CHICAGO (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association has
released its list of 2002-03 officers today. These officers begin their
duties immediately and will serve in these roles through the 2003 College
Rob Carolla, Director of Communications at the BIG EAST Conference, will
serve as the organization’s President during the upcoming year. Rob has
served as an officer in the NCBWA for the past two years and has promoted
Big East Baseball since 1997.
Jeff Hurd, Senior Associate Commissioner of the Western Athletic Conference
and a two-year officer in the NCBWA, has been promoted to First
Vice-President and is slated to serve as Carolla’s successor.
The two new additions to the NCBWA officer list are certainly not strangers
to the college baseball scene. Southern Miss Sports Information Director
Mike Montoro has joined the organization and will serve as the Second
Vice-President this season. Meanwhile, Ohio State Assistant Sports
Information Director Todd Lamb will be the new Third Vice-President.
Montoro has been an active promoter of college baseball during stints at
Liberty, West Virginia and Virginia Tech prior to his arrival at USM in the
fall of 2000. Lamb is in his first year in Columbus, but worked around
prominent college baseball programs at Clemson and Rice prior to joining the
Two familiar faces to the NCBWA scene will also remain in active roles
during the upcoming campaign, as Big 12 Conference Assistant Commissioner Bo
Carter, who has served in virtually every capacity the NCBWA offers, will
begin his fourth year as the NCBWA’s Executive Director. Russell Anderson,
Director of Media Relations at Conference USA and 2000-01 NCBWA President,
begins his seventh year as the organization’s Secretary/Treasurer.
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, publication and writing contests. Additionally, the organization
has launched a website at www.ncbwa.com. To join, send annual dues ($15.00)
to Russell Anderson, NCBWA Treasurer, c/o Conference USA, 35 East Wacker
Drive, Suite 650, Chicago, IL 60601.