McCants, Miller Selected as Howser Trophy Semifinalists

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The Crimson Tide duo are part of a group of 68 players from across the country selected to the semifinalist list

5/16/2024

TUSCALOOSA, AL
– Alabama baseball's TJ McCants and Gage Miller were named semifinalists for the Dick Howser Trophy, the Dick Howser Trophy Committee and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) announced Thursday.

The pair help to make up a group of 68 student-athletes named to the semifinalist list for the Howser, which is presented each year to college baseball's top player. The Dick Howser Trophy is given in memory of the former Florida State University All-America shortstop and major league player and manager who died of brain cancer in 1987.

Finalists for the Howser will be announced on Thursday, June 8. The 2024 award will be presented at Charles Schwab Field in Omaha and will also be unveiled on MLB Network on Thursday, June 13, at 9 a.m. CT. Alabama has never had a player win the Dick Howser Trophy in its history.

Dick Howser Trophy Semifinalists
TJ McCants

  • Put together an impressive senior season as the Crimson Tide's everyday center fielder
  • Owns a .316 (67-212) average with 14 doubles, two triples, 14 homers, 49 RBI and 44 runs scored
  • Also stolen 14 bases while drawing 20 walks entering the final weekend of regular season play
  • Leads the Crimson Tide in doubles and stolen bases while ranking second on the team in hits (67), home runs, total bases and slugging percentage (.599)
  • Tied for eighth in doubles, ninth in hits, 10th in steals and 12th in total bases across all SEC hitters
Gage Miller

  • A standout performer at third base for the Tide
  • Maintains a team-high .376 (71-189) average with 10 doubles, two triples and 18 home runs
  • Also contributed 49 RBI, 64 runs scored and 26 walks along with 17 hit-by-pitch
  • Alabama's leader in average, hits, homers, RBI and runs along with on-base (.481) and slugging (.735)
  • In the SEC, Miller ranks fourth in runs and average, fifth in hits, eighth in slugging, ninth in total bases and 10th in home runs
Get all the latest information on the team by following @AlabamaBSB on X/Twitter and Instagram and on Facebook at Alabama Baseball. General athletic news can be found at UA_Athletics on X/Twitter and Instagram and AlabamaAthletics on Facebook.


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