Trey Lipscomb named finalist for Dick Howser Trophy

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Tennessee senior third baseman Trey Lipscomb was named as one of five finalists for the 35th Dick Howser Trophy, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association announced Thursday.

The Dick Howser Trophy, presented by The Game Headwear, is given in memory of Howser, the former Florida State All-America shortstop. He also served as the Kansas City Royals’ manager and died of brain cancer in 1987.

The award is considered by many to be as college baseball’s most prestigious honor.

Criteria for consideration of the trophy includes performance on the field, leadership, moral character and courage — qualities that were exemplified by the way Howser lived his life.

Lipscomb is the first Tennessee baseball player to be a finalist for the award since Chris Burke in 2001.

Todd Helton won the award in 1995.

The other 2022 finalists include Connor Hjerpe (Oregon State), Ivan Melendez (Texas), Kevin Parada (Georgia Tech) and Max Wagner (Clemson).

The Dick Howser Trophy winner will be announced June 17.