Category Archives: National Awards

Brooks Wallace National Player of the Year Semi-Finalists

Lubbock, Texas – As eight teams load up and head to Omaha to continue the quest for the College Baseball National Championship, eight players are named as semi-finalists for the Brooks Wallace National Player of Year Award. College baseball has produced a fine class of young men to represent the “Wallace Watch” from the pre-season release to where it stands today.
Continue reading

2008 Pro-Line Athletic NCBWA Freshman Hitter and Pitcher of the Year

FROM NCBWA RELEASE

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Georgia Tech shortstop Derek Dietrich and Miami left-handed starting pitcher Chris Hernandez have been named the inaugural Pro-Line Athletic National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s Freshman Hitter and Pitcher of the Year recipients, as announced by the organization today. Continue reading

2008 Pro-Line Athletic NCBWA Freshman All-Americans Teams

FROM NCBWA RELEASE
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A total of 34 standout freshman college baseball players from every part of the country are featured on the inaugural Pro-Line Athletic National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Freshman All-American Team, the organization announced today.

The 2008 Pro-Line Athletic NCBWA Freshman All-American Team is comprised from 15 conferences and seven conference championship teams. The two All-American squads are also made up of 11 conference “Rookie of the Year” winners. Continue reading

Fields named 2008 NCBWA Stopper of the Year

FROM NCBWA RELEASE
STARKVILLE, Miss. (NCBWA) — University of Georgia relief pitcher Joshua Fields is the 2008 recipient of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s Stopper of the Year Award, the NCBWA announced Wednesday.

Fields helped the Georgia Bulldogs (39-22-1) capture the 2008 Southeastern Conference baseball championship and made a pair of game-closing relief appearances last weekend as Georgia claimed the NCAA Athens Regional title. UGA continues its quest for a College World Series berth this weekend, hosting North Carolina State of the Atlantic Coast Conference in the NCAA Athens Super Regional at Foley Field. Continue reading

“LOUISVILLE SLUGGER’S” FRESHMEN ALL-AMERICAN BASEBALL TEAM

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
TUCSON, Ariz. – The 2008 Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-Americans feature a wealth of baseball talent. The team is headed by Collegiate Baseball newspaper’s Freshman Pitcher of The Year LHP Chris Hernandez of the University of Miami (Fla.) and Freshman Player of The Year OF Ryan Lockwood of South Florida. Continue reading

2008 Brooks Wallace Player of the Year Award

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
.Lubbock, Texas – College baseball has narrowed to only 16 teams playing in the Super Regionals, which means the Brooks Wallace National Player of the Year “Wallace Watch” is down to 16 talented players. Twelve players on the “Wallace Watch” will not only take the field this weekend in hopes of securing a spot in the College World Series, but also a spot as one of the top three finalists in pursuit of this year’s Wallace Award. The award will be presented among the legends of college baseball – the 2008 College Baseball Hall of Fame inductees. Continue reading

USA Baseball names 50 semifinalists for 2008 Golden Spikes Award

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
USA Baseball Logo(DURHAM, N.C.) – USA Baseball announced today the names of the 50 semifinalists for the 2008 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award (GSA). This year will mark the 31st consecutive year that the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award has been presented to the nation’s premier amateur baseball player. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

NCBWA Announces 16 Dick Howser Trophy Semifinalists

FROM NCBWA RELEASE
LINCOLN, Neb. — The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, working in conjunction with the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, has released the list of 16 semifinalists for the 2008 Dick Howser Trophy, given to the top player in collegiate baseball. The membership of the NCBWA will choose the Dick Howser Trophy based on three rounds of voting. The 2008 winner will be announced just prior to the first game of the College World Series, with a press conference slated for Saturday, June 14, at 10 a.m. (CDT) at the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. Continue reading

NCBWA D-III Players of the Week (5-8)

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
Slugging first baseman Tim McMenamin of Gwynedd-Mercy College and ace right-hander Brent Kulavic of Illinois Wesleyan University have been named the NCAA Division III National Hitter and Pitcher of the Week for the week of April 28-May 4, the ninth and final awards of the season, as chosen by members of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Continue reading