The award is given annually to the nation's top NCAA or NAIA golfer. Barnes, a senior at Arizona defeated Oklahoma State's Hunter Mahan last year at Oakland Hills for the U.S. Amateur title.
Barnes, who was low amateur (21st place) in this year's Masters, tied for second place at the Northeast Amateur and shared eighth at the Players Amateur.
He also tied for 18th at the PGA Tour's Chrysler Classic in March.
'It means a lot to be named the top amateur player in college golf, but more importantly, to be associated with someone like Ben Hogan makes it more special,' Barnes said. 'He meant so much to amateur golf.'
The two also teamed to lead the United States to victory at the 2002 World Amateur Golf Championship. Mahan tied for 28th at Augusta National.
The Ben Hogan Award is presented by The Friends of Golf and Colonial Country Club, in cooperation with Bank of America and the Golf Coaches Association of America. Barnes and Mahan will receive the award May 19 at Colonial Country Club.