June 13, 2011
Center Valley, Pa. - After an outstanding season to cap an extraordinary career at West Point, Army's Ben Koenigsfeld is still up for one more honor as he has been named one of 10 national semifinalists for the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award.
Koenigsfeld remains on a list that includes four players from teams that are still competing in the NCAA Tournament. Koenigsfeld batted .301 with six home runs and 32 RBIs with 31 runs scored in his senior season for the Black Knights, and served as the team's closer with eight saves and a 1.40 earned run average in 19.1 innings of work.
Koenigsfeld had an outstanding career both on and off the field at West Point. He became one of only four players in Patriot League history to earn four first-team All-Patriot League honors, including a nod in the outfield in 2011. He earned five career All-Patriot League certificates and received All-League honors in each of his four seasons. Koenigsfeld also won the Patriot League Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award in each of his final two seasons, and was named a Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American for the second year in a row.
The winner of the Olerud Award will be announced in Lubbock, Texas, on July 3 as part of the College Baseball Hall of Fame's Night of Champions. College Baseball's Night of Champions not only features the presentation of the John Olerud Two-way Player of the Year, but also the announcements of the Brooks Wallace Award, National Pitcher of the Year Award, Johnny Bench Award and Dick Howser Trophy. Also included is the 2011 induction of the National College Baseball Hall of Fame class.
For more on the semifinalists for the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award, click here