Sept. 30, 2012
Oberg, a right-handed pitcher from
An All-BIG EAST First Team selection this season, Oberg posted a 5-0 record and nine saves, while striking out 36 batters in 36.1 innings of work. He finished with a 0.99 earned run average to become the first UConn pitcher since 1976 to register a sub-1.00 ERA.
Oberg previously won the James Allen Pitching Award in 2010. The James Allen Pitching Award is presented to the pitcher who, in the likes of James Allen, is accomplished, well-conditioned, a team player and a solid student. He is the first pitcher to earn the team MVP award since Tim Norton in 2006 and the first relief pitcher since the award was instituted in 1981. Oberg missed the entire 2011 season due to Tommy John surgery.
Left-handed pitcher David Mahoney was honored with the Donald “Dee” Rowe Scholar-Athlete Award, as chosen by the coaches. Mahoney, a BIG EAST All-Academic Team honoree and geography major from
This year’s Mrs. Mary Dropo Unsung Hero Award went to center field Billy Ferriter. The
The Hirschhorn Foundation Award, presented to the player who achieved exceptional mental toughness, overcame numerous setbacks and transformed adversity to opportunity, was awarded to Anthony Marzi. A left-handed starting pitcher from