Durdaller named semifinalist for Gregg Olson Award

Samford Baseball

Birmingham, AL (WIAT)-Samford senior outfielder Christiaan Durdaller was named a semifinalist for the Gregg Olson Award.

This is awarded to college baseball’s “Breakout Player of the Year.”

Durdaller struggled with injuries throughout much of his college career but in his senior season things turned around.

He leads the Bulldogs and ranks second in the Southern Conference in home runs with 14 this season.

Durdaller’s batting average of .356 ranks second on the team along with doubles (14) and RBI (52).

The award is named after former Auburn Tiger star pitcher Gregg Olson.

The winner of the 2013 Gregg Olson Award will be named in Omaha, Nebraska during the College World Series which is to be held this season at TD Ameritrade Park from June 15-June 25/26, 2013.


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