FROM NCBWA RELEASE
IRVING, Texas – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released its list of 2009-10 officers today, as approved recently by the organization’s executive board. These officers begin their duties immediately and will serve in these roles through the 2010 College World Series.
The new president is Chuck Dunlap, longtime baseball contact for the Southeastern Conference and representative of the NCBWA at several NCAA World Series’ in Omaha. Dunlap is steeped in the long Mississippi State tradition as a graduate and youthful follower of the Bulldogs and succeeds 2008-09 President Joe Dier, the 23-year chief baseball contact for MSU.
For the second year in succession, the group has two female vice presidents. Julie St. Cyr of the Big West Conference moves from second to first vice president, while Tami Cutler of Wichita State advances from third to second vice president.
St, Cyr will coordinate the NCBWA Stopper of the Year nominations and voting process for 2010 as well as design and layout the organization’s annual directory. Cutler will continue her work with the Pro-Line Athletic NCBWA pre- and postseason All-America teams as well as coordinating the prestigious Wilbur Snypp Award.
Ryan Bomberger of Liberty takes over as third vice president. The Flames’ baseball contact has served previously on the NCBWA Board of Directors for two years and will now move into the officer rotation and begin coordination of the organization’s annual Freshman All-American team.
Bo Carter begins his 10th year as executive director while Russ Anderson, assistant commissioner of Conference USA, starts his fifth year as associate executive director. West Virginia director of football communications Mike Montoro is opening his fourth year as assistant executive director. All three directors are past presidents, board members and recipients of the NCBWA Wilbur Snypp Awards. In addition, Anderson has served one of the longest tenures as an officer in NCBWA history with 13 years as secretary/treasurer of the organization.
For the fifth year in succession, nationally noted media relations directors Bob McComas (Division II) and Steve Marovich (Division III) serve very capably as divisional coordinators for NCBWA.
The 2009-10 Board of Directors offers tremendous mix of geographical diversity and baseball knowledge. Alabama’s Barry Allen returns along with Houston’s Jeff Conrad (who will now coordinate the NCBWA Newsletter), past president Dier, Florida State’s Jason Leturmy, and Judy Willson of New Mexico (who will begin coordinating the NCBWA Coach of the Year Award). Illinois’ Ben Taylor becomes the newest board member and brings to the table a solid grasp of Big Ten Conference and Midwest Region collegiate baseball.
For more information contact NCBWA associate executive director Russ Anderson (214-774-1351, [email protected]). Recent newsletters and online membership forms are available by accessing www.NCBWA.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. Members receive a directory, newsletter updates and official votes in the Howser Award Player of the Year, Regional Player of the Year and NCBWA All-America voting. The NCBWA also sponsors preseason All-American awards, the Stopper of the Year Award, publication and writing contests. Additionally, the organization maintains a website at www.ncbwa.com. For membership, send annual dues ($20), along with mailing address, phone, fax and e-mail address information to Russell Anderson, NCBWA Associate Executive Director, c/o Conference USA, 5201 No. O’Connor Blvd., Suite 300, Irving, TX 75309.
NCBWA 2009-10 OFFICERS
Chuck Dunlap, Southeastern Conference 205-458-3010 [email protected]
1st Vice President:
Julie St. Cyr, Big West Conference 949-261-2525 [email protected]
2nd Vice President:
Tami Cutler, Wichita State 316-978-5559 [email protected]
3rd Vice President:
Ryan Bomerger, Liberty 434-582-2292 [email protected]
Bo Carter, National Football Foundation 972-556-1000 [email protected]
Associate Executive Director:
Russell Anderson, Conference USA 214-774-1351 [email protected]
Assistant Executive Director:
Mike Montoro, West Virginia 304-293-2821 [email protected]
Division II Coordinator:
Bob McComas, Slippery Rock 724-738-2777 [email protected]
Division III Coordinator:
Steve Marovich, Carthage College 262-551-5740 [email protected]
Board of Directors: Barry Allen, Alabama, 205-348-6084 ([email protected]); Jason Leturmy, Florida State, 850-644-1403 ([email protected]); Jeff Conrad, Houston, 713-749-9404 ([email protected]); Judy Willson, New Mexico, 505-925-5851 (jwillson@unm[email protected]); Ben Taylor, Illinois, 217-333-1391, ([email protected]).
For more information contact NCBWA Associate Executive Director Russell Anderson (214-774-1351, [email protected]).