Luplow Named to "Breakout Player of the Year" Watch List
    Luplow is now on two national watch lists - Golden Spikes Award and Gregg Olson Award
    Luplow is now on two national watch lists - Golden Spikes Award and Gregg Olson Award

    May 13, 2014

    By: Matt Burkholder
    mburkholder@csufresno.edu
    GoBulldogs.com

    FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno State junior outfielder Jordan Luplow has been named to the watch list for the 2014 Gregg Olson Award presented by Toolshed Sports, as announced by the organization. The recipient of the award honors college baseball's "Breakout Player of the Year." Luplow is one of 80 players to be named to the list and one of three players from the Mountain West.

    Luplow currently leads the Bulldogs in nearly every major statistical category. Through 50 regular season games he owns a .378 batting average, best in the Mountain West conference, 73 hits, 20 doubles, eight home runs, 40 RBIs, 119 total bases, .617 slugging percentage and .465 on-base percentage - all team bests. He also has a team-low 20 strikeouts with a minimum 100 at bats.

    Due to limited action from an injury as a sophomore, in 41 games Luplow owned a .278 season batting average. He recorded nine doubles, three triples, three home runs and 21 RBIs as a second-year Bulldog.

    The Fresno, Calif. native was also named to the USA Baseball Golden Spikes award 30-man watch list on May 8.

    The award is named after former Auburn Tiger star pitcher Gregg Olson, who became one of the top collegiate players in the nation after an initial season filled with only mixed success. Olson went on to become a two-time All American, first round draft pick, American League Rookie of the Year and MLB All Star. Like Olson, these players have elevated their game to an elite level and in many instances their team has mirrored their success as a direct result.

    Semifinalists are slated to be named, Friday, May 30th at the start of NCAA Regional play and the finalists are scheduled to be announced on Friday, June 6th at the beginning of Super Regional action. The winner of the 2014 Gregg Olson Award will be named in Omaha, Nebraska during the College World Series which is to be held this season at TD Ameritrade Park from June 15-June 25/26. 2013


     

     

    The winner of the 2014 Gregg Olson Award will be named in Omaha, Nebraska during the College World Series which is to be held this season at TD Ameritrade Park from June 14-June 24/25.

    For more information visit www.OlsonAward.com.

    2014 GREGG OLSON AWARD WATCH LIST
    Will Allen - Ole Miss (C)
    Nathan Becker - Davidson (OF)
    Danny Beddes - Utah Valley (P)
    Bryce Beeler - Memphis (UTL)
    Bryan Bonnel - UNLV (P)
    Auston Bousfield - Ole Miss (OF)
    Cody Boutte - Louisiana (P)
    Greg Brody - Belmont (UTL)
    Payden Cawley Lamb - Gonzaga (OF)
    Taylor Clarke - College of Charleston (P)
    Sam Clay - Georgia Tech (P)
    Shawn Clowers - Liberty (P)
    Jace Conrad - Louisiana (2B)
    Daniel Cortes - Army (OF)
    Andy Cox - Tennessee (P)
    Zac Curtis - Middle Tennessee (P)
    Andro Cutura - Southeast Louisiana (P)
    Ryan Daniels - SIU Edwardsville (P)
    Tyler Davis - Washington (P)
    Paul DeJong - Illinois St. (IF)
    Montana Durapau - Bethune-Cookman (P)
    Mike Franco - Florida International (P)
    Kyle Freeland - Evansville (P)
    Reed Garrett - VMI (P)
    Aaron Garza - Houston (P)
    Kristian Gayday - IPFW (3B)
    Brandon Hallford - South Alabama (P)
    Kurt Hoekstra - Western Michigan (2B)
    Mac James - Oklahoma (C/1B/OF)
    Baum Jay - Clemson (IF/OF)
    Casey Jones - Elon (IF/OF)
    Curtis Jones - Houston Baptist (UTL)
    Reese Kanter - New Orleans (OF)
    Jon Keller - Alabama (P)
    Scott Kingery - Arizona (OF)
    Nathan Kirby - Virginia (P)
    Brandon Koch - Dallas Baptist (P)
    Ryan Koopman - Campbell (P)
    AJ Ladwig - Wichita St. (P)
    Blaise Lezynski - Notre Dame (1B)
    Jacob Lindgren - Mississippi St. (P)
    Lee Longo - Eastern Michigan (1B)
    Jordan Luplow - Fresno State (OF)
    Chase Mallard - UAB (P)
    Michael Matuella - Duke (P)
    Jacob McNamara - UIC (DH)
    DJ Miller - Delaware St. (SS)
    Sam Moore - UC Irvine (P)
    Richie Navari - Louisiana Tech (P)
    Tyler Neslony - Texas Tech (OF)
    James Norwood - St. Louis (P)
    Eric Nyquist - Mercer (P)
    TJ Olesczuk - Winthrop (OF)
    Dillon Ortman - Auburn (P)
    David Owen - Arkansas St. (P)
    Connor Owings - Coastal Carolina (IF/OF)
    Max Pentecost - Kennesaw St. (C)
    Rohn Pierce - Canisius (P)
    Brandon Rawe - Morehead St. (OF)
    DJ Ruhlman - Seton Hall (SS)
    Victor Sanchez - New Mexico (P)
    Taylor Sandefur - Western Carolina (UTL)
    Scott Schaub - Jacksonville (3B)
    Jordan Schwartz - Niagra (P)
    Ryan Seiz - Liberty (2B)
    Eric Skoglund - UCF (P)
    Andrew Stevenson - LSU (OF)
    Eric Stiene - Xavier (P)
    Jake Stinnett - Maryland (P)
    Brett Sunde - Western Michigan (C)
    Pat Sweeney - Rutgers (SS)
    George Thanopoulos - Columbia (P)
    Michael Thomas - Kentucky (C)
    Brandon Tierney - Texas A&M Corpus Christi (3B)
    Nick Vilter - UC Riverside (IF)
    Matt Warren - Creighton (P)
    Matt Weckerle - NJIT (OF)
    Drew Weeks - North Florida (OF)
    Ryan Williams - East Carolina (P)
    Austen Williams - Texas St. (P)
    Nic Wilson - Georgia St. (1B)
    Brian Wolfe - Washington (OF/1B)
    Shane Zeile - UCLA (C/IF)

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