John Olerud Award

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John Olerud Award
John Olerud Award logo.jpg
Logo for the John Olerud Award
Given for Best two-way player in college baseball
Country United States
Presented by College Baseball Foundation
First award 2010
Most recent Brooks Wilson, Stetson Hatters
Website John Olerud Award

The John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award (known colloquially as the John Olerud Award) is a college baseball award given to the best two-way player of the season. The award is named after former Washington State Cougars All-American pitcher and first baseman John Olerud. The current holder of the award is Brooks Wilson of the Stetson Hatters.


double-dagger Denotes player also won the Golden Spikes Award and/or Dick Howser Trophy in the same year
Brendan McKay (left) with Frank Thomas receiving the 2015 John Olerud Award
Year Winner School Class Ref
2010 Mike McGee Florida State Junior [1]
2011 Danny Hultzen Virginia Junior [2]
2012 Brian Johnson Florida Junior [3]
2013 Marco Gonzales Gonzaga Junior [4]
2014 A. J. Reeddouble-dagger Kentucky Junior [5]
2015 Brendan McKay Louisville Freshman [6]
2016 Brendan McKay (2) Louisville Sophomore [7]
2017 Brendan McKaydouble-dagger (3) Louisville Junior [8]
2018 Brooks Wilson Stetson Senior [9]

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  1. ^ "McGee Wins Olerud Award". July 5, 2010. Retrieved October 10, 2016.
  2. ^ "Hultzen wins Olerud Award". Augusta Free Press. Retrieved May 29, 2014.
  3. ^ "Brian Johnson John Olerud Award: UF's Brian Johnson wins John Olerud Award - Orlando Sentinel". July 1, 2012. Retrieved May 29, 2014.
  4. ^ O'Brien, Patrick. "Marco Gonzales Named John Olerud Two-Way Player Of Year - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather". Retrieved May 29, 2014.
  5. ^ "UK's Reed adds Olerud Award to collection of hardware". Louisville Courier-Journal. June 28, 2014. Retrieved June 29, 2014.
  6. ^ "Brendan McKay named John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year". June 29, 2015. Retrieved October 10, 2016.
  7. ^ "Brendan McKay repeats as John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award winner". July 1, 2016. Retrieved October 10, 2016.
  8. ^ "College baseball: Louisville's Brendan McKay wins third straight John Olerud Award". June 12, 2017. Retrieved June 12, 2017.
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