Cooper Weiss tabbed Brooks Wallace Award semifinalist

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LUBBOCK, Texas – Graduate shortstop Cooper Weiss has been named a semifinalist for the 2024 Brooks Wallace Award, the College Baseball Foundation announced this week.
Weiss is one of 29 shortstops nationally, including four from the Southeastern Conference, to be named to the list. He becomes Auburn's third semifinalist in the last four seasons, joining Ryan Bliss (2021) and Cole Foster (2023).
The award honors the nation's top shortstop and will be presented by the College Baseball Foundation later this season. It is named for former Texas Tech shortstop Brooks Wallace, who played for the Red Raiders from 1977-80 and died of leukemia at the age of 27.
In his lone season on The Plains, Weiss has started at shortstop in all but one game this year, hitting .278 while ranking top three on the team in runs (41), hits (49), doubles (10), home runs (eight) and RBI (35).
Weiss leads the SEC and ranks 23rd in the country with 27 stolen bases this season, the most by an Auburn player since Jay Gonzalez (30) in 2012. He set Auburn's single-game record with four stolen bases twice this season – Feb. 18 vs. Eastern Kentucky and Feb. 27 vs. Samford – and has stolen multiple bases in eight games.
In the field, Weiss has turned in a .979 fielding percentage, committing just three errors in 143 total chances, and has helped turn 13 double plays.
Weiss and the Tigers (25-25, 6-21 SEC) complete the 2024 season by hosting archrival No. 21 Alabama (32-19, 12-15 SEC) for a three-game series Thursday through Saturday at Plainsman Park.