National Collegiate Baseball Writers May 7, 2002
For Immediate Release
Contact: Russ Anderson
GW slugger hammers four homers, drives in 16 runs for the week

CHICAGO (NBCWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released its National Hitter and Pitcher of the Week awards for the period ending May 5th.


George Washington senior infielder Matt Krimmel was named the National Hitter of the Week, while San Jose State senior RHP Jeremy Rogelstad and Rutgers senior RHP Tom Wheeler share the Pitcher of the Week honors. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.

Krimmel collected 12 hits in 23 at-bats (.522) last week with four home runs and 16 RBI. He collected three hits, including two doubles, and knocked in three runs against nationally-ranked Richmond on April 29. Krimmel drove in two runs in two of the Colonials' three games versus Duquesne this past weekend, while reaching base an additional four times via walk. He went 4-for-5 with two home runs, including a game-winning grand slam, and seven RBI in GW's 10-7 victory over George Mason on April 30.

Rogelstad, a senior from Benicia, Calif., dominated No. 9 Stanford on May 1, throwing a complete game shutout in the 12-0 victory. Rogelstad (7-4) allowed just six hits and a walk while striking out six. It was just his second win in his last nine appearances.

Wheeler shut out nationally-ranked Notre Dame, 11-0, for the first time in 230 games and stopped the Irish's 16-game win streak. The senior allowed just two hits in the contest while striking out nine. He retired 12 in a row before back-to-back walks in the ninth and struck out the side in the seventh. Wheeler is now 8-2 this year and 24-7 in his career, two wins shy of the school victory mark of 26 (Darrin Winston, 1988).

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2002 NCBWA Players of the Week:
• Feb. 5: Chad Corona, San Diego St. (Hitter); Ryan Schroyer, Arizona St. (Pitcher)
• Feb. 12: Shaun Larkin, Cal State Northridge (Hitter); Phillip Aragon, Nicholls St. (Pitcher)
• Feb. 19: Ryan Schade, Western Carolina (Hitter); Jared Theodorakos, Baylor (Pitcher)
• Feb. 26: Jesse Crain, Houston (Hitter); Shane Komine, Nebraska and Joe Linde, Eastern Michigan (Pitcher)
• Mar. 5: Jeff Cook, Southern Miss (Hitter); Eric Brandon, Auburn (Pitcher)
• Mar. 12: Mike Arbinger, Ohio (Hitter); Joseph Blanton, Kentucky and Matt Hamer, The Citadel (Pitcher)
• Mar. 19: Khalil Greene, Clemson (Hitter); Brad Halsey, Texas (Pitcher)
• Mar. 26: Shane Costa, Cal State Fullerton (Hitter); Brad Sullivan, Houston (Pitcher)
• Apr. 2: Jay Garthwaite, Washington (Hitter); Justin Simmons, Texas (Pitcher)
• Apr. 9: Jamie D'Antona, Wake Forest and Jeremy Isenhower, Southwest Missouri State (Hitter); Renι Recio, Oral Roberts (Pitcher)
• Apr. 16: Jason Cooper, Stanford and Jesse Novalis, Lehigh (Hitter); Bryan Bullington, Ball State (Pitcher)
• Apr. 23: Brad Bauder, Virginia Tech (Hitter); John Tetuan, Wichita State (Pitcher)
• Apr. 30: Brent Boyd, Alabama (Hitter); Dan Scott, Sacred Heart (Pitcher)
• May 7: Matt Krimmel, George Washington (Hitter); Jeremy Rogelstad, San Jose State and Tom Wheeler, Rutgers (Pitcher)
• May 14: Paul McAnulty, Long Beach State (Hitter); Alex Hart, Florida (Pitcher)