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MORGANTOWN, W.Va - The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released its National Player of the Week awards for the period ending March 15, today. Miami junior third baseman David Thompson was named National Hitter of the Week, while Tennessee Tech senior right-handed pitcher Chris Chism was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.
Thompson powered Miami to a perfect 5-0 week, connecting for three home runs and 13 RBI while leading the team with a .524 batting average (11-for-21). He scored five runs over the course of the weekend against NC State, including a walk-off home run in extra innings on Friday night that keyed the Hurricanes to a three-game sweep of the ACC series. Thompson also homered and drove in a pair of runs in a 6-0 win on Sunday and closed with five RBIs in the three games against the Wolfpack.
Earlier in the week, Thompson delivered a career night at Florida Gulf Coast, when he registered career-high totals of four hits and six RBIs in last Tuesday’s 15-4 Hurricanes’ win. The Miami, Fla. native went 3-for-3 with two RBIs in a 7-0 shutout of Stetson on Wednesday night.