Texas Tech SS Tim Proudfoot Named to Brooks Wallace Award Watch List

Published 04/25 2014 02:50PM

Updated 04/25 2014 02:53PM

LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech junior Tim Proudfoot (North Bend, Wash.) is one of 35 shortstops in the country that have been named to the 2014 Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award Watch List, the National College Baseball Hall of Fame announced this morning.
It marks the second time during Proudfoot’s career that he has been named to the Brooks Wallace Award Watch List, also recognized as a freshman in 2012.
Proudfoot, who is one of four shortstops from the Big 12 named to the list, has posted a flawless season in the field with a 1.000 fielding percentage with 78 assists and 18 putouts in 23 games (21 starts).
At the plate, Proudfoot is batting .316 (24-for-76) with 16 runs, three extra-base hits, 11 RBI, eight walks and only four strikeouts with a .372 on-base percentage.
As a sophomore in 2013, Proudfoot led the Big 12 in league action with 91 assists and also led the league during Big 12 play with 23 double plays turned.
He has played in 130 career games at Tech (127 starts) with a .964 fielding percentage with 435 assists and 153 putouts with only 22 errors.
As a freshman, Proudfoot was one of only four freshmen to be named to the Wallace Award Watch List while he became the first freshman in Texas Tech history to start in 50 or more games at shortstop.
Brooks Wallace was a former Texas Tech player and assistant coach and a slick-fielding shortstop at Tech from 1977-80. A four-year starter, he was named All-Southwest Conference and All-District VII his senior year. He led the Red Raiders to their first appearance in the Southwest Conference Tournament in 1980.
After playing two years in the Texas Rangers organization, he returned to Texas Tech and served as a graduate assistant and later as an assistant coach. In the summer of 1984, he was diagnosed with cancer and fought the disease courageously until his death on March 24, 1985, at age 27. The Plano, Texas, native was married to the former Sandy Arnold and they had one daughter, Lindsay Ryan.

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