Petey Paramore Named a Semifinalist for the Johnny Bench Award

May 14, 2008

TEMPE, Ariz. -

Arizona StateUniversity junior catcher and team captain Petey Paramore has been named a semifinalist for the Johnny Bench Award. The Coleman Company, along with AT&T and Papa John's Pizza give the award annually to the nation's top collegiate catcher.


Paramore (Allen, Texas) is a two-time First Team All-Pac-10 performer, was named First Team Academic All-Pac-10 selection in 2007 and was recently named an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII selection. He is batting .326 with six homers and 39 RBI and is leading the Pac-10 with 45 walks.


Paramore is one of 12 semifinalists for the award. Three finalists will be announced on June 3, with the announcement of the winner on June 27.


Johnny Bench Award Semifinalists

Mitch Abeita, Nebraska

Jason Castro, Stanford

Dock Doyle, Coastal Carolina

Kevin Dubler, IllinoisState

Tim Federowicz, North Carolina

Jake Jeffries, UC-Davis

Corey Kemp, East Carolina

Petey Paramore, Arizona State

Josh Phegley, Indiana

Buster Posey, FloridaState

Shea Robin, Vanderbilt

Adam Zornes, Rice

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