June 8, 2007
Sophomore Brett Wallace has been named the 2007 District IX Player of the Year as announced by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Friday. Wallace, who is the Pac-10 Player of the Year, was also named a Louisville Slugger First Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball and Rivals.com.
Wallace was named the District IX Player of the Year after leading the Sun Devils to the Pac-10 Championship and a berth in this weekend's NCAA Super Regionals versus Mississippi in Tempe. The Sun Devils entered the NCAA Tournament as the No. 5 national seed. He is hitting .420 (102-for-243) with 15 home runs and 74 RBI. He has also added 73 runs scored, 16 doubles and five triples. Wallace, who won the Pac-10 regular-season triple crown, is the 12th Sun Devil to earn the Pac-10 Player of the Year honors.