May 23, 2014
Nashville, Tenn. - Vanderbilt junior Vince Conde has been named to the Brooks Wallace Award watch list, the award given annually to the nation's top shortstop.
Conde has been a consistent force for the Commodores in his second season as the team's shortstop starting all 59 games at the position this season. The Oviedo, Fla. native enters the NCAA Tournament hitting .306 with four home runs and 43 RBI. Conde's four homers and 43 RBI both rank second on the team with his 36 runs scored the third-most on the squad. As good as the junior has been at the plate, he's been even better in the field making just four errors in 223 chances for a .982 fielding percentage.
Two Southeastern Conference shortstops join Conde on the list with Alabama's Mikey White and LSU's Alex Bregman making the cut. The SEC's three shortstops on the list is matched only by the Atlantic Coast Conference's three to lead the nation.
The NCAA is scheduled to announce the 16 host sites for the NCAA Regional round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday at approximately 8 p.m. with the entire field set to be revealed on Monday at 11 a.m. on ESPNU.