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Steiner honored for contributions to college game

LUBBOCK, Texas -- The National College Baseball Hall of Fame announced Monday the 2016 recipient of the National Collegiate Umpire Award honoring a lifetime of excellence in umpiring.

The recipient of this year's award is the late Gus Steiner, who umpired the College World Series seven times and worked numerous NCAA postseason assignments between 1962 and 1992. He also worked the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

"Mr. Steiner is a college baseball umpiring legend," said Mike Gustafson, president and CEO of the National College Baseball Hall of Fame. "Only a handful of guys ever worked more College World Series games than he did, and then factor in the number of important televised games he called in the 1980s, and we see what a great umpire he was."

Steiner, who died in 2005, was selected as the result of a nomination and screening process by past and current NCAA national coordinators of umpires, NCAA regional advisers, conference umpire coordinators and four collegiate head coaches.

He will be honored as part of the Hall of Fame's annual Night of Champions on July 2 in Lubbock, Texas.

For more information, contact Mike Gustafson at or (806) 749-2233.

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