Brandon Rogalski Named NCBWA Central Region Position Player of the Year
St. Louis, Mo., May 26, 2011 – Washington University in St. Louis junior Brandon Rogalski added another honor to his expanding list of postseason accolades as he was named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Central Region Position Player of the Year, it was announced Thursday by the association.
Rogalski received six of the nine first-place votes for Central Region Position Player of the Year from a panel of regional sports information directors. The NCBWA will release its National Position Player of the Year awards next week.
After putting together one of the most impressive offensive seasons in school history, Rogalski is becoming one of the most decorated as well. He became just the third student-athlete in program history to earn first-team All-America honors when he received the recognition from D3Baseball.com on Wednesday, and has also earned first-team All-University Athletic Association (UAA) and Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Central Region Player of the Year honors.
Rogalski broke a number of Washington University school records in 2011, setting new single-season makrs for hits (74) and RBIs (60) while batting .438 and slugging .722.
He ranks eighth in Division III in RBIs, 11th in total bases (122) and doubles (20), 12th in hits, 21st in batting average, 25th in stolen bases (25) and 39th in runs scored (49), also tallying six home runs and five triples.
Rogalski posted separate hitting streaks of 12 and 15 games during the season, with the 15-game stretch closing out the year. Over the final six games of the season he hit .583 with 17 RBIs and 11 runs scored.
Washington University concluded the season with a 29-17 overall record, with the 46 games played representing a new single-season school record. The Bears finished the season ranked No. 6 in the NCAA Central Region Rankings.