WVU’s Manoah on Howser Trophy list

MORGANTOWN — Junior right-handed pitcher Alek Manoah of the No. 17 West Virginia University baseball team has been named one of 26 semifinalists for the Dick Howser Trophy, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) announced on Thursday.

Manoah is the first player in program history to be named a Dick Howser Trophy semifinalist. The annual award is given to the top player in college baseball. The finalists will be announced on June 6, and the winner named on June 14.

The NCBWA accolade is the latest in a long list of awards for the Miami native, who is having one of the most dominating seasons in program history.