ORU’s Roark, Womacks and UNO’s Fox Earn #SummitBSB Weekly Honors

Oral Roberts' Nick Roark & Omaha's Tyler Fox
Oral Roberts' Nick Roark & Omaha's Tyler Fox

ELMHURST, Ill. – Oral Roberts infielder Nick Roark was named Summit League Baseball Player of the Week, while Omaha starting pitcher Tyler Fox and Oral Roberts reliever Brady Womacks garnered the league's Pitcher of the Week awards for their performances during the week of Feb. 22-28.

S0.  // IF // Broken Arrow, Okla.

  • Earned his first career Player of the Week honor
  • Went 4-for-6 with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 12-7 win at No. 26 Dallas Baptist
  • Added three hits each in Friday's win at DBU and Wednesday's win over Wichita State
  • Hit .500 with a .750 slugging percentage and .500 on-base percentage in four Golden Eagle wins last week, including a series win at No. 26 Dallas Baptist
  • For the week, had seven RBI, five runs scored, two doubles and one homer

Also nominated: Drew Fearing, North Dakota State; Adam Caniglia, Omaha

Previous honorees: Feb. 22 – Clayton Taylor, UNO

Sr. // RHP // Thornton, Colo.

  • Collected his first Pitcher of the Week award this season and third of his career
  • Surrendered just three hits across seven innings in Friday's 16-2 win over Saint Louis in the Perfect Game Spring Swing in Emerson, Ga.
  • Collected seven strikeouts against just one walk in the game for his first win of the season
  • Allowed no runs with a perfect ERA on the week

Jr. // RHP // Pevely, Mo.

  • Earned his first career Pitcher of the Week award
  • Began the week with a save in a mid-week win over Wichita State, tossing one inning with no hits and one strikeout
  • Earned a three-inning save in Sunday's win over No. 26 Dallas Baptist, allowing no hits with one punch out
  • For the week, collected two saves with a pair of strikeouts and just one hit in 4.1 inning pitched

Also nominated: Reed Pfannenstein, North Dakota State

Previous honorees: Feb. 22 – Luke Lind, NDSU

In its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at nine institutions, including four located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions along with over 75 Academic All-Americans, 65 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. In 2014-15, The Summit League ranked first for NCAA Graduation Success Rate in women's basketball and second in baseball. For more information about the league and to "See The Summit", visit the newly re-designed www.thesummitleague.org website, follow Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at www.thesummitleague.org/itsl.