Adam Berry Named Dick Howser Trophy Semifinalist
May 15, 2002
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - UCLA senior outfielder Adam Berry (Richardson, TX/J.J. Pearce HS) has been named a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy, given to the top player in collegiate baseball. The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association released the list of 40 semifinalists last week.
Berry currently leads UCLA and the Pac-10 with 16 home runs. He has three multi-home run games this season, and leads the team with 45 runs batted in. He is batting .299 with eight doubles and 43 runs scored. His .611 slugging percentage ranks seventh in the Pac-10 and the 45 RBI is tenth. Berry hit 10 home runs during a nine game stretch from February 24-March 12, but was injured on March 12 and could only play as a designated hitter until May 5.
He was named Pac-10 Player of the Week for March 5-12. He hit .500 (9-for-18) with four home runs and 11 RBI in four games. He hit two home runs in the Bruins' second game of the Northridge series and added an outfield assist to throw a runner out at home plate. He also stole two bases.
The membership of the NCBWA will choose the Dick Howser Trophy based on three rounds of voting. The 2002 winner will be announced at the College World Series in Omaha on Friday, June 14. Criteria for consideration for the trophy include performance on the field, leadership, moral character and courage, qualities that were exemplified by Dick Howser's life.
Other semifinalists from the Pac-10 are Jason Cooper (Stanford), Conor Jackson (California), and Chris O'Riordan (Stanford).