San Diego State righthander Stephen Strasburg has completed a sweep of the major college baseball awards by capturing the prestigious USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award.
In partnership with Major League Baseball and MLB Advanced Media, the award was presented live at MLB All-Star FanFest in St. Louis. Strasburg beat out other finalists Dustin Ackley (North Carolina), Mike Leake (Arizona State), Kent Matthes (Alabama) and A.J. Morris (Kansas State).
"Once again in 2009 we were faced with an incredibly strong collection of candidates for the Golden Spikes Award,” said USA Baseball executive director/CEO Paul Seiler, who presented the award to Strasburg at All-Star FanFest. "Stephen Strasburg’s performance this year stood out among the finalists, however, both statistically and in his leading of San Diego State to its first NCAA tournament appearance in nearly two decades. We are honored to recognize Stephen with the Golden Spikes Award, and we wish him and the other finalists success as professionals."
Strasburg, the No. 1 overall pick in the draft by the Nationals, also won Baseball America’s Player of the Year award, as well as the Dick Howser Trophy, the Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Year award and the Rivals.com Pitcher of the Year award.
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