March 23, 2010
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mike Montoro
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DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association released the Pro-Line Athletic National Player of the Week awards for the period ending March 21.

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Auburn junior infielder Hunter Morris was named National Hitter of the Week, while South Florida senior lefthander Teddy Kaufman 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.

Morris hit .625 (10-for-16) with a double and four home runs during the series sweep at Georgia. He drove in 14 runs during the three-game series, including a team-high nine on Friday. The Huntsville, Ala., native had a 1.438 slugging percentage on the weekend and also had two stolen bases. Morris was 4-for-6 with five RBIs on Friday and 5-for-6 with nine RBIs on Sunday. His four home runs on the weekend gives him 31 for his career, which is 10th all-time at Auburn.

Kaufman pitched nine innings in a 4-0 win over UCF on March 16. The Miami, Fla., native struck out a Big East-high 14 batters, while allowing only four hits and two walks. He is one of only four Big East pitchers to pitch nine innings in a game this season and the first to record a shutout victory in a complete-game outing.

Pro-Line Athletic, owned by Badger Sport, supplies the cap and uniforms to several Division I college teams. This is the sixth 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 or Badger Sports, visit their Web sites at and

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,

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.

2010 Pro-Line Athletic Players of the Week:
Feb. 23: Zack MacPhee, Arizona State (Hitter); Matt Bywater, Pepperdine (Pitcher)
March 2: Brian Fletcher, Auburn (Hitter); Jason Mitchell, Texas-Arlington (Pitcher)
March 9: Mark Micowski, Georgia State (Hitter); Michael Goodnight, Houston (Pitcher)
March 16: Pat Biserta, Rutgers (Hitter); Billy Barber, Richmond (Pitcher)
March 23: Hunter Morris, Auburn (Hitter); Teddy Kaufman, USF (Pitcher)
March 30: Mark Castellitto, Gonzaga (Hitter); Randy Fontanez, USF (Pitcher)
April 6: Austin Wates, Virginia Tech (Hitter); Andrew Barbosa, USF (Pitcher)
April 13: Steve McQuail, Canisius (Hitter); Greg Gonzalez, Fresno State (Pitcher)
April 20: Drew Lee, Morehead State (Hitter); Cole Green, Texas (Pitcher)
April 27: Jake Magner, North Dakota (Hitter); Kendall Lewis, Eastern Michigan (Pitcher)
May 4: Preston Springer, Wichita State (Hitter); Justin LaTempa, Oregon (Pitcher)
May 11: Grant Buckner, West Virginia (Hitter); Kyle Blair, San Diego (Pitcher)
May 18: Tony Nix, UC Riverside (Hitter); C.J. Huyett, Old Dominion (Pitcher)
May 25: Darnell Sweeney, UCF (Hitter); Andrew Foushee, Presbyterian (Pitcher)