Rotary Smith Award

Rotary Smith Award
Awarded for Most outstanding college baseball player of the year
Country United States
Presented by Greater Houston Sports Association (1988–2004)
Rotary Club of Houston (1996–2004)
First awarded 1988
Last awarded 2003

The Rotary Smith Award was created in 1988 to honor the most outstanding college baseball player of the year. The award was founded by the Greater Houston Sports Association. In 1996, the Rotary Club of Houston joined the award committee. Prior to the 2004 season, the award was succeeded by the Roger Clemens Award, honoring the most outstanding college baseball pitcher.


Year Links to the article about the corresponding baseball year
Player Name of the player
Position The player's position at the time he won the award
College The player's college when he won the award
Italics Denotes player was the first overall MLB draft pick in the same year
dagger Member of the National College Baseball Hall of Fame
footnote Player is active
Rotary Smith Award winners
Year Player Position College
1988 Benes, AndyAndy Benes PitcherEvansville
1989 McDonald, BenBen McDonalddagger PitcherLSU
1990 Kelly, MikeMike Kelly OutfielderArizona State
1991 Jones, BobbyBobby Jones PitcherFresno State
1992 Smith, MikeMike Smith OutfielderIndiana
1993 Dreifort, DarrenDarren Dreifortdagger PitcherWichita State
1994 Varitek, JasonJason Varitek CatcherGeorgia Tech
1995 Kotsay, MarkMark Kotsaydouble-dagger OutfielderCal State Fullerton
1996 Benson, KrisKris Benson PitcherClemson
1997 Hudson, TimTim Hudsondouble-dagger Pitcher/OutfielderAuburn
1998 Wilkerson, BradBrad Wilkersondagger Pitcher/OutfielderFlorida
1999 Jennings, JasonJason Jennings Pitcher/Designated HitterBaylor
2000 Bouknight, KipKip Bouknight PitcherSouth Carolina
2001 Prior, MarkMark Priordouble-dagger PitcherSouthern California
2002 Greene, KhalilKhalil Greene ShortstopClemson
2003 Weeks, RickieRickie Weeksdouble-dagger Second basemanSouthern University

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