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Grenier wins 2018 Brooks Wallace Award

The ever-steady Cadyn Grenier has been a fixture in the Oregon State lineup since arriving on campus. After a stellar junior campaign for the Beavers, Grenier was named the 2018 Brooks Wallace Award winner. More »

About the Award

The Brooks Wallace Award, sponsored by Mizuno, is presented annually to honor the nation's most outstanding shortstop. It is a tribute to Brooks Wallace, a slick-fielding shortstop at Texas Tech from 1977-80 who passed away at age 27 after a courageous battle with leukemia.

Prior to 2009, the award recognized the national player of the year.

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Brooks Wallace Award Winners

  • 2017: SS Logan Warmoth - North Carolina, Jr.

    Junior shortstop Logan Warmoth received the 2017 Brooks Wallace Award after batting .336 with 10 home runs and 49 RBIs for North Carolina. Warmoth was also selected 22nd overall by the Blue Jays in the 2017 MLB Draft. More »

  • 2016: SS Sheldon Neuse - Oklahoma, Jr.

    Oklahoma junior Sheldon Neuse was one of the top players in the country in 2016, hitting a team-leading .369 with 10 home runs, 30 extra-base hits and 48 RBIs while earning a first team All-Big 12 selection. Video »

  • 2015: SS Dansby Swanson - Vanderbilt, Jr.

    Vanderbilt junior Dansby Swanson led his team to the championship series of the College World Series, hitting a team-leading .335 with 15 home runs and 64 RBIs while committing just eight errors for a .974 fielding percentage. Video »

  • 2014: SS Trea Turner - NC State, Jr.

    Trea Turner earned the title of nation's top shortstop by batting .321 with 12 doubles, three triples and eight home runs in 2014. His .962 fielding percentage on defense also buoyed the Wolfpack. Video »

  • 2013: SS Alex Bregman - Louisiana State, Fr.

    Alex Bregman became the first freshman to win the Brooks Wallace Award after posting a .369 batting average and .939 fielding percentage for LSU. Bregman tallied 31 extra-base hits and 52 RBIs. Video »

  • 2012: SS Zach Vincej - Pepperdine, Jr.

    Zach Vincej, a junior from Saugus, Calif., finished with a .986 fielding percentage, taking part in 38 double plays with only four errors. He batted .339 with 39 RBIs and an OPS of .848. Vincej receives award » | Vincej on award

  • 2011: SS Brad Miller - Clemson, Jr.

    Brad Miller, named First-Team All-American by both Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball, was also the Player of the Year in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Drafted 62nd overall by the Seattle Mariners, he batted .395 with an on-base percentage of .498. Miller receives award | Miller on award »

  • 2010: SS Jedd Gyorko - West Virginia, Jr.

    Jedd Gyorko was tabbed a first-team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, finishing the 2010 campaign with a .381 batting average, a school-record 19 home runs, 57 RBIs, 28 doubles, 90 base hits, 71 runs scored and 177 total bases. Video »

  • 2009: SS Ben Orloff - UC Irvine, Sr.

    Ben Orloff, a senior from Simi Valley (Calif.) High School, hit .358 with a team-high 91 hits and 62 runs scored. He started all 60 games while leading the Anteaters to a 45-15 record, including a 22-2 Big West record and conference championship. He had 18 stolen bases, 176 assists against just seven errors and a .976 fielding percentage. Video »

  • 2008: C Buster Posey - Florida State, Jr.

    Buster Posey was among the top 10 in seven NCAA individual statistical categories in 2008 with a .463 batting average, 89 runs and 93 RBIs. He posted a .879 slugging percentage, .566 OBP and just eight errors in 68 games and 483 chances for a .983 fielding percentage.

  • 2007: SP David Price - Vanderbilt, Jr.

    David Price, a junior from Murfreesboro, Tenn., led the SEC in five different pitching categories and helped the Commodores to a school-best 54-13 season. He closed the year at 11-1 overall with 194 strikeouts in 133 1/3 innings pitched, going undefeated in his 17 starts.

  • 2006: SP/DH Brad Lincoln - Houston, Jr.

    Brad Lincoln, a 2006 consensus First-Team All-American, emerged as one of the nation's finest all-around players by compiling a sparkling 12-2 record with a 1.69 ERA and 152 strikeouts in 127 2/3 innings. He also hit .295 with 14 home runs and a team-leading 53 RBIs at the plate.

  • 2005: 3B Alex Gordon - Nebraska, Jr.

    Alex Gordon started all 72 games in 2005, leading the Cornhuskers to a school-record 57 wins and the school's third College World Series appearance in five years. The third baseman hit .372 with 19 home runs and 66 RBIs. He also hit 22 doubles, stole 23 bases in 26 attempts, and slugged .715.

  • 2004: C Kurt Suzuki - Cal State Fullerton, Jr.

    Maui native Kurt Suzuki hit a staggering .413 with 16 home runs and 87 RBIs in 2004, ending his Titans career in storybook fashion by knocking in the game-winning run in the College World Series finale over Texas go give Fullerton its fourth national championship.

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