UCLA closer David Berg was drafted by the Chicago Cubs today in the 6th round of the MLB Draft.
Berg owns the NCAA single-season record for saves with 24 in 2013 and the UCLA and Pac-12 record for career appearances with 175.
This season, he posted a miniscule 0.68 earned run average over 66-2/3 innings pitched while striking out 65 and walking only 8.
While the Bruins were unable to win the College World Series, David's decision to return for his senior season appears to have paid off. Last year, he was a 17th round selection of the Texas Rangers. So, by playing another year for UCLA he boosted his draft value substantially.
More important than that, it's a lot more likely that he was able to earn his diploma as well.
Congratulations to David Berg, the best closer in UCLA history!