HONORS/AWARDS                                                                                                                                   65

                                                                                                                                                2002 FLORIDA BASEBALL
BASEBALL HALL                                 PLAYER/
OF FAME MEMBERS                               COACH HONORS
Thirty-two former Gator Baseball players      National Collegiate
have been inducted into the University of     Baseball Writers
Florida Athletic Hall of Fame. In addition,   Assocation
the Gator Baseball program has two            1998 Brad Wilkerson (POY)
distinguished letterwinners and four
honorary letterwinners.                       Rotary Smith
                                              Player of the Year
GATOR GREATS                                  1998 Brad Wilkerson (POY)
Cecil Beck                1926-28
Doug Belden               1945, 1947-48       Collegiate Baseball
Scot Brantley             1977                Coach of the Year
                                              1996 Andy Lopez
Charles Casey             1965
Harry Coe                 1952-53
                                              ALL AMERICA
Doug Corbett              1971-74
Rex Farrior               1915-17
                                              American Baseball
Don Fleming               1958-60
                                              Coaches Association
Bobby Forbes              1947-48             1958 Bernie Parrish (1st)
Joe Hobbs                 1956                1959 Perry McGriff (1st)
Gary Keller               1966                1960 Perry McGriff (2nd)
Jimmy Kynes               1948                1962 Tom Moore (1st)
Buford Long               1953                1963 Tom Moore (1st)
Perry McGriff             1958-60             1984 Russ Kibler (2nd)
                                                                           A First Team All America selection by Baseball America in 1991,
                                                   Scott Ruskin (2nd)       John Burke was a two-time Major League Baseball First Round
Fred Montsdeoca           1948-51
                                              1991 Mario Linares (3rd)    Draft choice. He signed with the Colorado Rockies and became UF’s
Tom Moore                 1960, 62-63
                                              1994 Danny Wheeler (3rd)                  seventh first round draft pick in 1992.
Robert D. "Ark" Newton    1923
                                              1998 Josh Fogg (2nd)
Richard A. "Dick" Pace    1948-50                                          National Collegiate Baseball       FRESHMAN ALL
                                              2000 Tim Olson (2nd)
Bernie Parrish            1956-58                                          Writers Association                AMERICA HONORS
                                                                           1993 Marc Valdes (3rd)
Lou Pesce                 1953-54             Collegiate Baseball          1994 Rob Bonanno (3rd)             Collegiate Baseball
R.G. "Bob" Pittman        1931-33             1996 Brad Wilkerson (2nd)                                       Freshman All America
                                                                           1996 David Eckstein (1st)
                                                                                                              1991 Ron Scott
A.W. Ramsdell             1915-16             1997 Brad Wilkerson (2nd)         Chuck Hazzard (HM)
                                                                                                                   Marc Valdes
Q.I. Roberts              1931, 33            1998 Josh Fogg (1st)              Brad Wilkerson (1st)
                                                                                                              1994 John Tamargo (2nd)
LaMar Sarra               1925, 27                 Brad Wilkerson (1st)         John Tamargo (HM)
                                                                                                              1995 Chuck Hazzard (1st)
Tom Shannon               1964-66             2000 Tim Olson (3rd)         1997 Brad Wilkerson (1st)
                                                                                                              1996 Brad Wilkerson (1st)
Haywood Sullivan          1951-52                                               David Eckstein (3rd)
                                                                                                              1997 Matt McClendon (HM)
                                              Baseball America             1998 Josh Fogg (1st)
Earle "Dummy" Taylor      1913                1988 Jeff Gidcumb (2nd)                                         1998 Jason Dill (1st)
Allen Trammell            1964-65                                               Brad Wilkerson (1st)
                                              1991 John Burke (1st)                                                Matt Siegel (HM)
Richard Trapp             1967-68             1997 Brad Wilkerson (1st)
Dale Van Sickle           1929                1998 Josh Fogg (1st)
David Williams            1975                     Brad Wilkerson (1st)
Ronnie Williams           1968-69             2000 Tim Olson (3rd)

                                              The Sporting News
DISTINGUISHED                                 1977 Roger Holt (2nd)
LETTERWINNERS                                 1979 Marc Sullivan (1st)
Doug Dickey               1953-54             1987 Rodney Brewer (1st)
Dick Stratton             1947, 50            1997 Brad Wilkerson (2nd)
                                              1998 Josh Fogg (2nd)
                                                   Brad Wilkerson (1st)
LETTERWINNERS                                 USA Today/Baseball
Dave Fuller               1967-68             Weekly
                                              1998 Josh Fogg (2nd)
Spessard Holland          1915-16                  Brad Wilkerson (1st)
                                                                          Brad Wilkerson waves the American flag after helping Team USA win
Alfred McKethan           N/A                                             the Gold medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. A center-
                                              2000 Tim Olson (2nd)        fielder on the Red, White & Blue, Wilkerson became Gator baseball’s
Everette Yon              1915-16                                            first-ever Olympic medalist. Wilkerson earned the NCBWA and
                                                                                Rotary Smith national player of the year awards in 1998.
                                                                                                  USA BASEBALL                   1992 Marc Valdes (2nd)

