Eight Trojans earned Pac-12 Conference Honors this morning, headlined by catcher Garrett Stubbs who became the first USC player to be named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. Stubbs, who was also named to the All-Pac-12 First Team, led the conference by throwing out 54% of base stealers and had a .993 fielding percentage. Stubbs was named a Johnny Bench Award Semifinalist last week.
Also named to First-Team: Dante Flores, Timmy Robinson, and Bobby Stahel. The Trojans four first-team selections were the most since 2002.
Flores hit a career-high .355 during the regular season and had five home runs (career-high) with 41 RBIs, including an RBI in his last nine games of the regular season.
Robinson led the team with 50 RBIs and had 10 doubles, a triple, and six home runs. He started in all 56 games, 55 of them in center field.
Stahel's .379 batting average was not only tops on the team, but second highest in the conference. His 86 hits were also second in the Pac-12. In 55 games, Stahel had four home runs and 31 RBIs.
Making the All-Pac-12 Team as honorable mentions were: Mitch Hart, Jeremy Martinez, AJ Ramirez, and Kyle Twomey.
A press release by USC Athletics announcing the awards was posted earlier.