UNCG’s Aidan Brewer Named to 2024 Brooks Wallace Award Watch List

Aidan Brewer Named to 2024 Brooks Wallace Award Watch List

LUBBOCK, Texas – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) baseball graduate student Aidan Brewer was named to the Brooks Wallace Award Watch List, announced by the College Baseball Foundation on Wednesday.

The top 100 shortstops in the country were announced to the list, led by several players putting up tremendous offensive numbers. But because the award is about more than just offense, there are several players putting up solid defensive numbers as well.

Hailing from Dexter, Mich., Brewer transferred to UNCG as a grad student after previously playing four seasons at Hillsdale College. This season he is batting .289 (37-for-108) and ranks second on the Spartans with a .535 slugging percentage and 40 runs batted in. Additionally, Brewer is also second on the team with eight home runs, 40 runs scored and 76 total bases.

In the field, he has 45 putouts and a team-high 103 assists with a .980 fielding percentage. He has aided in 17 double plays this season.

Of the 100 players on the list, seven stem from The Southern Conference (SoCon), including Brewer (UNCG), Bradley Frye (Mercer), Garrett Howe (Samford), Arayen Patel (The Citadel), Jack Renwick (Wofford), Ty Swaim (VMI) and Trent Turner (Western Carolina).

About the Award

It honors the nation’s top shortstop and will be presented by the College Baseball Foundation later this year. It is named for former Texas Tech shortstop Brooks Wallace, who played for the Red Raiders from 1977 to 1980. Wallace died of leukemia at the age of 27.

The award honors outstanding defensive play as much as it does production at the plate.

For more information on the Wallace Award or the Night of Champions event, visit www.collegebaseballhall.org.


Wehiwa Aloy, Arkansas, SEC
Dillon Baker, Miami (Ohio), Mid-American
Romeo Ballesteros, New Mexico State, Conference USA
Finley Bates, San Diego State, Mountain West
Colton Becker, Morehead State, Ohio Valley
Will Bermudez, UC Irvine, Big West
Aidan Brewer, UNCG, Southern
Nolan Brown, Stephen F. Austin, WAC
Ali Camarillo, Texas A&M, SEC
Benny Casillas, Loyola Marymount, West Coast
C.J. Castillo, Texas Southern, SWAC
Kaelen Culpepper, Kansas State, Big 12
Nolan Clifford, Creighton, Big East
Tremayne Cobb, Jr., Troy, Sun Belt
Collier Cranford, Kansas, Big 12
Kyle Debarge, Louisiana, Sun Belt
Coby Dejesus, Houston, Big 12
Eduardo Diaz, Navy, Patriot
Devin Dixon, New Mexico, Mountain West
Kanin Dodge, Lamar University, Southland
Jordan Donaghue, Hawaii, Big West
Gavin Donohue, Sacred Heart, Northeast
Carter Dorighi, Butler, Big East
Mason Dunaway, James Madison, Sun Belt
Chris Einemann, Bryant, American East
Brody Fahr, Presbyterian College, Big South
Andrew Fernandez, Tennessee Martin, Ohio Valley
Jalin Flores, Texas, Big 12
Lane Forsythe, Oklahoma State, Big 12
Bradley Frye, Mercer, Southern
Camden Gasser, Purdue, Big Ten
Jon Jon Gazdar, Austin Peay, Atlantic Sun
Gunner Gouldsmith, Sacramento State, WAC
Clay Grady, Virginia Tech, ACC
Elijah Hainline, Oregon State, Pac-12
Michael Hallquist, Ball State, Mid-American
Troy Hamilton, South Carolina Upstate, Big South
Luke Heefner, Dallas Baptist, Conference USA
Cal Hejza, Illinois, Big Ten
Jacob Hinderleider, Clemson, ACC
Garrett Howe, Samford, Southern
Core Jackson, Utah, Pac-12
Kyle Jackson, Kent State, Mid-American
Quentin Jenkins, Alabama State, SWAC
Caleb Johnson, Jacksonville State, Conference USA
Henry Kaczmar, Ohio State, Big Ten
Matt Kinge, UTSA, AAC
Gavin Kilen, Louisville, ACC
Hayden Knotts, Northwestern State, Southland
Brodie Kresser, West Virginia, Big 12
Josh Kuroda-Grauer, Rutgers, Big Ten
Maddox Latta, Cal State Fullerton, Big West
Trey Law, Youngstown State, Horizon
Luke Lawrence, Illinois State, Missouri Valley
Matt Leahy, Rider, Metro Atlantic
Trevor Leon, Western Illinois, Ohio Valley
Brando Lereoux, Florida Atlantic, AAC
Brett Lesher, Delaware, Colonial
Lucas Loos, Eastern Illinois, Ohio Valley
Maximus Martin, Georgia State, Sun Belt
Tanner Marsh, Liberty, Conference USA
David Marshall, Jr., St. Bonaventure, Atlantic 10
Jack Marshall, Stonehill, Northeast
Sam McNulty, Boston College, ACC
David Mershon, Mississippi State, SEC
Matt Miceli, Stony Brook, Colonial
Maddox Molony, Oregon, Pac-12
P.J. Moutzouridis, California, Pac-12
Paul Myro, UNLV, Mountain West
J.R. Nelson, Ohio, Mid-American
Ben Newton, Fresno State, Mountain West
Luke Nomura, Fairfield, Metro Atlantic
Griff O’Ferrall, Virginia, ACC
Josh Paino, California Baptist, WAC
Garrett Palladino, Alcorn State, SWAC
Arayen Patel, The Citadel, Southern
Grant Randall, Incarnate Word, Southland
Jack Renwick, Wofford, Southern
T.J. Rogers, San Francisco, West Coast
Trevor Roper, Houston Christian, Southland
Tyler Ross, Bowling Green, Mid-American
Jake Schaffner, North Dakota State, Summit
Colby Shelton, Florida, SEC
Anthony Silva, TCU, Big 12
Grant Smith, Kentucky, SEC
Mike Stellrecht, Binghamton, American East
Adam Stuart, High Point, Big South
Noah Sudyka, UC San Diego, Big West
Ty Swaim, VMI, Southern
Chase Swain, Manhattan, Metro Atlantic
Paul Tammaro, Connecticut, Big East
Robert Tate, Jackson State, SWAC
Trent Turner, Western Carolina, Southern
Cooper Weiss, Auburn, SEC
Jeron Williams, Toledo, Mid-American
Malcolm Williams, Santa Clara, West Coast
Jonathan Vastine, Vanderbilt, SEC
Luke Wood, College of Charleston, Colonial
Zane Zielinski, Illinois-Chicago, Missouri Valley

Courtesy of Connor Wachtel
Strategic Communications Coordinator
UNC Greensboro