WICHITA, Kan. - VMI catcher Matt Winn has been named one of 15 semifinalists for the Johnny Bench Award, presented by BaseballSavings.com and announced Thursday by the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission. Winn is the first VMI catcher to be named a semifinalist for the award.
"This is a very special honor for Matt," said VMI head coach Marlin Ikenberry. "He has worked extremely hard every day to become a better player and deserves to be recognized for it."
Ballots will be sent to the national voting panel at the end of May for a vote to determine the three finalists. The finalists will be announced June 4, 2013. A final vote among the national committee will occur during the College World Series. All finalists will be brought to Wichita and the winner will be announced at the 16th Annual Greater Wichita Sports Banquet on June 27, 2013.
Portions of this release are courtesy of the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission.