Rotary Smith Award

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Rotary Smith Award
Award details
Given for Most outstanding college baseball player of the year
Country United States
Presented by Greater Houston Sports Association (1988–2004)
Rotary Club of Houston (1996–2004)
First award 1988
Final award 2003

The Rotary Smith Award was created in 1988 to honor the most outstanding college baseball player of the year. The award was founded by the Greater Houston Sports Association. In 1996, the Rotary Club of Houston joined the award committee. Prior to the 2004 season, the award was succeeded by the Roger Clemens Award, honoring the most outstanding college baseball pitcher.


Year Links to the article about the corresponding baseball year
Player Name of the player
Position The player's position at the time he won the award
College The player's college when he won the award
Italics Denotes player was the first overall MLB draft pick in the same year
dagger Member of the National College Baseball Hall of Fame
footnote Player is active
Rotary Smith Award winners
Year Player Position College
1988 Benes, AndyAndy Benes Pitcher Evansville
1989 McDonald, BenBen McDonalddagger Pitcher LSU
1990 Kelly, MikeMike Kelly Outfielder Arizona State
1991 Jones, BobbyBobby Jones Pitcher Fresno State
1992 Smith, MikeMike Smith Outfielder Indiana
1993 Dreifort, DarrenDarren Dreifortdagger Pitcher Wichita State
1994 Varitek, JasonJason Varitek Catcher Georgia Tech
1995 Kotsay, MarkMark Kotsay Outfielder Cal State Fullerton
1996 Benson, KrisKris Benson Pitcher Clemson
1997 Hudson, TimTim Hudson Pitcher/Outfielder Auburn
1998 Wilkerson, BradBrad Wilkersondagger Pitcher/Outfielder Florida
1999 Jennings, JasonJason Jennings Pitcher/Designated Hitter Baylor
2000 Bouknight, KipKip Bouknight Pitcher South Carolina
2001 Prior, MarkMark Prior Pitcher Southern California
2002 Greene, KhalilKhalil Greene Shortstop Clemson
2003 Weeks, RickieRickie Weeksdouble-dagger Second baseman Southern University

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