Category Archives: National Awards

NCBWA ANNOUNCES 2008 DICK HOWSER TROPHY WATCH LIST

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
DALLAS — The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, working in conjunction with the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, has released the watch list of 50 candidates for the 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 at the College World Series in Omaha on Saturday, June 14, at 10:00 a.m. CDT. Continue reading

NCBWA ANNOUNCES MIDSEASON WATCH LIST FOR THE 2008 STOPPER OF THE YEAR AWARD

FROM NCBWA RELEASE
STARKVILLE, Miss. (NCBWA) – Forty-five relief pitchers are included on the midseason watch list for the fourth annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award, the association announced Thursday. The award is given to the top relief pitcher in Division I college baseball.

The midseason watch list includes four players with double-figure saves totals through April 15, paced by NCAA saves leader Tyler Conn of Southern Miss. The senior lefty has 12 saves, a win and 31 strikeouts in 16 relief appearances and is one of three hurlers on the watch list who have not yielded an earned run in 2008. Continue reading

NCBWA Names Pro-Line Athletic Players of the Week for March 11th

DALLAS – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA)­ released the Pro-Line Athletic National Player of the Week awards for the period ending March 11, today. Arkansas senior infielder/outfielder Aaron Murphree was named National Hitter of the Week, while Arizona senior lefthander David Coulon 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

2008 Lowe’s Senior Class Award List Announced

FROM PRESS RELEASE
(Kansas City, MO) – The 2008 candidates for the baseball division of the Lowe’s Senior Class Award were announced today, as 30 players who excel both on and off the field were selected to vie for the nation’s premier award for college senior student-athletes.

Presented annually to NCAA® Division I student-athletes in eight sports, the award focuses on the “Four C’s” of classroom, character, community and competition. Continue reading

2008 Roger Clemens Award Watch List

The 2008 Roger Clemens Award Watch list members was recently announced with 78 players. The list is led by Jacob Thompson of Virginia who was a finalist for the award in 2007 after going 14-0. The list has ten players from the SEC which is the most for any conference with Rice and Arizona State having the most representatives with three each. The full list is available in PDF format by clicking here.

Feb. 25 NCBWA Pro-Line Athletic Players of the Week

FROM PRESS RELEASE
DALLAS – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA)­ released the Pro-Line Athletic National Player of the Week awards for the period ending Feb. 24, today. North Carolina sophomore first baseman/outfielder Dustin Ackley was named National Hitter of the Week, while Ole Miss junior right-hander Lance Lynn 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

2008 Brooks Wallace Watch List released

FROM PRESS RELEASE
Lubbock, Texas – Pedro Alvarez of Vanderbilt, Ryan Lavarnway of Yale, Kyle Russell of Texas and Brett Wallace of Arizona State highlight the list of players named to the pre-season release of the 2008 Brooks Wallace Player of the Year Award Watch List.

“After a great fall baseball season, we can see that the talent level in college baseball will once again be great. We have several from last year’s Wallace Watch that we will continue to follow, and we look forward to tracking the new additions as well”, said Raymond Richardson, Chair of Brooks Wallace National Player of the Year Award Committee. Continue reading

2007 Wallace Watch List


The 2007 Wallace Watch List has been released by the College Baseball Foundation. The list is full of 120 athletes but the ACC is represented with 12 players including Boston College’s Jared McGuire and Georgia Tech players Matt Wieters and Danny Payne. The award was won in 2006 by Brad Lincoln of Houston.

The full list of 120 players can be read here in a PDF format.

NCBWA Preseason All-America Team Released


The 2007 NCBWA All-American Team has been released by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. We have the usual group of athletes on the team with Andy D’Alessio from Clemson coming back for his senior year. My favorite player in this group is Kellen Kulbacki who I had the chance to see play down the cape this summer and he impressed me with his talent in the field and also with the bat. Milan Dinga of Army has a very powerful arm and should be drafted this upcoming year but with his military service issues we should see if it hinders his prospects.

This is the first of the All-America teams of the year and I am starting to get ready to watch some good old fashion college baseball but it only happens for about a month and a half up here in the great white north of New England.

2007 NCBWA PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAM

FIRST TEAM

C Kevin Coughlin, Kentucky, Sr.

1B Andy D’Alessio, Clemson, Sr.

2B Eric Sogard, Arizona State, Sr.

3B Pedro Alvarez, Vanderbilt, So.

SS Zack Cozart, Mississippi, Sr.

UTIL Sean Doolittle, Virginia, Jr.

DH Robert Rodebaugh, Elon, Sr.

OF Emeel Salem, Alabama, Jr.

OF Steven Strasbaugh, Western Car., Jr.

OF Kellen Kulbacki, James Madison, Jr.

SP Wes Roemer, CS Fullerton, Jr.

SP Cole St. Clair, Rice, Jr

SP Jake Arrieta, TCU, Jr.

SP Tony Watson, Nebraska, Jr.

SP Nick Schmidt, Arkansas, Jr.

RP Joshua Fields, Georgia, Jr.

RP Blair Erickson, UC Irvine, Sr.

RP Milan Dinga, Army, Jr.

SECOND TEAM

C Matt Wieters, Georgia Tech, Jr.

1B Chad Flack, North Carolina, Jr.

2B Ramon Corona, N.C. State, Jr.

3B Jonathan Greene, Western Carolina, Sr.

SS Josh Horton, North Carolina, Jr.

UTIL Joe Savery, Rice, Jr.

UTIL Damon Sublett, Wichita State, Jr.

DH Brendan Murphy, Marshall, Sr.

OF Jared Prince, Washington State, So.

OF Danny Payne, Georgia Tech, Jr.

OF Tommy Lentz, Winthrop, Sr.

SP Barry Enright, Pepperdine, Jr.

SP Chris Ashman, Oral Roberts, Sr.

SP Alex Wilson, Winthrop, So.

SP Nick Chigges, Coll. Of Charleston, Sr.

SP Aaron Shafer, Wichita State, So.

RP David Price, Vanderbilt, Jr.

RP Daniel Moskos, Clemson, Jr.

RP Luke Tucker, Florida State, Sr.


THIRD TEAM

C J.P. Arencibia, Tennessee, Jr.

C Matt Smith, Texas Tech, So.

1B Adam Amar, Memphis, Sr.

2B Jemile Weeks, Miami (Fla.), So.

3B Conor Gillaspie, Wichita State, So.

3B Curt Smith, Maine, So.

SS Brian Friday, Rice, Jr.

SS Todd Frazier, Rutgers, Jr.

UTIL Josh Dew, Troy, Jr.

UTIL Ryan Wehrle, Nebraska, Sr.

DH David Doss, South Alabama, Sr.

OF Roger Kieschnick, Texas Tech, So.

OF Marcus Davis, Alcorn State, Jr.

OF Eric Rose, Michigan, Sr.

OF Collin Cowgill, Kentucky, Jr.

SP Mitch Harris, Navy, Jr.

SP Bryan Henry, Florida State, Sr.

SP Ben Norton, Evansville, Sr.

SP Christian Friedrich, Eastern Kentucky, So.

SP Greg Dombrowski, Kentucky, Jr.

SP Tommy Hunter, Alabama, So.

SP Dan DeLucia, Ohio State, Sr.

RP Daniel Latham, Tulane, Sr.

RP Brett Hunter, Pepperdine, So.

Full Press Release available here.