Gordon - a native of
Gordon – the two-time Big 12 Player of the Year (2004-05) and two-time first-team All-American, was a finalist for all three major College Player-of-the-Year Awards (Golden Spikes, Howser and Wallace) who started all 72 contests for the Huskers, hitting .372 with 19 homers and 66 RBIs. The third baseman was selected by the Kansas City Royals with the No. 2 overall pick, becoming NU's first first-round draft pick since Darin Erstad in 1995. Gordon led his squad to the 2005 College World Series and ranked in the top 10 of the Big 12 in all 12 offensive categories: runs (1st), walks (1st), on-base percentage (.518, 1st), slugging percentage (.715, 1st), doubles (22, 1st), total bases (181, 1st), batting average (2nd), hits (2nd), homers (2nd), RBIs (4th), stolen bases (7th) and triples (8th).
The 2005 Golden Spikes Award winner
was announced during the telecast of the 28th Annual Golden Spikes Award show
today on ESPNU. The telecast, presented in conjunction with the Major League
Baseball Players Association, also highlighted USA Baseball's athlete programs
as well as some of the various organizational youth baseball initiatives
supported by USA Baseball and the MLBPA. ESPNU will offer fans additional
opportunities to see the show with telecasts on June 24 at 8 p.m., June 25 at
12:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. and June 28 at 10:45 a.m.
"USA Baseball is extremely proud to
honor Alex Gordon of the
For the past 27 years, USA Baseball
has honored the top amateur baseball player in the country with the Golden
Spikes Award. Following the first ever presentation of the Award to Bob Horner
of Arizona State in 1978, the Golden Spikes Award has been presented each year
to the player who exhibits exceptional athletic ability and exemplary
sportsmanship. The 2004 Golden Spikes Award winner was Jered Weaver of
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USA Baseball is the National
Governing Body of amateur baseball in the