MINNESOTA DULUTH'S NICK WOJCIECHOWSKI NAMED 2016 TINO MARTINEZ AWARD WINNER
AWARD HONORS DII BASEBALL’S MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER

University of Minnesota Duluth senior first baseman Alex Wojciechowski, who helped lead UMD to an NCAA Tournament bid and a 39-16 record (best in program history), has been named the recipient of the 2016 Tino Martinez Award, honoring DII baseball’s most outstanding player.

This season, Wojciechowski led all of NCAA II in runs scored (86), runs batted in (101), home runs (33), slugging percentage (.973) and total bases (218). Wojciechowksi wrapped up his four-year career as the Bulldogs’ all-time leader in hits (274), home runs (53), runs batted in (223), runs scored (211), slugging percentage (.746), on-base percentage (.476), doubles (58), intentional walks (28), and total bases (505) while finishing second in batting average at (.405). In the field, he is UMD’s all-time leader in fielding chances (1,520) and putouts (1,432) as well as double plays turned (120).

In 2016, he is a unanimous All-American First Team selection from ABCA II, D2CCA (Conference Commissioner’s Association), and the NCBWA (National Collegate Baseball Writers Associations) and the National Player of the Year according to three-of-four major national outlets.

There were ten finalists for the award were:

  • J.D. Arrowood, St. Edward’s
  • Dylan Cook, Georgia College
  • Ben Holland, Lee
  • Stephen Lohr, California Baptist
  • Luke Ortel, Hillsdale
  • Will Robertson, Delta State
  • Troy Sieber, St. Leo
  • John Silviano, Lynn
  • Ryan Snyder, Quincy
  • Alex Wojciechowski , Minnesota Duluth