NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt’s Ethan Paul has been named a semifinalist for the Brooks Wallace Award, which recognizes the nation’s top shortstop and will be presented this summer by the College Baseball Foundation.
The 14-member group features student-athletes from 10 different conferences. Paul is one of two semifinalists from the SEC. The senior is tied with teammate JJ Bleday for the SEC lead in RBIs (63) thanks in part to a team-best .393 average (33-for-84) with runners in scoring position.
The Bellevue, Washington, native has recorded a hit in 18 of his last 22 games and scored a run in 14 of his last 15 contests. Paul helped lift Vanderbilt to its seventh SEC title in program history on Friday, swatting a three-run home run as part of a four-RBI day.
The Brooks Wallace Award has been presented annually since 2004. Until 2008, the accolade was given to the nation’s most outstanding player. Vanderbilt is the only program in the nation to boast multiple winners with David Price taking home the accolade in 2007 and Dansby Swanson in 2015.