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Kallunki (Cooperstown 2010) Is Finalist For Howser Trophy

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Former Cooperstown Hawkeye Goose Kallunki (Cooperstown 2010) has been selected as one of three finalists for the 2012 Dick Howser Trophy. The Dick Howser Trophy, presented by Easton Foundations, is awarded to the top player in college baseball. The trophy will be officially presented to the winner at a news conference on Fri., June 15, in Omaha, Neb. prior to the College World Series.

Balloting was conducted by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) in conjunction with the College Baseball Foundation, the Dick Howser Trophy committee and the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce. The three finalists for the 2012 Dick Howser Trophy are Goose Kallunki, Louisiana State University’s Raph Rhymes and Florida’s Mike Zunino.

Kallunki, a 27th-round pick of the San Diego Padres in last week’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, has piled up awards and accolades after a tremendous season for the Great West champion Utah Valley Wolverines. Kallunki batted .419 with 18 home runs and 86 RBI over 58 games. He totaled 96 hits, 61 runs, 16 doubles and a .734 slugging percentage. Kallunki finished the season as the NCAA Division I leader in RBI and was among the top 10 nationally in batting average, overall hits, home runs and slugging percentage.

Goose was named the Great West Conference Player of the Year and All-Great West first team. The NCBWA recently tapped Kallunki as the District VIII Player of the Year. He was a semifinalist for USA Baseball’s Golden Spikes Award and last month he was selected to the Collegiate Baseball Louisville Slugger TPX All-America first team. The Utah Valley graduate was one of 17 student-athletes on the All-America first team.

The Orem, Utah, native was a member of the Cooperstown Hawkeyes in 2010. He appeared in all 41 regular season games and batted .272 with three home runs and 17 RBI. Goose was one of Cooperstown’s representatives in the league All-Star Game.



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