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Buster Posey Award Finalists Announced

Posted on June 6, 2024


Buster Posey National Collegiate Catcher of the Year Finalists Announced

Wichita, KS – The Wichita Sports Commission announced today the finalists for the Buster Posey National Collegiate Catcher of the Year Award. A selection committee made up of Division I Baseball Coaches, Sports Information Directors and Major League Scouts selected these three outstanding catchers from a list of 16 semifinalists announced on May 22.

These three catchers will be invited to Wichita, KS with the winner being announced June 26th during the Greater Wichita Sports Banquet and Buster Posey Award presentation. The National Collegiate Catcher of Year Award was established in 2000.

Buster Posey Award Finalists
Jacob Cozart, Jr. North Carolina State – Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) First Team
Walker Janek, Jr. Sam Houston State – Conference USA (CUSA) Defensive Player of the Year
Ryan Stafford, Jr. Cal Poly – Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Year


2024 Buster Posey Finalist Stats


The Greater Wichita Sports Banquet will be held at Intrust Bank Arena in downtown Wichita. Tickets go on sale to the public June 10. For updates on the events and tickets, visit wichitasports.com


About the Wichita Sports Commission

The Wichita Sports Commission is a facilitator, driving the collaborative efforts of the region in attracting and hosting a wide variety of local, regional, and national sporting events at the youth, amateur, and professional level. Since 1997, the Wichita Sports Commission has facilitated nearly 700 events in the Wichita area with a combined economic impact of over $600 million. The Sports Commission also owns and operates six community annual events, including the: Prairie Fire Race Series, NBC Baseball Foundation and World Series, Greater Wichita Sports Banquet featuring the Buster Posey National Collegiate Catcher of the Year Award, Wichita Corporate Challenge and the annual Wichita Turkey Trot. The Sports Commission provides the experience and expertise in sports marketing and event management that has established our region.

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