                                                                                                  HONORS                         1993 Marc Valdes (2nd)
                                                                                                                                 1994 James Eidam (1st)
                                                                                                  U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist
                                                                                                  2000 Brad Wilkerson, OF             Danny Wheeler (1st)
                                                                                                                                      Rob Bonanno (2nd)
                                                                                                  U.S. Olympic Team              1995 Chris Wiggs (1st)
                                                                                                  2000 Brad Wilkerson                 David Eckstein (2nd)
                                                                                                                                 1996 David Eckstein (2nd)
                                                                                                  USA Baseball National               Chuck Hazzard (2nd)
                                                                                                  Team Members                        Paul Rigdon (2nd)
                                                                                                  1992 Marc Valdes                    Brad Wilkerson (2nd)
                                                                                                  1994 John Tamargo              1997 Brad Wilkersin (1st)
                                                                                                       John Kaufman              1998 Josh Fogg (1st)
                                                                                                  USA Baseball Invitees               Brad Wilkerson (2nd)
                                                                                                  1991 Brent Killen
                                                                                                                                 2000 Tim Olson (1st)
                                                                                                       John Burke
                                                                                                                                      Jason Dill (1st)
                                                                                                       Marc Valdes
                                                                                                                                 2001 Matt Goss (2nd)
                                                                                                  1992 Marc Valdes
                          Catcher Eric Castaldo was named to the SEC All Tournament team in
                                                                                                  1994 John Tamargo
                        1996 after helping lead Florida to the SEC Tournament title. UF went on                                  NCAA Regional Most
                          to win its regional and make its second all-time appearance in the           John Kaufman              Outstanding Player
                                                  College World Series.                           1995 John Kaufman              1988 Jeff Gidcumb, P
                                                                                                       John Tamargo              1991 John Burke, P
                        2000 Joey Simon (1st)                    NATIONAL PLAYER                  1996 Matt McClendon
                                                                                                                                 1996 Brad Wilkerson, OF
                             Aaron Sobieraj (HM)                 OF THE YEAR                      1997 Matt McClendon
                        2001 Ben Harrison (HM)                                                                                   1998 Mark Ellis, SS
                                                                 NCBWA Player of the Year              Brad Wilkerson
                                                                 1997 Brad Wilkerson (Finalist)   2000 Brad Wilkerson            2000 Tim Olson, OF
                        The Sporting News
                        Freshman All America
                                                                 Golden Spikes Award Finalists    ACADEMIC ALL                   NCAA All Regional Teams
                        1998 Jason Dill (2nd)
                                                                 1996 Brad Wilkerson (Nominee)                                   1960 Perry McGriff, OF
                                                                                                  AMERICA AWARDS
                                                                 1998 Brad Wilkerson (Finalist)                                  1977 Frank McDonald, OF
                        NATIONAL PLAYER                                                           GTE Academic All America
                                                                                                                                      Dave Ademy, DH
                                                                                                  1970 Fred Bretz (1st)
                        OF THE WEEK                              Rotary Smith Award                                              1995 Mike Stanley, C
                                                                                                  1972 Ray Hull (2nd)
                        Mizuno/Collegiate Baseball               1998 Brad Wilkerson (Finalist)                                       Steve Lombardozzi, 2B
                                                                                                  1996 David Eckstein (2nd)
                        Player of the Week                       2000 Tim Olson (Nominee)                                             Rodney Brewer, OF
                        1993 co-Doug Brennan (March 19)                                           1997 David Eckstein (1st)
                                                                                                                                      Jeff Fischer, P
                             co-Chris Nelson (March 19)                                                                          1988 Tommy Edwards, 2B
                                                                 COLLEGE WORLD
