conferences are represented.

Previous winners include David Price, P, Vanderbilt, 2007; Buster Posey, C, Florida State, 2008; Stephen Strasburg, P, San Diego State, 2009; Anthony Rendon, 3B, Rice, 2010; Taylor Jungmann, P, Texas, 2011; Mike Zunino, C, Florida, 2012 and Kris Bryant, 3B, San Diego, 2013. 

2014 Dick Howser Trophy Semifinalists

Caleb Adams, OF, Louisiana-Lafayette

Will Allen, C, Ole Miss

Austin Anderson, 3B, Ole Miss

Casey Bloomquist, SP, Cal Poly

Dylan Bosheers, SS, Tennessee Tech

Aaron Brown, UTL, Pepperdine

Walker Buehler, SP, Vanderbilt

Michael Cederoth, RP, San Diego State

Michael Conforto, OF, Oregon State

Jace Conrad, 2B, Louisiana-Lafayette

Andrew Daniel, 2B, San Diego

Ty Davis, SP, Washington

Paul DeJong, 2B, Illinois State

Brandon Finnegan, SP, TCU

Blake Fox, SP, Rice

Derek Gibson, DH, Southeast Missouri State

Casey Gillaspie, 1B, Wichita State

Mackenzie Handel, DH, Stephen F. Austin

Matt Imhoff, SP, Cal Poly

Michael Katz, OF, William & Mary

Nathan Kirby, SP, Virginia

Mark Mathias, 2B, Cal Poly

Daniel Miles, SS, Tennessee Tech

Sam Moore, RP, UC Irvine

Andrew Morales, SP, UC Irvine

Aaron Nola, SP, LSU

Max Pentecost, C, Kennesaw State

A.J. Reed, UTL, Kentucky

Michael Russell, SS, North Carolina

Joe Seddon, RP, South Carolina

Kyle Schwarber, C, Indiana

Ryan Seiz, 2B, Liberty

D.J. Stewart, OF, Florida State

Cole Sturgeon, UTL, Louisville

Ben Wetzler, SP, Oregon State


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