NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Manchester University senior outfielder Chad Schultz (Fair Oaks, Ind.) has been named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association's Division III Hitter of the Week for games played from March 20-26.
Schultz, the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference's Hitter of the Week for the same period, had a monstrous run at the plate, hitting five home runs as part of a meteoric .524 batting average and 1.286 slugging percentage to lead the Black and Gold to wins over Heidelberg and Mt. St. Joseph University. The conference's co-leader in round trippers also resumed a personal
base-reaching string of 12 successive outings and finished with 10 putouts in center field.
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 Dick Howser Player of the Year Award, Regional Player of the Year and NCBWA All-America voting. The NCBWA also sponsors preseason All-America awards, publication and writing contests.