St. Louis, Mo., June 23, 2017 – Washington University in St. Louis baseball senior Brad Margolin (Northbrook, Ill./Glenbrook North) was selected as the 2017 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings NCAA Division III Gold Glove recipient at pitcher, as announced by the ABCA.
Margolin was the lone representative from the University Athletic Association (UAA) and he is the second Bear to earn the honor in as many years. Kyle Kozak was honored at catcher with the 2016 ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove.
"Brad Margolin is one of the more complete pitchers that I have had the pleasure to coach, and I am proud to say that he was also one of our hardest workers," commented head coach Pat Bloom. "He invested countless hours of practice to improve his defensive skill competencies – whether it was fielding his position, holding runners on base, or perfecting his pick-off repertoire. Brad earned every accolade that he has received, and we are proud to now add 'Gold Glover' to his long list of achievements as a Bear."
Margolin finished the year with a fielding percentage of .969, committing just one error in 32 chances which included 10 put outs and 21 assists. In addition, Margolin totaled seven successful pickoffs on the season.
During Margolin's senior campaign, he finished the year with a 9-2 record, a 1.98 earned run average in 82 innings pitched. He allowed 56 hits and seven walks while striking out 69 batters. Margolin concluded his career within the top-10 in WashU's record book of wins (23 – fourth), innings pitched (237 – sixth) and earned run average (2.39 – seventh).
Within the 379 sanctioned NCAA Division III teams, Margolin ranked in the top-25 of several individual categories including second in WHIP (0.77), seventh in strikeout-to-walk ratio (9.86), eighth in complete games (six), 10th in walks allowed per nine innings (0.77), 15th in victories (nine) and 19th in hits allowed per nine innings (6.15).
In addition, Margolin was awarded 2017 ABCA/Rawlings All-America Second Team honors, D3baseball.com All-America honorable mention, UAA Co-Pitcher of the Year, all-UAA First Team honors and All-Central Region honors by both D3baseball.com and ABCA/Rawlings.