July 13, 2006
ONLY HIS WORLD SERIES MVP CAN TOP IT:
Tigers pick Miller named top NCAA arm (Kevin Yanik, 07/12/2006, MLB.com)
A southpaw topped a trio of right-handers Wednesday night for the Roger Clemens Award.Posted by Orrin Judd at July 13, 2006 5:31 PM
University of North Carolina left-hander Andrew Miller was the recipient of the third annual award at the Marriott Westchase of Houston. Miller won the award over right-handers Eddie Degerman of Rice, Tim Lincecum of the University of Washington and Brad Lincoln of the University of Houston.
"I never really thought it would happen," Miller said. "Those other guys had such great years. It's just such a huge honor to be here. It was in the back of my mind. To win an award with Roger Clemens' name on it is amazing."
For Miller, this last month has been a whirlwind. First of all, North Carolina played in the College World Series finals. Then, the Detroit Tigers selected Miller No. 6 overall in this season's First-Year Player Draft.