Lincecum To Be Honored At Thursday's Basketball Game

Dec. 1, 2008

SEATTLE - The University of Washington athletic department will honor former Husky baseball star Tim Lincecum during halftime of this Thursday's UW men's basketball game vs. Oklahoma State.

Lincecum, who pitched at the UW from 2004 to 2006, will be honored after having won the 2008 National League Cy Young Award. Now a member of the San Francisco Giants, the Liberty High product earned 23 of 32 first-place votes in Cy Young balloting. The award is the highest single-season honor ever earned by a former Husky in one of the big three professional sports.

Lincecum posted an 18-5 record and a 2.62 earned run average for the Giants in 2008, leading the Majors with 265 strikeouts in 227 innings pitched. It was the right-hander's second season in the big leagues.

During his three-year college career at the UW, Lincecum was named the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year in 2004 and 2006, when he also won the Golden Spikes Award, given annually to the nation's top amateur baseball player.

In his three seasons, Lincecum posted the top three strikeout seasons in UW history, capping that run with 199 Ks in 2006. His 491 career strikeouts are a Pac-10 record.

The basketball game during which Lincecum will be honored tips off Thursday night at 8:00 p.m.