Oregon outfielder Aaron Zavala was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year for the 2021 season (Courtesy of Goducks.com).

Oregon outfielder, and Keizer native, Aaron Zavala was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year, becoming the first Duck player to win the award in more than four decades.

Zavala led the conference with a .525 on-base percentage and 50 walks. He was second in the league in batting average (.393) and third in runs scored (64). Zavala also had nine homers and 38 RBIs as he helped the Ducks to finish second in the conference — Oregon also hosted their first regional since 2012 last weekend. 

Additionally, Zavala was named a second-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball and was named a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award, annually given to the best amateur baseball player in the country.