Dickerson Named District V Player of the Year
June 11, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Sophomore outfielder Alex Dickerson has been named the District V Player of the Year, the National College Baseball Writers of America announced today. Dickerson, who earned First Team All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball Newspaper earlier this month, was recognized as the top player in the district that encompasses Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Dickerson is just the second player in school history to garner District Player of the Year honors, joining Seth Bynum, who took home the honor in 2004. The remaining District Players of the Year are District I: 3B/RP Joe Leonard (Pittsburgh); District II: SS Jedd Gyorko (West Virginia); District III: C Yasmani Grandal (Miami, Fla.); District IV: SP Anthony Meo (Coastal Carolina); District VI: OF Aaron Senne (Missouri); District VII: 3B Anthony Rendon (Rice); District VIII: C-1B-DH C.J. Cron (Utah); District IX: 2B Zack MacPhee (Arizona State).
The sophomore was also named a Ping!Baseball Second Team All-American yesterday. Additionally, he will be recognized at Petco Park for being a San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month this evening. NCBWA's All-America Teams will be announced in the coming weeks.
Dickerson wrapped up his second season in an IU uniform with a .419 average, 99 hits (tied for third all-time), 24 home runs (second), 75 RBI (fifth), 19 doubles (seventh) and an .805 slugging percentage (third). He is currently fifth nationally in home runs and total bases, and is eighth in slugging percentage. He will enter his junior season with 38 longballs, just nine home runs shy of the school record. He also carries a 17-game hitting streak into the 2011 season.
Dickerson is one of 38 players nationally invited to USA Baseball's Collegiate Team Trials. The team will go through a week of trials in July at USA Baseball's facility in Cary, N.C., at which point the team will be cut to a 22-man roster. The final roster will play a month-long schedule against international teams in the United States, Taiwan and Japan, while those who do not make the team will return to their summer teams. He will play for the Cape Cod League's Wareham Gatemen prior to the Team USA trials.
The Poway, Calif., native is also one of three Big Ten players and one of 25 players nationally to be a semifinalist for the 2010 Dick Howser Trophy, presented by the NCBWA. Dickerson is joined on the list by fellow conference members Alex Wimmers (Ohio State) and Ben Heath (Penn State). Five different conferences had three semifinalists each.
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