COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State catcher Dan Burkhart was named one of sixteen semifinalists for the 2010 Coleman Company Johnny Bench Award, the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission announced Wednesday.

The winner of the award, which goes to the best collegiate catcher in the country, will be announced at the 13th Annual Greater Wichita Sports Banquet on July 1, 2010.

Burkhart, a junior from Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller High School, is batting .361 with 15 doubles, 28 RBI and 37 runs scored in 2010 while starting every game for the Buckeyes.