The Big 12 has four semifinalists for the 2018 Dick Howser Trophy, as released by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) on Thursday. Representing the Conference on the list is Kody Clemens (Texas- 2B), Josh Jung (Texas Tech- 3B), Grant Little (Texas Tech- OF) and Steele Walker (Oklahoma- OF).
The Dick Howser Trophy, given in memory of the former Florida State University All-America shortstop and major league player and manager, who died of brain cancer in 1987, is regarded by many as college baseball's most prestigious award. Criteria for consideration of the trophy include performance on the field, leadership, moral character and courage, qualities that were exemplified by Dick Howser's life.
This is the 32nd year of the Dick Howser Trophy. The finalists will be announced on Friday, June 8. The 2018 award will be presented at TD Ameritrade Stadium in downtown Omaha, the home of the College World Series for the seventh year. The winner will be unveiled on MLB Network on Friday, June 15 and then a press conference with the winner will be held on Saturday, June 16 at 10 a.m. (CDT), the opening day of the 2018 CWS.
Dick Howser Trophy Semifinalists
Kody Clemens, Texas
Josh Jung, Texas Tech
Grant Little, Texas Tech
Steele Walker, Oklahoma