Garrett Stubbs named a finalist for the Johnny Bench Award


Garrett Stubbs of Del Mar has been named one of three finalists for the Johnny Bench Award, given to the nation’s top collegiate catcher, the Wichita Area Sports Commission announced June 3.

Stuffs is a graduate of Torrey Pines High School and plays for the University of Southern California.

The other two finalists for the award are Kade Scivicque of LSU and Matt Winn of the Virginia Military Institute.

Stubbs is the second Trojan to be named a finalist for the honor. Previously Jeff Clement won the award for USC in 2005.

On being named a finalist, Stubbs said, “This is an unbelievable opportunity on both a personal level and for our university. I am excited to bring this recognition to our program.”

A final vote among the national committee will occur during the College World Series. Stubbs, along with the other two finalists, will be brought to Wichita and the winner will be announced at the 18th Annual Greater Wichita Sports Banquet on June 25.