McAngus Named To 2005 Wallace Watch List

March 8, 2005

PULLMAN, Wash. - Cougar third baseman Zach McAngus was named to the 2005 Wallace Watch list Tuesday by the College Baseball Foundation. The Brooks Wallace Award, started in 2004, is given annually to the most outstanding Division I player in college baseball.

McAngus, a junior from Honolulu, Hawai'i, has started all 18 games this season on the hot corner for the Cougars and is leading the WSU squad in four offensive categories. McAngus is leading the team with a .364 average, 77 at-bats, 20 runs scored and 28 hits. He's recorded nine multiple-hit games this season, including a five-hit performance against Southeastern Louisiana February 12.

McAngus is one of nine athletes from the Pacific-10 Conference to be named to the list and is currently ranked in three offensive categories in the conference: third in the conference in runs scored, fifth in at-bats, and tied for fifth in hits.

The Wallace Watch list contains 109 players and is dedicated to the memory of former Texas Tech shortstop and assistant coach Brooks Wallace. The list will be trimmed to 12 semi-finalists Tuesday, May 14, with the three finalists being announced at the College World Series in Omaha, Neb., June 16. Catcher Kurt Suzuki of Cal State Fullerton was named the recipient of the inaugural Brooks Wallace Award after leading the Titans to the College World Series title.

McAngus will look to extend his current six-game hitting streak this weekend when the Cougars host Northern Colorado for the first series of the season at Bailey-Brayton Field.
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