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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.


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