Jan. 4, 2006
IOWA CITY – University of Iowa senior relief pitcher Tim Gudex has been named preseason Big Ten Pitcher of the Year by Collegiate Baseball.
Purdue’s Mitch Hilligoss was named preseason Player of the Year, while the Ohio State Buckeyes were picked to win the league. Iowa was picked to finish 5th.
“This is a nice honor for Tim to be recognized by Collegiate Baseball and the Big Ten coaches,” Iowa Head Coach Jack Dahm said. “It is a reflection on the type of year that he had last season. Tim and the rest of the team have worked extremely hard this off season to continue to make progress as a program. It does not matter what people are saying in January rather were we are at in June.”
Gudex, the Hawkeye closer, is coming off an amazing season in which he was a first team all-Big Ten selection and led the league in conference wins (7), saves (6), ERA (1.11), appearances (19), games in relief (19), games finished (19) and opponent’s batting average (.205). He also led the conference in overall ERA at 2.56.