LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech baseball's Cal Conley has been named a finalist for the Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award presented by the College Baseball Foundation, it was announced today.
Conley is one of six selections for the award, which honors the nation's top shortstop and is named after former Texas Tech shortstop Brooks Wallace. He is the only student-athlete from a Texas school or from the Big 12 to appear on the list.
Conley joins former Red Raider shortstop Orlando Garcia as the second Red Raider since 2017 to be named a finalist for the Brooks Wallace Award.
A redshirt freshman from Mount Carmel, Ohio, Conley has put together a .337 average at the plate with 70 hits, 52 RBI, 43 runs scored, 13 home runs and 13 doubles. He ranks among the Big 12 leaders in home runs (6th), RBI (6th), hits (7th), batting average (9th) and slugging (10th).
This is the latest accolade to roll in for Conley, who was named First Team All-Big 12 last week. A 2020 All-American, he has received three weekly honors this season, including Bobby Bragan Award Player of the Week (March 16), College Baseball Foundation National Shortstop of the Week (April 20) and Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (May 17).
The Brooks Wallace Award will be presented this summer by the College Baseball Foundation. It is named for former Red Raider shortstop Brooks Wallace, who played for the Red Raiders from 1977-80 and died of leukemia at the age of 27.