DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association released its NCAA Division II National Players of the Week awards for the week ending on February 24, 2020. Colorado Mesa sophomore catcher Haydn McGeary is the National Hitter of the Week and Minot State junior hurler Noah Myhre is the National Pitcher of the Week.

McGeary (Glendale, Ariz./Thunderbird HS) was named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Week, as he tore the cover off the ball in the series win over Northwest Nazarene. In the series, McGeary batted .800 (12-for-15) with three doubles and four home runs. He added six runs scored and drove in 12 runs while having an OPS of 2.624. In Friday's doubleheader, he was 7-for-7 with three home runs, five runs scored and eight RBIs. This is the second-straight week a Colorado Mesa catcher has been named National Player of the Week.

Myhre (Chandler, Ariz./Chandler HS) charted a no-hitter versus Missouri Western on Feb. 21. He had seven strikeouts in seven innings and walked only two. Minot State won the game 10-0 in the nightcap of a doubleheader sweep.

Division II Regional Players of the Week:
Atlantic: Nick D·Amore, West Chester (Hitter); Logan Campbell, Charleston (W.Va.) (Pitcher)
· Central: Andrew Hanson, Wayne State College (Neb.) (Hitter); Noah Myhre, Minot State (Pitcher)
· East: Tom Blandini, Southern New Hampshire (Hitter); Bailey Spence, Goldey-Beacom College (Pitcher)
· Midwest: Jacob Buchberger, Davenport (Hitter); Brandon Pfaadt, Bellarmine (Pitcher)
· South: Jermond Williams, West Georgia (Hitter); Brandon Knarr, Tampa (Pitcher)
· South Central: Haydn McGeary, Colorado Mesa (Hitter); Zach Dixon, West Texas A&M (Pitcher)
· Southeast: Bobby Dixon, UNC Pembroke (Hitter); Tucker Smith, Georgia Southwestern (Pitcher)
· West: Daniel Cipriano, Montana State Billings (Hitter); Tyler Penix, Cal State San Bernardino (Pitcher)

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2020 NCBWA Division II Players of the Week:

Week ending Feb. 17: Spencer Bramwell, Colorado Mesa (Hitter); Reagan MacDonald, UT Tyler (Pitcher)

· Week ending Feb. 24: Haydn McGeary, Colorado Mesa (Hitter); Noah Myhre, Minot State (Pitcher)

· Week ending March 2: John Trousdale, Alabama Huntsville (Hitter); Austin Schneider, UT Tyler (Pitcher)

· Week ending March 9: Mitch Donofrio, Eckerd (Hitter); Logan Campbell, Charleston (Pitcher)