Dorn Named to Wallace Award Watch List

University of Nebraska right-handed pitcher Johnny Dorn earned preseason recognition this week, as he was selected to the Brooks Wallace Award Watch List.

A senior from Grand Island, Dorn anchors the Husker pitching staff after compiling a 10-3 record in 16 starts last season. He struck out 71 over 93 innings of work as a junior, highlighted by a career-high 12-strikout complete game against UC Riverside in the NCAA Tempe Regional. Dorn's 10 wins were the most by any returning conference starter this spring.

A three-time All-Big 12 pick, Dorn enters his senior season with a 31-9 career record and ranks second on Nebraska's career wins list. He is 10 wins shy of the school mark for wins held by three-time All-American Shane Komine, and Dorn ranks on NU's top-10 list in both innings pitched (280.1, fourth) and starts (43, fourth).

Dorn will look to become Nebraska's second Wallace Award winner, as Alex Gordon won the award in 2005 en route to consensus national player-of-the-year honors.

Dorn and the Huskers begin spring practice on Feb. 1, 2008 with the season opener set for Friday, Feb. 22, at Stanford.

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