Lubbock, Texas - University of Nevada sophomore first baseman Shaun Kort has been named to the 2008 Brooks Wallace Player of the Year Award Pre-season “Wallace Watch”. The Wallace Award is presented to the nation's top collegiate baseball player in conjunction with the College Baseball Hall of Fame's annual induction festivities. The 2008 award banquet will be held Thursday, July 3, in the United Spirit Arena on the campus of Texas Tech University.
Kort, a product of Woodland Hills, Calif., was named Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year and won the conference batting title with a .392 average in his first season in 2007. A second-team All-WAC first baseman he was selected to the Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-America Baseball Team, Rivals.com Freshmen All-America squad and Pingbaseball.com second-team Freshmen All-America team last season.
In addition to leading the Wolf Pack in hitting last season he topped the team offensively in slugging percentage(.586), on base percentage(.461), runs scored(44), hits(87), runs batted in(50), doubles(17), triples(4), total bases(130), at bats(222), total plate appearances(257), and walks(28).
Kort’s 87 hits and .461 on base percentage was third in the WAC while he also ranked sixth in slugging percentage(.586), tied for ninth with 50 RBI, tied for seventh with 17 doubles, tied for sixth with four triples, and was seventh with 130 total bases.
Kort’s 2007 Season Statistics