ELMHURST, Ill. – South Dakota State outfielder Paul Jacobson was named Summit League Baseball Player of the Week while North Dakota State starter Jordan Harms and Omaha starter Tyler Fox garnered the league's Pitcher of the Week awards for their performances during the week of April 18-24.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
PAUL JACOBSON, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
Sr. // OF // Dakota Dunes, S.D.
- Captured his first career Player of the Week honor
- Guided South Dakota State to a 2-2 week with three multi-hit contests
- Went 3-for-4 with three runs scored, two RBI and two doubles in game two's 15-3 win at Omaha
- Added a pair of hits in the series finale against the Mavericks and in the contest vs. Mayville State
- Batted .500 on the week with a .875 slugging percentage and .600 on-base percentage
- Had eight hits, five runs, five RBI, three doubles, two walks, a home run and one stolen base
Also nominated: Clayton Taylor, Omaha; Danny Regan, North Dakota State; Noah Cummings, Oral Roberts; Cord Church, Western Illinois
Previous honorees: Feb. 22 – Clayton Taylor, UNO; Feb. 29 – Nick Roark, ORU; March 7 – Matt Whatley, ORU; March 14 – Luke Ringhofer, SDSU/Clayton Taylor, UNO; March 21 – Rolando Martinez, ORU; March 28 – Cole Gruber, UNO; April 4 – Brent Williams, ORU; April 11 – Ben Petersen, NDSU/Matt Whatley, ORU; April 18 – Greg Kaiser, IPFW
PITCHERS OF THE WEEK
JORDAN HARMS, NORTH DAKOTA STATE
Fr. // RHP // Hitterdal, Minn.
- Collected his first career Summit League Pitcher of the Week award
- Pitched the first four innings against No. 22 Minnesota, allowing just two hits with no runs and a pair of strikeouts.
- Tossed six shutout innings with six strikeouts in game three vs. Western Illinois to earn his first collegiate win
- For the week, allowed no runs with eight strikeouts and one walk in 10 innings pitched
TYLER FOX, OMAHA
Sr. // RHP // Thornton, Colo.
- Earned his fourth career Pitcher of the Week honor and second this season
- Went the distance in Friday's 4-1 win over South Dakota State to capture his league-leading seventh win of the season
- Recorded a season-high 10 punch outs in nine innings with no walks and just one earned run.
- The performance was Fox's second complete game of his career
Also nominated: Jake Weber, Fort Wayne; Landon Busch, South Dakota State
Previous honorees: Feb. 22 – Luke Lind, NDSU; Feb. 29 – Tyler Fox, UNO/Brady Womacks, ORU; March 7 – Nick Wood, ORU; March 14 – Corey Binger, UNO; March 21 – Landon Busch, SDSU; March 28 – Joe Mortillaro, WIU; April 4 – Josh McMinn, ORU/Sam Murphy, UNO; April 11 – Nick Wood, ORU; April 18 – Josh McMinn, ORU
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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 www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at www.thesummitleague.org/itsl.