                        1994 Rob Bonnano (March 3)                                                ALL REGION HONORS                   Julio Mendez, SS
                                                                 SERIES HONORS
                        1996 Brad Wilkerson (week of May 27)                                      ABCA All South Region               Allen Rutledge, 3B
                                                                 All College World Series         1976 Nick Belmonte (1st)
                                                                 1991 Mario Linares, SS                                               Mario Linares, DH
                        Sporting News National                                                    1977 Roger Holt (1st)
                                                                      Kevin Polcovich, SS                                             Jeff Gidcumb, P
                        Player of the Week                                                             John Cortese (1st)
                        1998 Brad Wilkerson (week of Feb. 16)    1996 Brad Wilkerson, OF                                         1991 Mario Linares, C
                                                                                                  1978 Ron Crum (1st)
                             Derek Nicholson (week of April 6)        Chuck Hazzard, DH                                               Kevin Polcovich, SS
                                                                                                       Jim Watkins (1st)
                             Josh Fogg (week of April 26)                                                                             Herbert Perry, 3B
                                                                                                       Dave Adeimy (3rd)
                                                                                                                                      Marc Valdes, P
                                                                                                       Pete Teixeira (3rd)
                                                                                                                                      John Burke, P
                                                                                                  1979 Chuck Sandberg (1st)
                                                                                                                                 1994 Rob Bonanno, P
                                                                                                       Tony Stevens (1st)
                                                                                                                                      Shane Spears, OF
                                                                                                       Jim Watkins (1st)
                                                                                                                                      James Eidam, OF
                                                                                                       Larry Hall (3rd)
                                                                                                                                 1996 Eric Castaldo, C
                                                                                                  1980 David Falcone (3rd)
                                                                                                                                      John Tamargo, SS
                                                                                                  1981 Glenn Carpenter (1st)
                                                                                                                                      Brad Wilkerson, OF
                                                                                                       Steve Lombardozzi (1st)
                                                                                                                                      Chuck Hazzard, DH
                                                                                                       Larry Mikesell (3rd)
                                                                                                                                 1997 Casey Smith, C
                                                                                                  1984 Russ Kibler (1st)
                                                                                                                                 1998 Brad Wilkerson, 1B
                                                                                                       Scott Ruskin (1st)
                                                                                                                                      Mark Ellis, SS
                                                                                                  1985 Scott Ruskin, OF (1st)
                                                                                                                                      Josh Fogg, P
                                                                                                       Scott Ruskin, P (2nd)
                                                                                                                                 2000 Kevin Estrada, SS
                                                                                                  1988 Jeff Gidcumb (2nd)
                                                                                                                                      Kurt Keene, 1B
                                                                                                  1991 John Burke (1st)
                                                                                                                                      Tim Olson, OF
                                                                                                       Mario Linares (1st)
                                                                                                                                      Aaron Sobieraj, 3B
                                                                                                       Kevin Polcovich (1st)
                                                                                                                                 2001 Jason Dill, OF
                                   Brian Purvis shared SEC Tournament MVP honors                       Herbert Perry (2nd)
                                                                                                                                      Peter Nystrom, OF
                                  after leading UF to the 1991 SEC Tournament title.
