MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER AWARD IN COLLEGE WORLD SERIES

The Best College Player in the College World Series

The Most Outstanding Player Award is announced at the completion of the College World Series Championship Game. Media representatives attending the men's College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska vote on the Most Outstanding Player beginning in the fifth inning and closing by the eighth inning.

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"I thought it went well. Unfortunately it wasn't quite enough for us, and this is about the team. We come back through the losers' bracket and play well, get to the championship game, but this is disappointing. I thought we battled and played our hearts out, but we'll move on." - John Hudgins (2003 Most Outstanding Player Award Winner) in CWS Notebook (CNNSI.com, June 24, 2003)

College World Series Most Outstanding Player

In Chronological Order

1947
Not Awarded
n/a
No Player Selected
1948
Not Awarded
n/a
No Player Selected
1949
1b
1950
Ray VanCleef (2)
cf
1951
Sidney Hatfield (1)
p-1b
1952
James O'Neill
p
1953
J.L Smith (1)
p
1954
c
1955
p
1956
Jerry Thomas
p
1957
p-1b
1958
Bill Thom
p
1959
Jim Dobson
3b
1960
John Erickson
2b
1961
Littleton Fowler
p
1962
p
1963
Bud Hollowell
c
1964
Joe Ferris (2)
p
1965
3b
1966
p
1967
Ron Davini
c
1968
Bill Seinsoth
1b
1969
John Dolinsek
lf
1970
Gene Ammann (1)
p
1971
1b
1972
Russ McQueen
P
1973
p-of
1974
George Milke
p
1975
Mickey Reichenbach
1b
1976
Steve Powers
p-dh
1977
3b
1978
Rod Boxberger
p
1979
Tony Hudson
p
1980
lf
1981
Stan Holmes
lf
1982
Dan Smith
p
1983
p
1984
1b-of
1985
Greg Ellena
dh
1986
Mike Senne
lf
1987
rf
1988
Lee Plemel
p
1989
p
1990
Mike Rebhan
p
1991
Gary Hymel
c
1992
3b
1993
2b
1994
Chip Glass
of
1995
of-p
1996
3b
1997
ss
1998
Wes Rachels
2b
1999
2b
2000
p
2001
of
2002
p-if
2003
John Hudgins (1)
p
2004
p
2005
David Maroul
3b
2006
Jonah Nickerson
p
2007
Jorge Reyes
p
2008
Tommy Mendonca
3b
2009
Jared Mitchell
of
2010
of
2011
Scott Wingo
2b
2012
of
2013
p
2014
ss
2015
p
2016
Andrew Beckwith
p
2017
Alex Faedo
p
2018
Adley Rutschman
c
2019
Kumar Rocker
p
2020
No Selection Made
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Series Cancelled / COVID-19
2021
Not Yet Determined
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Not Yet Determined
College World Series Most Outstanding Player
Key: (1) Losing Team | (2) Other Team | Gray=Not a Major Leaguer
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The player who earns the College World Series Most Outstanding Player receives a miniature replica of "The Road to Omaha" sculpture of Rosenblatt Stadium.

The College World Series Most Outstanding Player Award was first given in 1949 to first-baseman Tom Hamilton . A positional breakdown since that first baseman won the first award follows in the chart below:

Quantity Position

34

P

12

OF

8

1B

5

2B

6

3B

5

C

2

DH

2

SS

1

IF

* Multi-position players are counted more than once by positions played.

Did you know that "The Road to Omaha" sculpture / College World Series Most Outstanding Player Award is actually sixteen inches tall, weighs approximately fifty pounds and is made of solid bronze?

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