ACC sweeps NCBWA Player of the Month honors
MORGANTOWN, W. VA. (NCBWA) –The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association has announced its February National Players of the Month for the Dick Howser Trophy, and it’s an ACC sweep.
NC State first baseman Tommy White is the national hitter of the month and Florida State left-hander Bryce Hubbart is the pitcher of the month. The Dick Howser Trophy is presented annually to the NCBWA National Player of the Year by The Game Headwear.
White, a native of St. Pete Beach, Fla., had eight prolific openers in his career, totaling nine home runs and 29 RBIs while averaging .588 (20 for 34). He hit three home runs in his college debut and finished the season-opening three-game series with five home runs in three games, hitting a home run in each of the remaining two games. In his second streak of the year, White hit a two-home run game in Game 1 of the series before hitting home runs in each of the next two games. He had at least four RBIs in five of his first eight college games.
A native of Windermere, Fla., Hubbart has had wins in each of his first two starts to open the 2022 season. The southpaw worked 11 innings in those two outings, allowing just six hits and one walk, while striking out 22. In his season debut in Game 2 of a series against James Madison, Hubbart allowed only two hits and no walks. five innings and struck out 13. He followed that up Saturday, pitching six shutout innings in a win over Samford, allowing just four hits and a walk and striking out nine.
This is the seventh consecutive year that the NCBWA has honored Player and Pitcher of the Month. Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to sports writers, broadcasters and publicists. For more information about the NCBWA, visit the association’s official website, www.ncbwa.com.