HONORS/AWARDS                                                                                                                                            67
ALL CONFERENCE                    Pete Teixeira, P

                                                                                                                                                          2002 FLORIDA BASEBALL
                                  Jim Watkins, OF              Herbert Perry shared
HONORS                                                        SEC Tournament MVP
                           1979   Chuck Sandberg, 1B           honors after leading
SEC    Coach of the Year
1952   Dave Fuller                Tony Stevens, DH               UF to the 1991 SEC
1956   Dave Fuller                Jim Watkins, OF              Tournament title. A
                           1980   David Banes, OF                  two-time All-SEC
1962   Dave Fuller
                                                                selection, Perry has
1981   Jack Rhine                 Larry Mikesell, P
                                                                played five years in
1982   Jack Rhine          1981   Glenn Carpenter, OF            the Major Leagues
1984   Joe Arnold                 Steve Lombardozzi, SS       for the Chicago White
1988   Joe Arnold                 Craig McGraw, 2B                              Sox.
1996   Andy Lopez                 Jim Yonker, 2B
                           1982   Rich Bombard, P
Southeastern Conference           Mike Stanely, C
1951 Dud Rushing, OF       1983   Shawn Fawbush, P
1952 Jim Hirsch, 2B               Rich Rice, P
     Haywood Sullivan, C   1984   Russ Kibler, P
1953 Robby Barnes, C              Scott Ruskin, OF
     Harry Coe, P                 Mike Stanley, UTIL
1954 Wayne Clark, UTIL     1985   Scott Luasder, OF           2000 Jason Dill (1st)                     Mike Stanley, C
     Lou Pesce, 1B                Scott Ruskin, P                  Tim Olson (1st)                 1984 Bruce Crabbe, 2B
     Rudy Simpson, P              Scott Ruskin, OF                 Kurt Keene (2nd)                     Clay Daniel, P
1955 Jerry Bilyk, C               Mike Stanley, UTIL                                                    Jeff Fischer, P
1956 Robby Barnes, OF      1986   Rodney Brewer, DH (1st)     SEC    Tournament MVP                     Scott Ruskin, OF
     Jerry Bilyk, C        1987   Rodney Brewer, Dh (2nd)     1982   Rich Bombard, P                    Mike Stanley, 3B
     Dale Willis, P               Joey Fernandez, OF (1st)    1988   Brian Reimsnyder, OF          1986 Mike Stanley, 1B
1957 Burt Touchberry, P           Julio Mendez, SS (1st)      1991   co-Herbert Perry, DH          1988 Jeff Gidcumb, P
1958 Ray Oestricher, P     1988   Jeff Gidcumb, P (1st)              co-Brian Purvis, OF                Mario Linares, C
     Bernie Parrish, OF           Mario Linares, DH (1st)                                               Brian Reimsnyder, OF
1959 Bob Geissinger, OF           Julio Mendez, SS (1st)      SEC All Tournament                   1991 Brian Duva, OF
     Perry McGriff, OF            Mike Moberg, OF (2nd)       1978 Jim Watkins, OF                      Brent Killen, 1B
1960 Perry McGriff, OF            Brian Reimsnyder, OF        1979 Larry Hall, SS                       Mario Linares, C
     Ron Overcash, 1B             Johnny Wiggs, P (2nd)            Kerry Kellogg, P                     Herbert Perry, 3B
1961 Dennis Aust, P        1989   Jeff Gidcumb, P (2nd)            Chuck Long, 2B                       Kevin Polcovich, SS
                                                                   Tony Stevens, DH                                                     e Home to Gator Baseball
     Paul Booher, C               Jamie McAndrew, P (2nd)                                               John Pricher, P              com
     C.W. Price, OF               Herbert Perry, 3B (1st)          Jim Watkins, OF                      Brian Purvis, OF
1962 Tom Moore, 3B                Brian Reimsnyder, f (2nd)   1981 Glen Carpenter, OF              1992 Brent Killen, 1B
     Jerry Nicholson, P    1990   Eric Martinez, OF (2nd)          Dave Falcone, 1B                     Dave Majeski, OF
     Lee Scheinholt, C     1991   John Burke, P (1st)              Mike Henley, UTL                1996 Eric Castaldo, C
1963 Dan Eggart, P                Mario Linares, C (1st)           Steve Lombardozzi, SS                Chuck Hazzard, DH
     Carol Lenoux, 2B             Herbert Perry, 3B (2nd)          Randy O’Neal, P                 1997 Brad Wilkerson, DH
     Wayne Meadows, UTIL          Kevin Polcovich, SS (1st)   1982 Rich Bombard, P                 2000 Mike Smalley, P
     Tom Moore, 3B                Marc Valdes, P (1st)             Steve Floyd, OF                      Tim Olson, OF
1965 Allen Trammell, OF    1992   Brent Killen, 1B (2nd)           Javier Ortiz, 1B                     Kurt Keene, DH
