CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Junior Ethan Anderson has been named one of 16 semifinalists for the Buster Posey National Collegiate Catcher of the Year Award and classmate Griff O’Ferrall is one of 29 semifinalists for the Brooks Wallace Award, honoring the nation’s top shortstop.

It marks the second-straight season that UVA has boasted a Posey Award semifinalist after Kyle Teel became the first player in program history win it in 2023. O’Ferrall is a semifinalist for the Wallace Award for the second-straight season and is one of three players that were also semifinalists last year.

Anderson garnered First Team All-ACC honors this season after he was a third-team selection last season as a sophomore. He enters the 2024 postseason having reached base in 28-straight games, the longest active streak on the team and the longest of his career. He’s started all 56 games for the Cavaliers and boasts a .332 batting average (74-for-223) to go along with 62 runs scored, eight homers and 39 RBI. His 19 doubles on the year are the sixth most in the ACC. In three seasons at UVA he has compiled 57 doubles, the third-most in program history.

O’Ferrall has started all 179 games of his collegiate career at shortstop and has the most career hits (264) of any three-year player in UVA history. After breaking the UVA single season hits record (108) last season, he is batting .336 (86-for-256) with 18 doubles, a homer and a career-high five homers. His 86 base knocks in 2024 are the third-most in the ACC and he is statistically the toughest batter in the ACC to strikeout.

About the Buster Posey National Collegiate Catcher of the Year Award

The 2024 winner will be announced on June 26th at the Greater Wichita Sports Banquet. Three finalists will be invited to attend the banquet hosted by the Wichita Sports Commission. Voting for the three finalists will continue until June 4th and the three finalists will be announced June 6th.

About the Brooks Wallace Award

The award annually honors the nation’s top shortstop and will be presented by the College Baseball Foundation later this year. It is named for former Texas Tech shortstop Brooks Wallace, who played for the Red Raiders from 1977 to 1980. Wallace died of leukemia at the age of 27.