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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

May 21, 2007

John White and Ryley Westman Named on NCBWA Central Region Second Team

PITTSBURG, Kan. - Northwest Missouri State senior shortstop John White (Omaha, Neb.) and senior catcher Ryley Westman (Smithville, Mo.) were named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-Central Region Second Team, announced today.

White is an All-MIAA First Team and Daktronics Central Region Second Team selection at shortstop, finishing his career second in all-time doubles records (47). He led the team this season in runs scored (45), doubles (16) and assists (155), and was one of four athletes to start all 56 games this season. He was named MIAA Hitter of the Week on May 1 after he hit for the cycle against Truman State on April 28.

Westman is an All-MIAA First Team and CoSIDA All-District honoree at catcher. He ended his career second all-time with 208 games played and 1,137 defensive chances and third with 213 career hits. He started the last 69 games of his career at catcher. Westman ended the season as the team leader in batting (.341), hits (70) and at bats (205), finishing second in Northwest season at bats charts and tied for sixth in season hits charts.

Northwest finished the season 30-26, advancing to the MIAA Tournament and reaching the 30-wins mark for the eighth time in school history and fourth time under head coach Darin Loe.

2007 National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America (NCBWA)
All-Central Region Teams

First Team
Starting Pitchers

Jon Bjelland, Minnesota State
Bryson Clark, Pittsburg State
Tyler Cloyd, Nebraska-Omaha
Seth Gilleland, Central Missouri
Relief Pitchers
Bryan Collins, Central Missouri
Nick Fellman, Minnesota State
First Baseman
Josh Paul, Central Missouri
Second Baseman
Gered Mochizuki, Central Missouri
Third Baseman
Iain Dykins, Central Missouri
Shortstop
Evan Porter, Nebraska-Omaha
Catcher
Ben Barrone, Winona State
Outfielders
Dustin Jones, Wayne State (Neb.)
Mitch Walser, Upper Iowa
Chris Weimer, Nebraska-Omaha
Designated Hitter
Jay Bresnahan, Minnesota State
Utility Player
Matt Borman, Concordia-St. Paul

Second Team
Starting Pitchers
Trent Lare, Emporia State
Justin Randa, Fort Hays State
Bryan Ruff, Winona State
Dane Secott, Minnesota State
Relief Pitchers
Tyler Nuss, Fort Hays State
Brian Putnam, Upper Iowa
First Baseman
Nathan Koppi, SW Minnesota State
Second Baseman
Luke Dreiling, Fort Hays State
Third Baseman
Adam Kampsen, Northern State
Shortstop
Scott Bidroski, Wayne State (Neb.)
John White, Northwest Missouri
Catcher
Ryley Westman, Northwest Missouri
Outfielders
Jeff Deao, Pittsburg State
Kevin Deao, Pittsburg State
Mike Loberg, Augustana (S.D.)
Mark McBratney, Emporia State
Designated Hitter
Tommy Bone, Missouri Western
Utility Player
Luke Lawver, Missouri Southern

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
sid@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

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