In a career that has been among the most decorated in college baseball history, Brendan McKay added another accolade to his resume in winning the 2017 John Olerud Award. McKay is the first three-time winner of the award. Video »
The John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award is presented annually by the College Baseball Foundation to honor the nation's top combo pitcher-position player.
Olerud, who was inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007, was a standout pitcher and first baseman at Washington State University from 1987 through 1989.
Brendan McKay won the Olerud Award for the second straight year after another stellar season for Louisville. McKay went 12-4 with a 2.30 ERA and 128 strikeouts on the mound and batted .333 with six home runs and 41 RBIs. Video »
Louisville's Brendan McKay had a stellar freshman season, hitting cleanup and batting .308 with four home runs and 34 RBIs in 61 games. On the mound, McKay went 9-3 with a 1.77 ERA and 117 strikeouts in 96 2/3 innings. Video »
Junior pitcher and first baseman A.J. Reed won the 2014 John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award with a 12-2 record and 2.09 ERA on the mound and a .336 batting average, 23 home runs and 73 RBIs at the plate. Video »
Marco Gonzales captured the Olerud Award with a stellar junior season as a first baseman and pitcher. He hit .311 with seven doubles and 26 RBIs at the plate, and on the mound went 7-3 with a 2.80 ERA and 96 strikeouts over 106 innings. Gonzales receives award » | Gonzales on award »
Brian Johnson finished the season with an 8-5 record, 3.90 ERA and 73 strikeouts on the mound. The left-hander, who was chosen first-team All-SEC for the past two seasons, also posted a .307 batting average with six home runs and 41 RBIs as a designated hitter. Johnson wins » | Johnson on award »
Left-hander Danny Hultzen, who hails from Bethesda, Md., hit .320 with 40 hits and 35 RBIs, and he was a unanimous First-Team All-American. Baseball America's Midseason Player of the Year posted a 12-3 record and 1.49 ERA over 16 starts with the Cavaliers. Hultzen receives award | Hultzen on award »
Mike McGee, a junior from Port St. Lucie, Fla., turned in an outstanding season as both a Seminoles closer and outfielder. On the mound, McGee posted a 4-1 record with 13 saves and a 2.96 ERA. He also made 62 starts in left field, while hitting .328 with 17 home runs and 73 RBIs. Video »