Alumni Honors:

(2007-2016)

    Listed below are some of the "Backs" Alumni who went on to earn honors while playing collegiately.  "Backs" have earned Big East Pitcher of the Year, Ohio Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year, Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year, and Mid American Conference Player of the Year honors among many others awards while playing collegiately.

Stewart Ijames

University of Louisville

  • 2012 Second Team All-BIG EAST
  • 2012 Preseason All-BIG EAST
  • 2011 Second Team All-BIG EAST
  • 2010 All-BIG EAST Tournament Team
  • 2010 Second Team All-BIG EAST
  • 2008 Freshman All-America (Louisville Slugger)
  • 2008 Freshman All-America (Ping! Baseball)
  • 2008 Third Team All-BIG EAST

Cole Sturgeon

University of Louisville

  • 2014 Louisville Regional Most Outstanding Player
  • 2014 Second Team All-American Conference
  • 2014 Team Captain
  • 2013 Third Team All-BIG EAST
  • 2012 Second Team All-BIG EAST
  • 2012 John Olerud Player Award Watch List

Taylor Pickens

Morehead State University

  • 2013 First-Team All-OVC Pre-Season Team
  • 2011 Honorable-Mention All-GRAC Team

Justin Amlung

University of Louisville

  • 2012 Big East Pitcher of the Year
  • 2012 Louisville Slugger Third-Team All-American
  • 2012 Big East Pre-Season Pitcher of the Year
  • 2012 Louisville Slugger Pre-Season All-American
  • 2012 NCBWA Pre-Season All-American
  • 2012 All-Big East First-Team
  • 2011 All-Big East First-Team

Neil Holland

University of Louisville

  • 2010 Big-East First-Team All-Conference
  • 2010 NCBWA First-Team All-American
  • 2010 Baseball American 3rd-Team All-American
  • 2010 Louisville Slugger 3rd-Team All-American
  • 2010 Stopper of the Year Finalist

Jeremy Lucas

Indiana State University

  • 2012 MVC Player of the Year
  • 2012 First-Team All-MVC Team
  • 2012 Johnny Bench Award Semi-Finalist
  • 2011 Second-Team All-MVC
  • 2010 Second-Team All-MVC

Derek Self

University of Louisville

  • 2012 Big-East 3rd-Team All-Conference
  • 2012 NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List
  • 2009 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American

Matt Bowles

University of Southern Indiana

  • 2012 GRAC First-Team All-Conference
  • 2013 GLVC First-Team All-Conference
  • 2013 Daktronics All-Region

Jon Hedges

Indiana State University

  • 2012 HM MVC All-Conference Team
  • 2009 All-Region
  • 2009 First-Team GRAC All-Conference
  • 2008 All-Region
  • 2008 First-Team GRAC All-Conference

Stephen Shackleford

Savannah College of Art & Design

  • 2010 NAIA All-American
  • 2010 First-Team All-Sun Conference Team

Aaron Choate

Rend Lake College

  • 2013 GRAC First-Team All-Conference

Sean Godfrey

Ball State University

  • 2014 Louisville Slugger Third-Team All-American
  • 2014 MAC Player of the Year
  • 2014 MAC First-Team All-Conference

Brock Downey

Murray State University

  • 2014 OVC Pitcher of the Year
  • 2014 OVC First-Team All-Conference
  • 2014 Cape Code League

Andy Pascoe

University of Evansville

  • 2009 MVC Second-Team All-Conference

Nate Nevin

Bellarmine University

  • 2008 GLVC 2nd-Team All-Conference
  • 2007 GLVC 2nd-Team All-Conference

Jarrett Young

Indiana University Southeast

  • 2014 All-KIAC 2nd-Team All-Conference

Brad Nickles

Indiana University Southeast

  • 2008 All-KIAC 1st-Team All-Conference
  • 2008 KIAC Pitcher of the Week
  • 2007 All-KIAC 1st-Team All-Conference
  • 2007 KIAC Pitcher of the Week
  • 2007 KIAC Player of the Week