1967 Kelly Prior, P               Dave Majeski, OF (2nd)
     Richard Trapp, SS            John Pricher, P (2nd)
1968 Mike Ovca, C                 Marc Valdes, P (1st)
     Nick Nicosia, OF      1993   Marc Valdes, P (2nd)
     Glen Pickren, P       1994   James Eidam, DH (1st)
     Richard Trapp, SS            Rob Bonanno, RHP (1st)
1969 Jim Courier, P        1995   David Eckstein, 2B (1st)
     Guy McTheny, OF              Chris Wiggs, 3b (1st)
     Mike Ovca, C                 John Tamargo, SS (2nd)
1970 Tony Dobies, Of              Brandon Marsters, C (2nd)
1973 David Bowden, 2B      1996   Chuck Hazzard, DH (1st)
     John Fuller, C               David Eckstein, 2B (2nd)
     Mike Newman, P               Brad Wilkerson, OF (2nd)
1974 Doug Corbett, P       1997   Brad Wilkerson, 1B (1st)
     John Fuller, C               Derek Nicholson, OF (2nd)
     Sam Rick, OF          1998   Josh Fogg, RHP (1st)
1977 Roger Holt, SS               Brad Wilkerson, OF (1st)     Perry McGriff became Florida’s first two-time All America selection as
1978 Ron Crum, P           1999   Ben Grezlovski, RHP (1st)   he earned honors in 1959 and 1960 from the American Baseball Coaches
                                                                                            1984 Donald Carr              Tommy Bond

                                                                                                 Russ Kibler              David Eckstein
                                                                                                 Scott Lusader            MikeFloyd
                                                                                                 Mike Stanley             Sergio Rodriguez
                                                                                            1985 Stan Fascher             Shane Seroyer
                                                                                                 Lance Hodges      1998   Jeff Cardozo
                                                                                                 Scott Lusader            Michael Gray
                                                                                                 Tim Touma                Tim Johnson
                                                                                            1986 John Floyd               Ty Martin
                                                                                            1988 Tyson Johnson            Matt McClendon
                                                                                            1989 Todd Douma               Stuart McFarland
                                                                                                 Mike Moberg              Sergio Rodriguez
                                                                                            1990 Jason Beaird             Shane Seroyer
                                                                                                 Todd McCray              Matt Siegel
                                                                                                 Mike Moberg       1999   Jeff Cardozo
                                                                                                 Tony Sharkins            Kevin Coleman
                                                                                            1991 Jason Beaird             Ryan Gleichowski
                                                                                            1992 Brian Duva               Ben Grezlovski
                                                                                                 Ken Mercer               Tim Johnson
                                                                                                 Brian Purvis             Matt McClendon
                                                                                                 David Valdes             Stuart McFarland
                                                                                            1993 Brian Duva               Sergio Rodriguez
                                  The first two-time first team All America player in            Brandt Mathers           Shane Seroyer
                               Florida baseball history, third baseman Tom Moore led
                                                                                                 Shane McGinnis           Matt Siegel
                               the Gators to two NCAA tournament berths and one SEC
                               title during his three-year stay at UF. Moore (1960, 62-          David Valdes      2000   Jay Belflower
                              63) set a school-record with 26 stolen bases as a junior in   1994 Eric Castaldo            Jeff Cardozo
