Aug. 29, 2006
For Immediate Release
Contact: Russ Anderson
214-774-1351
Carey takes over for Lamb as association president
NCBWA NAMES 2006-07 OFFICERS

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released its list of 2006-07 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 2007 College World Series.

Michael "Mex" Carey, Sports Information Director at Georgetown University, will serve as the organization's President during the upcoming year. Carey has served as an officer in the NCBWA for the past three years and has worked with college baseball since 1999, including a previous stint at St. John's, where he promoted two NCAA Regional teams, along with first round MLB draft pick Craig Hansen. This past year, Carey coordinated the Wilbur Snypp Award, given for outstanding contributions to college baseball, and served on the NCBWA Preseason and Postseason All-America committees.

Shamus McKnight, Assistant Sports Information Director at Nebraska and a two-year officer in the NCBWA, has been promoted to First Vice-President and is slated to serve as Carey's successor. Joe Dier, long-time baseball SID at Mississippi State has been elevated to Second Vice-President and Chuck Dunlap, Assistant Director of Media Relations and Baseball SID at the Southeastern Conference, and an NCBWA Board Member in recent years, has been named as Third Vice-President.

Bo Carter will continue his role as NCBWA Executive Director, working closely on organizational issues such as corporate sponsorships and the continuing relationship with the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and the Dick Howser Trophy. Veteran Secretary-Treasurer Russell Anderson, Assistant Commissioner of Conference USA, will begin his second year in the dual role of Associate Executive Director, where he will continue his roles in membership, finance and administration for the organization in addition to corporate sponsorship relations. Mike Montoro, Associate Athletic Director at Southern Miss, is in his second year as the Assistant Executive Director, overseeing a number of projects for the organization, including the annual NCBWA Directory and the Division I Players of the Week.

Three new appointments were made to the Board of Directors, where Tami Cutler of Wichita State, Jason Leturmy of the Atlantic Coast Conference and Julie St. Cyr of the Big West Conference join Barry Allen of Alabama and Kyle McRae of Stanford in supporting the NCBWA's efforts.

This past year marked the first for NCBWA Coordinators in Division II and Division III. A pair of long-time NCBWA contributors will continue these roles in the upcoming season, with Bob McComas of Slippery Rock serving as Division II Coordinator, while Steve Marovich of Carthage continues as D-III Coordinator. The gentlemen will coordinate weekly honors, postseason awards and other publicity efforts for these divisions.

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 membership card, directory, newsletter updates and official votes in the Howser Award Player of the Year, Regional Player of the Year and NCBWA All-America and for the first-time this year Freshman All-American voting. The NCBWA also sponsors preseason All-American awards, publication and writing contests. Additionally, the organization has a website at www.ncbwa.com. For membership, send annual dues ($15), 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.

2006-07 NCBWA OFFICERS
President: Mex Carey, Georgetown (202-687-2492, mbc32@georgetown.edu)
1st VP: Shamus McKnight, Nebraska (402-472-7772, smcknight@huskers.com)
2nd VP: Joe Dier, Mississippi State (662-325-8040, jbdier@athletics.msstate.edu)
3rd VP: Chuck Dunlap, Southeastern Conference (205-458-3010, cdunlap@sec.org)
Executive Director: Bo Carter, Texas Collegiate League (214-418-6132, bcarter@texascollegiateleague.com)
Associate Executive Director: Russell Anderson, Conference USA (214-774-1300, rdanderson@c-usa.org)
Assistant Executive Director: Mike Montoro, Southern Miss (601-266-5947, michael.montoro@usm.edu)
Division II coordinator: Bob McComas, Slippery Rock (724-738-2777, robert.mccomas@sru)
Division III coordinator: Steve Marovich, Carthage (262-551-5740, carthagesid@carthage.edu)

Board of Directors: Barry Allen, Alabama, 205-348-6084 (ballen@ia.ua.edu); Tami Cutler, Wichita State, 316-978-5559 (tcutler@goshockers.com); Jason Leturmy, Atlantic Coast Conference, 336-851-6062 (jleturmy@theacc.org), Kyle McRae, Stanford, 650-725-2959 (kyle.mcrae@leland.stanford.edu); Julie St. Cyr, Big West Conference, 949-261-2525 (jst.cyr@bigwest.org)