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2024 NCBWA Division II Honors

The NCBWA has announced its 2024 Division II honors, incldung its All-America and All-Region teams.

NCBWA names semifinalists for 2024 Dick Howser Trophy presented by The Game Headwear

The Dick Howser Trophy Committee, in conjunction with the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, has denoted the list of semifinalists for the 2024 Dick Howser Trophy presented by The Game Headwear. The prestigious award in college baseball is given to the top player based on two rounds of national voting by NCBWA members. This year’s 68 candidates come from 18 different conferences and 48 different schools.

NCBWA unveils 2024 Stopper of the Year Midseason Watch List

With the final stretch of the 2024 collegiate regular season underway, 60 of the sport’s top relief pitchers were named to the Midseason Watch List for the 19th annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year award, members of the association announced Wednesday. Relievers who are not on the midseason list still have an opportunity to be named a finalist for the award.

Liberty's Bomberger named recipient of Russell D. Anderson/Wilbur Snypp Award

Liberty’s Ryan Bomberger, one of the most experienced and top baseball publicity directors at the college level in the nation, is the 49th recipient of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Russell D. Anderson/Wilbur Snypp Award for national contributions to college baseball.

NCBWA unveils Division II Preseason All-America Team

The 2024 NCBWA Division II Preseason All-America Team.

NCBWA unveils 2024 Preseason All-America Team

In times when the NCAA transfer portal and NIL sometimes cause confusion in Division I athletics, the 2024 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Preseason All-America teams, presented by The Game Headwear, reflect loyalty to contending universities and some of the nation’s most talented diamond standouts. West Virginia’s J.J. Wetherholt, Preseason Big 12 Conference Player of the Year, and Jac Caglianone, Southeastern Conference standout and fellow 2023 Dick Howser Trophy presented by The Game Headwear finalist, head a solid list of returning post-2023 NCBWA All-America selections.

Oral Roberts' Folmar wins 2023 NCBWA Mike Martin National Coach of the Year Award

After tying the program record with 51 wins and leading the program to its first College World Series appearance since 1978, Oral Roberts head coach Ryan Folmar has been named the 2023 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Mike Martin National Coach of the Year.

Oral Roberts' Denton wins 2023 NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award

Oral Roberts’ Cade Denton received 2023 Stopper of the Year honors by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA), the organization announced Friday. He is the first player from the Summit League to receive the award since the Stopper of the Year debuted in 2005.  

LSU's Skenes wins 2023 Dick Howser Trophy

LSU pitching standout and consensus All-American Paul Skenes is the 36th recipient of the 2023 Dick Howser Trophy presented by The Game Headwear.

NCBWA announces 2023 Division I All-America Teams

With some of nation’s most talented NCAA Division I players featured, the 2023 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s 23rd Annual All-America first, second and third teams were revealed Wednesday. There are 21 different conferences and 18 conference championship squads represented among the ’23 honorees. The three All-America squads are also made up of 12 conference players or co-players of the year, 14 conference pitchers of the year and two conference relief pitchers of the year.

Condon, Mayers are 2023 Division I National Freshman Players of the Year

Georgia outfielder Charlie Condon and Nicholls State right-hander Jacob Mayers have been named the 2023 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association National Freshman Hitter and Pitcher of the Year recipients, as announced by the organization today.

NCBWA names 2023 Division I Freshman All-America Team

Thirty-four standout freshmen from every part of the country are featured on the 2023 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Freshman All-America Team, the organization announced today. 

NCBWA names 2023 District Players of the Year

The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association announced its 25th Annual District Players of the Year for all nine districts for the 2023 season.

Five finalists named for 2023 Dick Howser Trophy

The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and the Dick Howser Trophy Committee have named the five finalists for the 36th Dick Howser Trophy presented by The Game Headwear as the national player of the year. The five finalists for the Howser Trophy, which has been presented since 1987 except for the 2020 COVID-shortened season, are sophomore 1B/SP Jac Caglianone of Florida, junior OF Dylan Crews of LSU, junior SP Rhett Lowder of Wake Forest, SP junior Paul Skenes of LSU and sophomore 2B JJ Wetherholt of West Virginia.

NCBWA names semifinalists for 2023 Dick Howser Trophy presented by The Game Headwear

The Dick Howser Trophy Committee, in conjunction with the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, has released the list of semifinalists for the 2023 Dick Howser Trophy presented by The Game Headwear. The most prestigious award in college baseball is given to the top player based on two rounds of national voting. 

Mora, Skenes are Dick Howser Trophy National Players of the Week

The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released its Dick Howser Trophy National Player of the Week awards presented by The Game Headwear for the period ending Feb. 19. Texas State freshman infielder/outfielder Chase Mora was named National Hitter of the Week, while LSU junior right-handed pitcher Paul Skenes was named National Pitcher of the Week.

Southern Miss' Cox named recipient of 2023 Russell D. Anderson/Wilbur Snypp Award

John Cox, a veteran of 45 years of broadcasts in Southern Miss athletics and regional award winner, is the 48th annual NCBWA Russell D. Anderson/Wilbur Snypp Award recipient for national contributions to college baseball.

NCBWA unveils 2023 Preseason All-America Team

Stocked with standouts from the 2022 NCAA World Series and national Top 25-35 squads, the 22nd annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Preseason All-America teams feature the best of college baseball for the coming campaign.

Texas State's Stivors tabbed 2022 NCBWA Stopper of the Year

Texas State’s Tristan Stivors was named the 2022 Stopper of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA), the organization announced Friday, becoming the first player from the Sun Belt to win the honor since the award’s inception in 2005. Stivors, a right-handed pitcher from Castroville, Texas, boasted a 7-1 record with a nation-leading 18 saves. He allowed just 18 runs, 15 earned, in 61 innings pitched while holding opponents to a .210 batting average. The senior allowed multiple runs in just four of his 32 appearances. 

NCBWA announces 2022 Mike Martin National Coach of the Year

After leading Notre Dame back to the NCAA College World Series for the first time since 2002, head coach Link Jarrett has been named the 2022 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Mike Martin National Coach of the Year.Jarrett led the Irish to their first 40-win mark since 2006 and back to Omaha for the third time in program history. Jarrett is one of two coaches (Mike Bianco, OIe Miss) in the eight-team field to reach the College World Series as a player and coach after going three times as a player at Florida State.