Sept. 30, 1997
J.D. Drew Named Golden Spikes Award Finalist
TALLLAHASSEE, FL -- Florida State's J.D. Drew was named as one of nine Golden Spikes Award finalists by USA Baseball today. The Golden Spikes Award is amateur baseball's most prestegious award and will be presented on the evening of Tuesday, November 11, 1997, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
Drew batted .455 with 31 home runs and 32 stolen bases last season. He is the only player in NCAA baseball history to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases. Drew is also just the third player in collegiate baseball history to collect 100 hits, 100 RBI and 100 runs scored in a single season.
The eight other finalists are: Matt Anderson, Rice; Lance Berkman, Rice; Pat Burrell, Miami; Troy Glaus, UCLA; Tim Hudson, Auburn; Adam Kennedy, Cal State Northridge; Brandon Larsen, LSU; Roberto Vaz, Alabama.
Former Seminoles Mike Loynd (1986) and Mike Fuentes (1981) are past recipients.