The Brooks Wallace Award is an award given by the College Baseball Foundation (CBF) to the best college baseballshortstop of the year. The award has been given annually since 2004. Until 2008 the award was presented to the nation's most outstanding player; however in 2009 the recipient list was changed to only include shortstops. It is named after former Texas Tech shortstop and assistant coach Brooks Wallace, who died of cancer in 1985 at the age of 27.
^Kaegel, Dick (November 2, 2011). "Gordon takes home first Gold Glove". MLB.com. MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved August 6, 2012. Alex Gordon, a third baseman for the Royals until last year, is now among baseball's elite outfielders...[H]is switch from third base to the outfield in 2010 went amazingly well.