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P.J. Walters won this award in 2004
Recent history of winners for Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year. There is some lag in updating awards data and they may not provide an entire history of winners. The list below is separated by year with a dividing line. Some awards have multiple award winners for all or some years.

Years Available1997-2018

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Historical Winners - Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year

Top Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks
YearPlayer NamePosNotesC-AwardsHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
2018Cory WoodIF-OF25-8 170 L-R 1998-- 20Raleigh,North Carolina NCAA2017-2018-   Coastal Carolina U.  
2017Cory WoodIF-OF25-8 170 L-R 1998-- 19Raleigh,North Carolina NCAA2017-2018-   Coastal Carolina U.  
2016Nick LeeP16-5 190 R-R 1997-02-10 19Longville,Louisiana A-2016-2018-
2018- 9- 270-TBA
UL LafayetteMinorsTampa Bay Rays (A-)
2015Gunner LegerP66-3 190 L-L 1995-09-12 19Lake Charles,Louisiana NCAA2015-2017-
2017-26- 779-MIA
UL Lafayette  
2014Marc SkinnerP15-9 175 R-R 1994-08-01 19Phenix City,Alabama NCAA2014-2017-   Troy U.  
2013Blake TrahanIF55-9 180 R-R 1993-09-05 19Kinder,Louisiana MLB2013-20182018-2018
2015- 3-  84-CIN
UL LafayetteActiveCincinnati Reds (MLB)
2012Johnathan FrebisP16-3 222 L-L 1992-09-24 19Murfreesboro,Tennessee A2012-2016-
2015-33- 982-CHA
Middle Tennessee StFree Agent  
2011Justin HagemanP26-2 205 R-R 1991-11-23 19Hopkinsville,Kentucky NCAA2011-2014-
2010-32- 959-KCA
Western Kentucky U.  
2010Jabari HenryOF46-0 198 R-R 1990-11-11 19Orlando,Florida AA2010-2018-
2012-18- 551-SEA
Florida International U.Free Agent  
2009Tyler RayP36-0 175 R-R 1989-11-19 19Hoover,Alabama NCAA2009-2012-   Troy U.  
2008Bryce BrentzOF76-0 185 R-R 1988-12-30 19Knoxville,Tennessee MLB2008-20182014-2016
2010- 1-  36-BOS
Middle Tennessee StFree Agent  
2007Bart CarterP16-1 208 L-L 1987-07-08 19Franklin,Indiana A+2007-2012-
Western Kentucky U.Free Agent  
2006David DossC26-1 190 R-R 1987-04-28 19Newton,Illinois A2006-2010-
2009-31- 947-PHI
South Alabama  
2005Luke Hopkins1B16-2 240 L-R 1985-04-15 20Albuquerque,New Mexico A-2004-2006-
2006- 5- 150-TOR
New Mexico St  
2004P.J. WaltersP46-4 200 R-R 1985-03-12 19Dothan,Alabama MLB2004-20152009-2013
2006-11- 346-SLN
South AlabamaFree Agent  
2003Luis RiveraIF16-1 183 R-R 1984-01-25 19San Juan,Puerto Rico AAA2003-2010-
Florida International U.  
2002derek decarlo   - -          
2001Clark GirardeauP26-5 210 R-R 1982-04-12 19Mobile,Alabama A+2001-2006-
2003- 7- 191-SDN
South Alabama  
2000Ozzie LugoP36-0 230 R-R 1980-12-22 19Miami,Florida A+2002-2004-
2002-13- 384-ANA
Florida International U.  
1999Tim Merritt2B36-0 180 R-R 1980-02-07 19Pensacola,Florida AA1999-2004-
2001- 3-  99-SEA
South Alabama  
1998wes koch   - -          
1997T.J. SotoIF25-11 200 R-R 1977-08-31 19Ruston,Louisiana AA1997-2004-
2000-31- 937-HOU
Louisiana Tech U.