Corey Knebel named to 2013 NCBWA Preseason Stopper of the Year Watch List
Feb. 8, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Baseball junior pitcher Corey Knebel (Georgetown/Georgetown HS) was named to the 2013 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Preseason Stopper of the Year Watch List.
Nominations for the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award were made by baseball sports information/media relations contacts. The initial list will be updated with a mid-season release the week of April 16, including the national saves leaders. At the conclusion of the regular season, the Division I national saves leader and four other relief pitching standouts will be selected as finalists and released Wednesday, June 5, prior to start of NCAA Super Regional tournament competition.
From the list of finalists, the NCBWA's All-America Committee will select a winner. The ninth annual winner will be announced in Omaha on Saturday, June 15, the opening day of the College World Series.
With 28 career saves, Knebel needs 13 this season to tie the UT career mark of 41 saves (held by Huston Street, 2002-04). He tied the school single-season record for saves (19) in his 2011 freshman season as he was named NCBWA and Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball Freshman Pitcher of the Year as well as NCBWA Stopper of the Year.
He was the second Longhorn pitcher to earn the honor after J. Brent Cox earned the first-ever award in 2005.