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    Dickerson Tabbed a Finalist for Premier Player of College Baseball Award

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    June 2, 2011

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana's Alex Dickerson is one of five finalists for the 2011 Premier Player of College Baseball Award, presented by Premier Players, Inc. The national award is a fan-voted recognition for the best player in the country.

    CLICK HERE TO VOTE ... polls will remain open from June 1 through July 8 with the winner being announced on July 16.

    Dickerson won the original vote in a landslide, but the polls have been reset once narrowed down to these five finalists. So make sure to vote again.


    OFFICIAL AWARD RELEASE
    There is no excitement in sports without the participation of the fans. Since November 2010, sports fans have been coming to our online polls to vote for the best athletes in NCAA men and women sports. Based on their votes, here are the five finalists in each category for The 2011 Premier Player of College Baseball & Softball Trophy:

    Baseball Finalists
    - Alex Dickerson, OF, Indiana Hoosiers, Junior
    - Danny Hultzen, LHP/1B/OF, Virginia Cavaliers, Junior
    - John Stilson, RHP, Texas A&M Aggies, Junior
    - Mike McGee, RHP/OF, Florida State Seminoles, Senior
    - Sonny Gray, RHP, Vanderbilt Commodores, Junior

    Softball Finalists
    - Ashley Guile, DS, Nebraska Huskers, Junior
    - Hillary Bach, P, Arizona State Sun Devils, Junior
    - Jenna Marston, SS, Missouri Tigers, Sophomore
    - Olivia Galati, P/DP, Hofstra Pride, Sophomore
    - Stephanie Brombacher, RHP, Florida Gators, Senior

    Today, the candidates are placed in new polls so fans can vote for the overall winner of The Premier Player Trophy. The winners will join Ryan Mallett (quarterback, University of Arkansas), Kachine Alexander (guard, University of Iowa), and Nolan Smith (guard, Duke University) as being the first recipient of the award in their particular sport. The new polls close July 8 and the winners will be announced on July 16, 2011.

     

     

    The Premier Player of College Baseball & Softball trophy is one of three major awards presented by the Premier Players Sports Foundation. Future plans have the award being presented annually in Atlanta each July during a charitable awards dinner. Other events include the Premier Player of College Football Charitable Awards Dinner, held annually in Tampa, FL, the weekend after the BCS national championship game, and the Premier Player of College Basketball Charitable Awards Dinner held annually in Charlotte, NC, each April. Proceeds from the events benefit children charities in their respective cities.

    Vote for The 2011 Premier Player of College Baseball and Softball at www.premierplayers.com.

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