Nebraska junior outfielder Ryan Boldt was one of 50 players named to USA Baseball’s preseason Golden Spikes Award watch list. Boldt was one of 50 players across the country and three Big Ten players named to the watch list, joining Michigan’s Carmen Benedetti and Maryland’s Mike Shawaryn.
Boldt is coming off a sophomore campaign where he shined both on the field and in the classroom. The Red Wing, Minnesota, native led the Huskers in average (.344), hits (75), runs (45) and stolen bases (9).
Boldt has already been named a preseason All-American by multiple publications and is ranked as the #13 college prospect for the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft by Baseball America.
Alex Gordon is the only Husker to ever win the Golden Spikes Award, as he won the Golden Spikes, Brooks Wallace and Dick Howser Awards in 2005, and he was also named ABCA Player of the Year.