Kolbrin Vitek

Ball State University

  • 2010 MAC Player of the Year
  • 2010 MAC First-Team All-Conference
  • 2010 Louisville Slugger All-American
  • 2010 ABCA First-Team All-American
  • 2010 Baseball America 2nd-Team All-American
  • 2010 Golden Spikes Watch List
  • 2010 John Olerud Award Finalist
  • 2009 Brooks Wallace Award Watch List
  • 2009 MAC First-Team All-Conference
  • 2009 Ping HM All-American
  • 2008 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American

Brad Vance

University of Southern Indiana

  • 2012 Division II Pre-Season All-American
  • 2012 All-Midwest Region
  • 2012 All-GLVC
  • 2011 All-GLVC
  • 2011 All-Midwest Region
  • 2010 All-Midwest Regional MVP
  • 2010 NCAA National All-Tournament Team

Ryan Quick

Austin Peay University

  • 2013 Second-Team All-OVC Pre-Season Team
  • 2011 All-GRAC Team

Justin Hageman

Western Kentucky University

  • 2012 Sun-Belt Conference First-Team
  • 2011 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American
  • 2011 Sun-Belt Conference Freshman of the Year

Derek Peterson

Temple University

  • 2014 American Seond-Team All-Conference
  • 2011 All-Region
  • 2011 GRAC All-Conference Team

Jeremy Dobbs

Austin Peay University

  • 2011 OVC Pitcher of the Year
  • 2011 First-Team All-OVC

Phil Forbis

Bellarmine University

  • 2012 GLVC 2nd-Team All-Conference
  • 2011 GLVC 3rd-Team All-Conference

Andrew Edwards

Western Kentucky University

  • 2012 First-Team GRAC All-Conference

Kyle McHugh

University of Wisconsin Stevens-Point

  • 2013 Division III All-American
  • 2013 All-Region
  • 2013 All-Conference
  • 2011 GRAC First-Team All-Conference Team

Joe Devine

University of Kentucky

  • 2009 GRAC First-Team All-Conference

Ryan Rodgers

Wabash Valley College

  • 2009 GRAC First-Team All-Conference

Hamilton Carr

University of Southern Indiana

  • 2016 All-GLVC 2nd-Team All-Conference
  • 2014 Division II National Champion
  • 2014 Midwest Regional All-Tournament Team
  • 2013 All-GLVC 1st-Team All-Conference
  • Second All-Time in steals

Justin Hurst 

Indiana University Southeast

  • 2013 KIAC Second-Team All-Conference
  • 2011 KIAC All-Conference
  • 2011 KIAC Player of the Week

Clayton Smithson

Jackson State College

  • 2014 First-Team All-Conference

Logan Patterson

Millsap College

  • Southern Athletic Association First-Team All-Conference

Cole Isom

University of Evansville

  • 2014 MVC Honorable-Mention All-Conference
  • Ranked 5th All-Time at the University of Evansville in starts (51)
  • Ranked 7th All-Time at the University of Evansville in innings pitched (324.0)

Todd Duckworth

Bellarmine University

  • 2009 GLVC 3rd-Team All-Conference

Adam Lipke

Indiana University Southeast

  • 2010 All-KIAC First-Team All-Conference
  • 2010 KIAC Pitcher of the Week
  • 2008 All-KIAC 1st-Team All-Conference
  • 2008 KIAC Pitcher of the Week
  • 2007 All-KIAC 1st-Team All-Conference

Tyler Choate

University of Southern Indiana

  • 2011 Honorable-Mention Daktronics All-American
  • 2011 GLVC 1st-Team All-Conference
  • 2011 All-Region
  • 2009 GLVC 2nd-Team All-Conference
  • 2009 All-Region

Matt Bowles

University of Southern Indiana

  • 2014 Named third-team Academic All-American
  • 2014 Second-team Daktronics All-Midwest Region,
  • 2014 Second-team All-GLVC, and Academic All-GLVC
  • 2013 First team Daktronics All-Midwest Region
  • 2013 All-GLVC All-East Division
  • 2012 All-GRAC All-Conference