Proudfoot Named to Brooks Wallace Award Watch List
Proudfoot is one of only four freshmen in the nation named to the Wallace Award Watch List
May 3, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech freshman shortstop Tim Proudfoot has been named to the 2012 Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award Watch List, the College Baseball Hall of Fame announced Thursday. The watch list features the top 50 Division I shortstops in the nation.
The Brooks Wallace Award, sponsored by Mizuno and named after the former Red Raider great, annually recognizes the nation's top shortstop and will be presented on June 30 in Lubbock, as part of the College Baseball Hall of Fame's Night of Champions.
Proudfoot (North Bend, Wash.) is one of just four freshmen to be named to the list, joining Rice's Ford Stainback, San Diego's Andrew Daniel and BYU's Tanner Chauncey.
Proudfoot has been one of the premier defensive shortstops in the country during his initial collegiate season fielding .953 with 150 assists, 70 putouts and has committed 11 errors. In fact, out of Proudfoot's 11 errors, just two have been fielding with nine throwing errors.
Proudfoot is on pace to join the Texas Tech single-season top-10 assists list, which would be a first for a Red Raider freshman.
Proudfoot has also been among the Red Raiders top hitters this season with 12 doubles, five triples and two home runs with 28 RBI while batting .253 with 15 walks and four stolen bases. His 19 extra-base hits rank second on the team while ranking second in the Big 12 with five triples and sixth with 12 doubles.
He had a 10-game errorless streak (Mar. 2-17) and has committed only three errors on the road this season.
It marks the second straight season that a Red Raider has been named to the Brooks Wallace Award Watch List as last season Kelby Tomlinson - the 2011 ABCA D-I Rawlings Gold Gloved Award Winner - was named to the watch list.
ABOUT BROOKS WALLACE:
After playing two years in the Texas Rangers organization, he returned to Texas Tech and served as a graduate assistant and later as an assistant coach. In the summer of 1984, he was diagnosed with cancer and fought the disease courageously until his death on March 24, 1985, at age 27. The Plano, Texas, native was married to the former Sandy Arnold and they had one daughter, Lindsay Ryan