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The semifinalists for the 2014 Gregg Olson Award presented by Toolshed Sports,have been determined. The award honors college baseball’s breakout player of the year. The annual award is given to a top amateur baseball player who elevates his game to an elite level throughout the season.

After a freshman season at Auburn filled with only mixed success, Gregg Olson became one of the top collegiate players in the nation during an outstanding, unprecedented sophomore season. Despite being omitted from any preseason All American lists, Olson went on to lead the entire nation in ERA with a 1.26 mark and compiled an incredible 11-1 record with 10 saves for the Tigers.

Following a summer pitching for the USA National Team where he lead the club in strikeouts, Olson returned to Auburn for another spectacular season. He led the SEC with a 2.00 ERA and amassed a triple-digit strikeout total, issuing 113 K’s in only 72 innings with only 27 walks. He finished his collegiate career with back-to-back First Team All American honors, a 25-7 record, 3.03 ERA, 20 saves, 271 strikeouts and redefined the way college coaches used their top pitcher.

The Olson Award has been developed to honor college baseball’s success stories and showcase players like Olson who have raised the level of their game through hard work, strength of mind and determination. Eligible players will be those who are omitted from major publication’s preseason All American prognostications; however by the end of the season their on the field performance will demonstrate that they are among the top amateur baseball players in the nation.

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. 2014.

2014 Gregg Olson Award Semifinalists

Will Allen C Ole Miss
Cody Boutte P Louisiana
Taylor Clarke P College of Charleston
Shawn Clowers P Liberty
Jace Conrad 2B Louisiana
Andy Cox P Tennessee
Zac Curtis P Middle Tennessee
Andro Cutura P Southeast Louisiana
Tyler Davis P Washington
Montana Durapau P Bethune-Cookman
Mike Franco P Florida International
Kyle Freeland P Evansville
Casey Jones IF/OF Elon
Scott Kingery OF Arizona
Nathan Kirby P Virginia
Brandon Koch P Dallas Baptist
Ryan Koopman P Campbell
Jacob Lindgren P Mississippi State
Jordan Luplow OF Fresno St
Chase Mallard P UAB
Sam Moore P UC Irvine
Tyler Neslony OF Texas Tech
Connor Owings IF/OF Coastal Carolina
Max Pentecost C Kennesaw St
Rohn Pierce P Canisius
DJ Ruhlman SS Seton Hall
Scott Schaub 3B Jacksonville
Ryan Seiz 2B Liberty
Eric Skoglund P UCF
Andrew Stevenson OF LSU
Jake Stinnett P Maryland
Matt Warren P Creighton
Drew Weeks OF North Florida
Ryan Williams P East Carolina
Nic Wilson 1B Georgia St
Brian Wolfe OF/1B Washington