                               1962, only to return for his senior campaign to lead the          Brian Duva               Kevin Coleman
                                Gators in both batting average (.357) and steals (20).           Dean Kent                Brian Haught
                                                                                                 Sean McClellan           Tim Johnson
                                                                                                 Matt Parker              David Klebonis
                        SEC Player of the Week                SEC Academic Honor Roll
                        (14 all-time honors)                  1971 John Flad                     Chris Simpkins           Stuart McFarland
                        1985 Scott Ruskin (April 16)               Ray Hull                 1995 Eric Castaldo            Ryan Shealy
                        1987 Joey Fernandez (March 23)             David Thomas                  Jesse Curtis             Matt Siegel
                              Rodney Brewer (April 7)         1972 Ray Hull                      David Eckstein           Spencer Williams
                        1990 Bo Camposano (May 1)             1973 Nick DeVirgilis               Dean Kent         2001   Jeff Cardozo
                        1994 Chan Perry (May 2)                    Bill Finney              1996 Eric Castaldo            Kevin Coleman
                        1996 David Eckstein (March 25)             Xavier Prida                  David Eckstein           Kevin Estrada
                              Brad Wilkerson (May 6)          1974 Bill Bolander                 Matt Parker              Alex Hart
                        1997 Brad Wilkerson (April 21)             Doug Corbett                  Shane Seroyer            David Klebonis
                        1998 David Ross (March 16)                 Bill Finney              1997 Charles Aulet            Matt Siegel
                              Derek Nicholson (April 6)            John Fuller
                              Brad Wilkerson (May 11)         1975 David Bowden                   Two-time USA
                        1999 Greg Catalanotte (March 22)           Bill Finney                 Baseball player
                              Kurt Keene (April 26)           1976 Bruce Baker              and three-time All-
                        2001 Peter Nystrom (March 26)                                             SEC selection,
                                                                   J. B. Caldwell
                                                                                              Marc Valdes still
                                                                   John Cortese             holds UF records in
                        SEC Pitcher of the Week                    Terry Fitzgerald             six career cate-
                        (12 all-time honors)                                                      gories- games
                                                                   Eric Hiller
                        1988 Johnny Wiggs (March 22)                                           started, innings
                                                                   Roger Holt
                              Johnny Wiggs (April 25)                                        pitched, victories,
                                                              1977 John Brantley             walks, hit batters
                              Johnny Wiggs (May 9)
                                                                   J. B. Caldwell             and wild pitches.
                        1989 Jeff Gidcumb (April 3)
                                                                   John Cortese
                        1990 Doug Brennan (April 24)
                                                                   Roger Holt
                        1991 John Burke (March 18)
                                                              1979 David Livingston
                              Marc Valdes (April 1)
                                                                   Pete Teixeria
                        1992 John Pricher (April 20)
                                                              1981 Glenn Carpenter
                        1993 Marc Valdes (May 3)
                                                              1982 Mario Alos
                        1994 Bob Bonanno (April 11)
                                                                   Nick Krsnich
                        1998 Josh Fogg (May 12)
                                                              1983 George Reyes
                              Josh Fogg (April 26)
                                                                   Scott Ruskin
                                                                   Mike Stanley

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