HISTORY OF THE TINO MARTINEZ AWARD

The winner of the Tino Martinez Award is chosen by a panel of DII baseball media and coaches from across the nation. Their votes narrow down a list of semifinalists to finalists. A final ranking of the remaining student-athletes is then tallied to determine the winner. Fans and supporters are also given the opportunity to participate in the selection process as an online vote is also taken. Those results are combined with the panel to select the winner.

2016 - ALEX Wojciechowski, MINNESOTA DULUTH BULLDOGS
Wojciechowski lead UMD to a program best 39-16 record as he led DII in runs scored (86),RBI (101), home runs (33), slugging percentage (.973) and total bases (218). He was also named a unanimous All-American First Team selection from ABCA II, D2CCA and the NCBWA. Wojciechowksi wrapped up his four-year career as the Bulldogs’ all-time leader in hits, home runs, RBI, runs and several other categories. Other finalists included J.D. Arrowood of St. Edward’s, Dylan Cook from Georgia College, Ben Holland from Lee, California Baptist's Stephen Lohr, Luke Ortel from Hillsdale, Will Robertson of Delta State, Troy Sieber from St. Leo, John Silviano of Lynn and Ryan Snyder from Quincy.
2015 - NICK SELL, SETON HILL GRIFFINS
Sell led the Griffins and the PSAC runs scored (65), hits (83) and runs batted in (92).  Nick also led the Griffins with a .444 batting average and 28 home runs, a new Seton Hill single season record.  He has also added 18 doubles, 4 triples and 10 stolen bases.  Nick has also set new Seton Hill career records in home runs, hits, doubles and RBI. Sell led Division II in RBI and was second in slugging percentage (1.032) and home runs. He was also second in total bases with 193.  Will Albertson of Catawba finished second in the voting. Collins Cuthrell of UNC Pembroke and Nova Southeastern's Justin Garcia tied for third place. Other finalists included Brendan Collins of Columbus State, Jason Morozowski of Mt Olive, Hunter Newman of Trevecca Nazarene and Ryan Uhl from Indiana (PA).
2014 - AUSTIN KAISER, COLORADO STATE MAVERICKS
Kaiser led the NCAA in batting with a .478 average and, when combined with his 24 doubles, five triples and 11 homeruns, he also compiled an amazing .767 slugging percentage which placed him fourth in the nation. His incredible numbers also included 30 stolen bases in 34 attempts which positioned him 21st in the nation and he also only struck out 18 times in 232 at bats. Kaiser's 178 total bases also topped the nation. The runner ups for the Tino were Giancarlo Brugnoni of Grand Valley State who finished second, and Patrick Grady of Lander and Phillip Wilson of Central Oklahoma who tied for third. Other finalists included Joey Miller of Concord, Bradon Reitano from Mount Olive and Augustana's Tony Viger.
2013 - HARMEN SIDHU, SONOMA STATE SEAWOLVES
Harmen Sidhu became the first pitcher to win the Tino Martinez Award on the heels of his top in the nation 0.98 ERA. He also tied for twelfth in wins as he went 10-1 in a dozen starts. Sidhu only allowed 47 hits in 82.2 innings, which amounted to a paltry .165 batting average against him. He also fanned 93 batters for a ratio of 10.13 per nine innings. Sidhu won a closely contested award, edging Minnesota State’s Harvey Martin and Nebraska-Kearney’s Brian Wuest who finished second and third respectively. Seton Hill’s Nick Sell and Columbus State’s Cameron Scott completed the top five. Other finalists included Kyle Petty of Cal PA, Trevor Graham of Franklin Pierce, Grant Fink of Missouri Western St, Matt Dillon of Mount Olive and Mike Adams of Tampa.
2012 - NATHAN MINNICH, SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY RAMS
The recipient of the 2012 Tino Martinez Award was senior first baseman Nathan Minnich from Shepherd University (W.Va.). Minnich finished the season batting .487 (74 for 152) with 21 home runs, 12 doubles and 72 RBIs, while racking up a .980 slugging percentage. He led the country in slugging percentage, on-base percentage, walks per game and RBIs. Southern New Hampshire's Tim Flight edged Concordia St. Paul's Bryan Lippincott for second place. Other finalists included Western Oregon's Grady Wood, St. Mary's (TX) Rene Solis and Anthony Boza from Lynn.
2011 - CHASE LARSSON, CAMERON AGGIES
Chase Larsson of the Cameron Aggies won the 2011 Award after finishing the season leading DII in home runs (29), RBI (84), slugging percentage (1.000) and total bases (190). He also finished the regular season batting .432 (11th overall in the nation). Larsson also established a new NCAA Division II record when he mashed a homerun in nine consecutive games during one stretch. Mount Olive's Carter Capps, the 2011 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association's National Pitcher of the Year, finished in a close second. Other finalists included Ashland's Ajay Meyer, Barry's Dean Green, Wingate's Dodson McPherson, Arkansas Tech's Matt Johnson and Ryan Thompson from Franklin Pierce.

Bryan Fogle2010 BRYAN FOGLE, ERSKINE FLYING FLEET
Erskine's Bryan Fogle of won the first edition of the Tino Martinez award in 2010 after batting .430 and leading DII with 28 home runs, 103 RBI (the second most in NCAA history) and 203 total bases. The Flying Fleet star was drafted by Tampa Bay following the season. Runner-up Hayden Simpson of Southern Arkansas was a first round draft choice of the Chicago Cubs. Other finalists included Concord's Greyson Schram, New Mexico Highland's Jason Carr, University of Nebraska-Omaha's Joe Holtmeyer and Jose Macias from Franklin Pierce.