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Ole Miss (42-23) tops final 2022 NCBWA Poll
The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 25th year with its 2022 weekly surveys. NCAA champ Ole Miss wears the crown in this season-ending survey. This was the first NCAA diamond crown for the Rebels as they downed No. 2 Oklahoma 4-2 in the June 26 finals. Neither of the top two NCAA finishers was among the Top 16 seeds in the NCAA tourney draw, though UM began the season at 13-2 and was ranked No. 2 in four different NCBWA regular-season polls.
Texas' Melendez captures 35th Dick Howser Trophy
Texas first baseman Ivan Melendez, the Longhorns’ all-time seasonal home run leader and Big 12 Conference Player of the Year, is the 35th recipient of the 2022 Dick Howser Trophy presented by The Game Headwear. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound redshirt junior from El Paso (Texas) Coronado High School, also is the fourth Longhorn (five times) to nab this national honor since 1992. The El Paso resident also is first in NCAA Division I runs-batted-in with 94, first in slugging percentage at .886, first in total bases with 209, fourth in on-base percentage at .518, 13th in runs with 75, 12th in total hits with 94, and 14th in batting average at .396.
Video: NCBWA Awards News Conference
The NCBWA presented its annual national awards in a news conference at the College World Series in Omaha.
Dick Howser Trophy Media Conference
The Dick Howser Trophy and its executive director David Feaster invite all media to attend the 35th Dick Howser Trophy presented by The Game Headwear award ceremony with a national news conference Friday, June 17, 2022, at 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m., CDT at the Charles Schwab Park Media Room in Omaha, Nebraska.
Five finalists named for 2022 Dick Howser Trophy
Five future 2022 consensus All-America selections who led their respective schools this spring are finalists for the 35th Dick Howser Trophy presented by The Game Headwear in balloting by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association in conjunction with the Dick Howser Trophy Committee and the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce. Oregon State starting pitcher Cooper Hjerpe, Tennessee third baseman Trey Lipscomb, Texas first baseman Ivan Melendez, Georgia Tech catcher Kevin Parada and Clemson third baseman Max Wagner are the five finalists for the prestigious Howser Trophy.
Tennessee (45-7) tops NCBWA Division I Poll
Tennessee returned to No. 1 for the sixth time in seven weeks to replace last week’s No. 1 Oregon State. The Volunteers, of coach Tony Vitello, continue to lead all DI teams with 45 victories and have clinched the No. 1 seed in the Southeastern Conference tournament, held in Hoover, Alabama, on May 24-29. Oregon State, the Volunteers, Texas and Vanderbilt have held the No. 1 position in 14 NCBWA surveys to date.
Tennessee (37-3) tops NCBWA Division I Poll
Tennessee (37-3) is No. 1 for the fifth consecutive week; going 6-2 since having its school-record winning streak ended at 23 games overall two weeks ago. Volunteers head coach Tony Vitello, the 2021 NCBWA Mike Martin National Coach of the Year Award winner, has led the Vols to their best start in Southeastern Conference annals at 17-1. Texas, Vanderbilt and Tennessee have held down the No. 1 position in 10 NCBWA surveys to date.
Tennessee (31-1) tops NCBWA Division I Poll
Tennessee (31-1) is No. 1 for the third week in a row after running its winning streak to 23 games – second in Southeastern Conference history behind Texas A&M in 2015 with 24 consecutive victories. Volunteers head coach Tony Vitello, the 2021 NCBWA Mike Martin National Coach of the Year Award winner, also has led the Vols to their best Southeastern Conference start in school history at 12-0. Texas, Vanderbilt and the Vols have held down the No. 1 position in eight NCBWA surveys to date.
Tennessee (27-1) tops NCBWA Division I Poll
Tennessee (27-1) is No. 1 for the second week in a row after sweeping previous NCBWA No. 1 Vanderbilt in Nashville to win its school-record 19th consecutive game. Volunteers head coach Tony Vitello, the 2021 NCBWA Mike Martin National Coach of the Year Award winner, also has led the Vols to their best Southeastern Conference start in school history at 9-0. Texas, Vandy and the Vols have held down the No. 1 position in eight NCBWA surveys to date.
Tennessee (23-1) tops NCBWA Division I Poll
Tennessee takes over at No. 1 for the first time in ’22 joining Texas and Vanderbilt as the three school to lead the polls. Volunteers head coach Tony Vitello was the 2021 NCBWA Mike Martin National Coach of the Year Award recipient.
Vanderbilt (17-2) tops NCBWA Division I Poll
Vanderbilt remains No. 1 for a second week after Texas ruled the first four NCBWA national surveys.
Vanderbilt (13-2) tops NCBWA Division I Poll
Preseason No. 1 Texas ended a four-poll reign at No. 1 while Vanderbilt edged ahead for the top spot. Ole Miss remains second nationally again this week.
Texas (11-1) tops NCBWA Division I Poll
Preseason No. 1 Texas remains No. 1 for the fourth consecutive week after going 3-1 last week and seeing its winning streak ended at 11. Interestingly in this balanced season of college baseball, all Top 10 teams from last week’s poll suffered at least one defeat between Feb, 28-March 6.
Texas (8-0) tops NCBWA Division I Poll
Preseason No. 1 Texas swept Alabama 3-0 in games to advance to 8-0 and remain No. 1 poll for the third consecutive week.
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