Tyson Ross Earns Rawlings Gold Glove Award

June 27, 2007

BERKELEY, CALIF. - Adding to his list of 2007 accolades, University of California sophomore right-hander Tyson Ross has earned a Rawlings Gold Glove Award, as announced by the American Baseball Coaches Association. This is the inaugural season of the ABCA naming a Gold Glove Team for collegiate baseball.

Ross, who is currently with the USA National Team, was a first-team All-Pac-10 selection this spring. The Golden Bears' No. 1 starter, Ross was 6-6 on the year, but was second in the Pac-10 with a 2.49 ERA and third in the league with 120 strikeouts in 115.2 innings. His 120 strikeouts were second on the Cal all-time single-season strikeout list and he threw at least 6.0 innings in 15 of his 17 starts this season, and 7.0 innings or more 11 times, including a complete game at Stanford Mar. 2. Defensively, Ross did not make an error in 40 chances with 17 putouts and 23 assists. He also picked off two baserunners.

As a member of the USA National Team, Ross will be competing at the Pan Am Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and at the World Port Tournament in The Netherlands. On May 1 of this year, he was named a semifinalist for the Golden Spike Award as the nation's top collegiate baseball player, and on Mar. 25 he was picked as the National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball after striking out 16 batters (three away from the school record of 19 set by Larry Colton in 1963) with only one walk in 7.0 innings against Oral Roberts. For his career, Ross now has 205 strikeouts (ninth on Cal's career list) in 200.1 innings with a 2.79 ERA.

The Bears wrapped-up the 2007 season 29-26 overall and placed fourth in the Pac-10 with a 12-12 mark.

2007 Rawlings Division I Gold Glove Winners

P - Tyson Ross, So., California

C - Tyler Weber, Jr., Wichita State

1B - Darin Ruf, So., Creighton

2B - Mike Bionde, Sr., Rutgers

SS - Sergio Miranda, Jr., VCU

3B - Dan Biedenharn, Sr., Wright State

OF - Tommy Lentz, Sr., Winthrop

OF - Matt Stiffler, Jr., Ohio

OF - Jonathan Wyatt, Sr., Georgia