McCollum earns NCBWA Division II National Pitcher of the Week

Published 1:13 pm Friday, March 1, 2024

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AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University senior right-handed pitcher Nick McCollum has been named the NCAA Division II National Pitcher of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

McCollum, hailing from Richmond Hill, Ga., put on a dominant performance in his start against No. 4 Indianapolis. McCollum pitched seven innings of shutout baseball while allowing just three hits and striking out 11 batters. His stellar performance helped lead GSW to a 5-1 victory as he improved to 3-0 on the season. McCollum currently leads the Peach Belt Conference and NCAA Division II in strikeouts with 36 on the season, and ranks fourth in the league in ERA and fifth in opponent batting average. His impressive outing against Indianapolis showcased his skill and leadership on the mound, solidifying his status as one of the top pitchers in Division II baseball.

This is the second NCBWA Pitcher of Week honor earned by GSW. (Tucker Smith 2021, Nick McCollum 2024)

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. Members receive a membership card, directory, newsletter updates and official votes in the Howser Award Player of the Year, Regional Player of the Year and NCBWA All-America voting. The NCBWA also sponsors preseason All-America awards, publication and writing contests.