ORU's Ausua, Cummings Named NCBWA All-America

Oral Roberts' Miguel Ausua & Noah Cummings
Oral Roberts' Miguel Ausua & Noah Cummings

NCBWA Release 

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (oruathletics.com) -- Oral Roberts starting pitcher Miguel Ausua and outfielder Noah Cummings were named NCBWA All-Americans it was announced today.

Ausua earned second team honors, while Cummings was listed on the third team.

A junior starter, Ausua was named The Summit League's Pitcher of the Year after recording a league-high 11 wins (11-3) with a 1.65 ERA. He accumulated 85 strikeouts against just 30 walks in 92.2 innings pitched. The Puerto Rico native had his lone complete game shutout on the year in the tournament championship game against North Dakota State.

Cummings, a junior outfielder, earned the league's Player of the Year award with a .321 batting average with 47 runs scored and 70 RBI. He totaled 15 home runs and 14 doubles during the 2017 campaign. His 70 RBI and 47 runs led The Summit League, while his .567 slugging percentage and 15 homers ranked second.

Ausua and Cummings become the first league players named NCBWA All-America since South Dakota State's Trevor Vermeulen in 2010.

Celebrating its 35th season 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 80 Academic All-Americans, 75 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit 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.


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