NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award

Stopper of the Year Award
Awarded for Best relief pitcher in NCAA's Division I
Country United States
Presented by National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association
First awarded 2005
Currently held by Bryan Garcia, Miami

The Stopper of the Year Award was created in 2005 to honor college baseball's top relief pitcher. The award is administered and voted on by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Past winners

Year Links to the article about the corresponding baseball year
Player Name of the player
School The player's college when he won the award
^ Player won the Rookie of the Year Award[lower-alpha 1]
§ Player also won the Golden Spikes Award and Dick Howser Trophy in the same year
footnote Player is active[lower-alpha 2]
Year Name School Ref(s)
2005 Cox, J. B.J. B. Cox Texas [1]
2006 Czyz, DonDon Czyz Kansas [1]
2007 Prihoda, LukeLuke Prihoda Sam Houston State [1]
2008 Fields, JoshJosh Fieldsdouble-dagger Georgia [1]
2009 Reed, AddisonAddison Reeddouble-dagger San Diego State [1]
2010 Ruffin, ChanceChance Ruffin Texas [1]
2011 Knebel, CoreyCorey Knebeldouble-dagger Texas [1]
2012 Lopez, StefanStefan Lopez Southeastern Louisiana [2]
2013 Berg, DavidDavid Bergdouble-dagger UCLA [3]
2014 Burdi, NickNick Burdidouble-dagger Louisville [3]
2015 Berg, DavidDavid Bergdouble-dagger UCLA [4]
2016 Garcia, BryanBryan Garciadouble-dagger Miami [5]

See also


  1. Won either in the same year or several years later.
  2. A player is considered inactive if he has announced his retirement or not played for a full season.


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 "STOPPER OF THE YEAR". NCBWA. Retrieved June 29, 2014.
  2. "Lopez Wins National Award, Named Stopper Of The Year By NCBWA". June 15, 2012. Retrieved June 29, 2014.
  3. 1 2 Vadeboncoeur, Josh (June 15, 2014). "Louisville's Nick Burdi Named NCBWA Stopper of the Year". College Baseball Central. Retrieved June 29, 2014.
  4. "UCLA baseball: David Berg named NCBWA Stopper of the Year". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
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