Slayden Named National Player of the Week

March 16, 2005

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech junior right fielder Jeremy Slayden was named the Pro-Line Cap National Player of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).

Slayden hit .786 (11-for-14) with four home runs and 17 RBI in four games to lead Georgia Tech to a perfect 5-0 record last week. The Murfreesboro, Tenn., native led Tech to wins over William & Mary, Georgia Southern and a three-game sweep of Wake Forest. For the week, he posted a 1.714 slugging percentage and a .850 on base percentage. O

n Tuesday against William & Mary, he went 4-for-4 win two home runs and six RBI. He followed that with a 3-for-5 performance, including a home run and three RBI against Georgia Southern. After missing the opener of the Wake Forest series with a sprained ankle, Slayden went 3-for-3 with a home run and a career-high 8 RBI on Saturday against Wake Forest. He was 1-for-1 with a walk and two HBP in the series finale on Sunday.

The Fort Worth-based Pro-Line Cap Co. supplies the official cap to more than 100 Division I college teams. This is the first season Pro-Line has sponsored the NCBWA’s Players of the Week. The sponsorship provides for plaques to be awarded to each of the weekly winners and other promotional consideration. For more information about Pro-Line, visit their website at www.prolinecap.com

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. For more information about the NCBWA, visit the association’s official website, www.ncbwa.com

PREVIOUS WINNERS:

Pro-Line Cap Co., Hitter of the Week – Feb. 8 – Grant Rembert, Elon; Feb. 15 – Scott Bridges, Arkansas; Feb. 22 – Drew Stubbs, Texas ; Mar. 1 – Kurt Eichorn, Kent State; Mar. 8 – Matt Wieters, Georgia Tech; Mar. 15 – Jeremy Slayden, Georgia Tech

Pro-Line Cap Co., Pitcher of the Week – Feb. 8 – Erik Averill, Arizona State; Feb. 15 – Brian Bogusevic, Tulane; Feb. 22 – Taylor Fowler, Arkansas State; Mar. 1 – Tyler Chambliss, Florida State; Mar. 8 – J.C. Biagi, Centenary; Mar. 15 – Lance Broadway, TCU, Gib Hobson, N.C. State

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