April 7, 2009
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mike Montoro
304-293-2821
EIU's Nommensen has 10-for-13 week; MSU's Moody no-hits Northwestern Bookmark and Share
NCBWA NAMES PRO-LINE ATHLETIC
NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association released the Pro-Line Athletic National Player of the Week awards for the period ending April 5.

Eastern Illinois senior outfielder Brett Nommensen was named National Hitter of the Week, while Michigan State senior right-handed pitcher Nolan Moody 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.

Pro-Line Athletic: The Choice of Champions.Nommensen hit .769 (10-of-13) with seven runs scored, two doubles, three home runs and nine RBI in four Eastern Illinois wins last week. The Fox Grove, Ill., native reached base safely in 14 of his 17 plate appearances during the week, including in each of his first 13 at-bats. Nommensen homered twice in a 12-8 road win over Saint Louis, including leading off the game with a home run for the fourth time this season. He hit a two-run home run in game one against Murray State and knocked in the first run in the second game of that doubleheader (a 2-1 EIU victory).

Moody opened Michigan State's McLane Baseball Stadium in exciting fashion on Saturday, throwing a no-hitter to defeat Northwestern, 2-0, in game one of a doubleheader. The East Lansing, Mich., native struck out five and allowed only two walks in the contest and was perfect through 7.2 innings of work. The no-hitter is the first in a Big Ten Conference game since 2006 and the first no-no for the Spartans since 1993.

Fort Worth-based Pro-Line Athletic supplies the official cap to more than 100 Division I college teams and official uniforms and team wear to six Division I college teams. This is the fifth season Pro-Line has sponsored the NCBWA's Players of the Week. The sponsorship provides for plaques to be awarded to each of the weekly winners and other promotional consideration. For more information about Pro-Line, visit their Web site at prolineathletic.com.

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. For more information about the NCBWA, visit the association's official Web site, www.ncbwa.com.

For more information on the Pro-Line Athletic Players of the Week, contact NCBWA Assistant Executive Director Mike Montoro at West Virginia University at 304-293-2821.

2009 Pro-Line Athletic Players of the Week:
Feb. 24: Chris Kersten, Louisiana Tech (Hitter); Schaeffer Hall, Kansas (Pitcher)
March 3: Kent Matthes, Alabama (Hitter); Ryan Berry, Rice and Brandon Workman, Texas (Pitcher)
March 10: Daniel Hill, Murray State (Hitter); Wade Kapteyn, Evansille (Pitcher)
March 17: Digger Towe, UAB (Hitter); Kyle Gibson, Missouri (Pitcher)
March 24: Kyle Roller, East Carolina (Hitter); Stephen Strasburg, San Diego State (Pitcher)
March 31: Rich Poythress, Georgia (Hitter); Cody Wheeler, Coastal Carolina (Pitcher)
April 7: Brett Nommensen, Eastern Illinois (Hitter); Nolan Moody, Michigan State (Pitcher)
April 14: Juan Martinez, Oral Roberts (Hitter); Brad Stillings, Kent State (Pitcher)
April 21: Derek McCallum, Minnesota (Hitter); Alex White, North Carolina (Pitcher)
April 28: Shane Brown, UCF and Jesse Sawyer, South Dakota State (Hitter); J.T. Ross, Northeastern (Pitcher)
May 5: Justin Bour, George Mason (Hitter); Alex Wimmers, Ohio State (Pitcher)
May 12: Greg Folgia, Missouri (Hitter); Stephen Strasburg, San Diego State (Pitcher)
May 19: Chris Hermann, Miami (Hitter); Justin Marks, Louisville (Pitcher)