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Sheldon Neuse named 2016 Brooks Wallace Award winner

LUBBOCK, Texas -- The National College Baseball Hall of Fame is proud to announce Sheldon Neuse from Oklahoma as the winner of the 2016 Brooks Wallace Award for outstanding shortstop of the year.

The junior hit a career best .369 during the 2016 season with 10 home runs, five triples and 15 doubles while driving in 48. He finished the season with a .980 fielding percentage.

"From the beginning of the season, we've had the privilege of watching players progress through midweek games and weekend series. The cream of the crop started to rise to the top, and Sheldon Neuse is no exception," said Tyler Young, Brooks Wallace Award co-chair.

"His performance on the field speaks for itself, but his character off the field distinguished him as the 2016 Brooks Wallace Award winner. It's been a great year, and it's an honor to recognize Sheldon for his accomplishments."

The award, sponsored by Mizuno, is named for Brooks Wallace, a Texas Tech shortstop from 1977 to 1980 who died at the age of 27 after a battle with leukemia.

The Brooks Wallace Award will be presented Saturday at the Hall of Fame's annual Night of Champions event, along with the National Pitcher of the Year Award, the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award and the Skip Bertman National Coach of the Year Award.

For more information on the Brooks Wallace Award or the College Baseball Hall of Fame's Night of Champions, visit www.collegebaseballhall.org.

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