Honors & Awards
• 2005 No. 2 Pick in MLB Draft
• 2005 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award Winner
• 2005 Xanthus Dick Howser Trophy Winner
• 2005 Brooks Wallace Award Winner
• 2005 ABCA National Player of the Year
• 2005 Baseball America National Player of the Year
• 2005 ESPY Award Finalist for Male College Athlete of the Year
• 2005 Omaha World-Herald Ware Award Winner
• 2004 & 2005 First-Team All-American
• 2004 & 2005 NCBWA District VI Player of the Year
• 2004 & 2005 Big 12 Player of the Year
• 2004 & 2005 First-Team All-Big 12
• 2004 & 2005 ABCA All-Midwest Region Team
• 2005 NCAA Lincoln Regional All-Tournament Team
• 2005 Big 12 All-Tournament Team
• 2004 First-Team Summer All-American (Baseball America)
• 2004 U.S. National Team Member
• 2004 Dairy Queen Classic All-Tournament Team
• 2004 Husker Power Lifter of the Year Finalist
• 2003 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American
• 2003 Big 12 All-Tournament Team
• 2003 Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 (Coaches)
• Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Spring 2004)

Alex Gordon earned a place among the finest players in school history during his three-year career, as he became the first Husker to earn national player-of-the-year honors in 2005. Gordon swept nearly every major honor, including the Xanthus Dick Howser Trophy, the Brooks Wallace Award and the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award. Gordon was one of the nation’s top players, leading the Huskers to a school- record 57 wins and NU’s first College World Series victory.

A career .355 hitter in three seasons at Nebraska, Gordon finished his career in the top 10 of Husker charts in eight offensive categories: total bases (447, third); homers (44, fourth); RBIs (189, fourth); doubles (53, fourth); runs (188, eighth), hits (249, ninth), slugging percentage (.657, ninth) and triples (11, 10th). Gordon played every game of his final two seasons at Nebraska and closed his career with 171 consecutive starts. In conference play, he played in every inning, but one during his three years. The Lincoln, Neb., native capped his career by becoming the No. 2 pick of the Kansas City Royals in June of 2005. His selection was the highest by a Husker since Darin Erstad was tabbed No. 1 by the Anaheim (now Los Angeles) Angels 10 years earlier. Gordon was the highest draft pick in Big 12 baseball history, and only the fifth Husker to ever be taken in the first round.

In his final season at Nebraska, Gordon led the Huskers to a sweep of the Big 12 regular-season and tournament titles, hitting .372 with 19 homers, 66 RBIs and 23 stolen bases. A two-time Big 12 Player of the Year, Gordon led the conference in six categories, and ranked among the league leaders in all 12 offensive categories, serving as the catalyst to the Huskers’ third Big 12 crown in a five-year span. He became the first player since Baylor’s Jason Jennings to repeat as Big 12 Player of the Year.

As a sophomore, Gordon enjoyed one of the most prolific offensive seasons in school history to become the first Husker to receive unanimous first-team All-America honors since Ken Harvey in 1999. Gordon topped Nebraska in nearly every offensive category, hitting .365 with 18 homers and 75 RBIs. He led the Big 12 in three offensive categories, while he was second in the circuit in homers and third in RBIs to earn conference player-of-the-year accolades.

Following the summer, he was selected to play for Team USA, the first Nebraska player to receive that honor since 1985. He hit .388 with four homers, 12 RBIs and 18 runs scored in 24 contests to help Team USA to an 18-7 overall mark. Gordon was named the top offensive player at the FISU World University Baseball Championships in Tainan, Taiwan, in 2004, leading all players with a .524 average with two homers, five RBIs and eight runs scored in eight contests.

Gordon played a major role in helping Nebraska to a Big 12 regular-season title as a freshman, hitting .319 with seven homers and 48 RBIs to earn Freshman All-America honors.

Gordon’s Nebraska Career Statistics

Year

G

AVG

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

SLG

2003

62

.319

216

45

69

13

2

7

48

.495

2004

59

.365

211

64

77

18

5

18

75

.754

2005

72

.372

253

79

94

22

4

19

66

.715

Totals

193

.353

680

188

240

53

11

44

189

.657