NCBWA Names Pro-Line Athletic National Players of the Week for May 20th

FROM NCBWA RELEASE
DALLAS – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA)­ released the Pro-Line Athletic National Player of the Week awards for the period ending May 18, today. College of Charleston junior third baseman Jeremie Tice was named National Hitter of the Week, while Maryland sophomore right-hander Scott Swinson was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.

Tice had three multiple home runs game as the Cougars won two of three games to close out the regular season. The Dacula, Ga., native, smashed two home runs at Clemson and two in each game of a Saturday doubleheader at Western Carolina. He also homered in the regular season finale at Western Carolina on Sunday. The junior batted .524 for the week with 15 RBIs, while scoring eight runs.

Swinson pitched the sixth no-hitter in school history Tuesday as Maryland blanked border rival Delaware, 4-0, to clinch the program’s second 30-win season. The Ellicott City, Md., native struck out a career-high 10 batters and allowed only three runners, while facing two batters over the minimum. The effort came against a Delaware team that entered the game ranked among the nation’s Top-40 teams in doubles and home runs and in the Top-50 in slugging percentage. Swinson posted his second complete-game victory of the season and recorded the first solo no-hitter by a Maryland pitcher since 1992.

Fort Worth-based Pro-Line Athletic supplies the official cap to more than 100 Division I college teams and official uniforms and team wear to six Division 1 college teams. This is the fourth year Pro-Line has sponsored the NCBWA’s Players of the Week. The sponsorship provides for plaques to be awarded to each of the weekly winners and other promotional consideration. For more information about Pro-Line, visit their Web site at: www.prolineathletic.com.

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. For more information about the NCBWA, visit the association’s official Web site, www.ncbwa.com.

For more information, contact NCBWA Assistant Executive Director Mike Montoro (304-293-2821, [email protected]).

2008 WINNERS:

Pro-Line Athletic Hitter of the Week – Feb. 25 – Dustin Ackley, North Carolina; March 4 – Sawyer Carroll, Kentucky; March 11 – Aaron Murphree, Arkansas; March 18 – Tyler Kuhn, West Virginia; March 25 – Mike McKenna, Florida Atlantic; April 1 – Alan Ahmady, Fresno State; April 8 – Ryan Pond, NC State; April 15 – Jacob Priday, Missouri; April 22 – Dexter Fontenot, Louisiana-Monroe; April 29 – Ty Wright, Georgia Southern; May 6 – Clay Whittemore, Jacksonville State; May 13 – David Anderson, Coastal Carolina; May 20 – Jeremie Tice, College of Charleston

Pro-Line Athletic Pitcher of the Week – Feb. 25 – Lance Lynn, Ole Miss; March 4 – Joey Seal, Norfolk State, Barry Bowden, Southern Miss; March 11 – David Coulon, Arizona; March 18 – Ricky Bowen, Mississippi State; March 25 – Aaron Crow, Missouri; April 1 – Branond McClurg, Lipscomb, Josh Romanski, San Diego; April 8 – Nick Haughian, Washington; April 15 – Stephen Strasburg, San Diego State; April 22 – Chris Manno, Duke; April 29 – Chris Hernandez, Miami; May 6 – Kenn Kasparek, Texas; May 13 – Andrew Liebel, Long Beach State; May 20 – Scott Swinson, Maryland.