Jake Meyers has been named one of five finalists for the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award by the College Baseball Foundation. The announcement came Wednesday morning.
Meyers, a left-handed pitcher and outfielder, recently earned first-team All-Big Ten recognition as a utility player. He also helped lead the Huskers to the NCAA Regionals for the third time in four years.
As a junior, Meyers made 13 starts on the mound, 39 starts in centerfield and 12 starts as the designated hitter. He has an 8-1 record on the mound, which includes 52 strikeouts and nine walks in 78.2 innings. He also has one home run, seven doubles, 16 RBIs and 51 runs on offense.
The College Baseball Foundation will present the award later this summer.
2017 John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award Finalists
- Brendan McKay (Louisville)
- Adam Haseley (Virginia)
- Alex Troop (Michigan State)
- Jake Meyers (Nebraska)
- Braden Zarbnisky (West Virginia)
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