Feb 10, 2020

Miller, Voelzke Honored By NWC In Weekly Awards

A Winning Tradition

 
  • NCAA D-III National Champions (2004)
  • Eight NCAA D-III National Tournaments (2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • One NCAA Regional Championship (West 2004)
  • 10 Northwest Conference Championships (1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009)
  • 19 straight seasons .500 or better (1996-2014)
  • Nine Top 30 national rankings (2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014, 2018)
  • 23 All-Americans
  • One National Pitcher of the Year (Scott Hyde - 2004)
  • One D3Baseball.com All-West Region Rookie of the Year (Matt Voelzke - 2017)
  • 10 Academic All-Americans
  • One NCAA National Coach of the Year
  • One NCAA Region Coach of the Year
  • 10 Northwest Conference Coaches of the Year
  • Five NAIA District Tournaments (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994)
  • Three NAIA Disctrict Championships (1991, 1992, 1993)
  • Five NAIA Regional Tournaments (1991, 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998)
  • Two NAIA Distrcit Coach of the Years
  • 22 players signed to professional contracts
  • Three Ad Rutschman Small College Athlete of the Year Finalists (Derrick Jones - 2005, Scott Hyde - 2004, Eric Bell - 2003)
  • One Slats Gill Coach of the Year Award (Pat Bailey - 2004 finalist)
  • One George Fox Pasero Team of the Year (2004)
 

HILLSBORO --- The Northwest Conference has announced its Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of February 4th to February 10th on Monday, Feb. 10.

The Bruins' baseball team swept the Player of the Week awards after winning out in its opening weekend, picking up wins against 2019 NCAA Regional opponents Texas Lutheran and Concordia-Texas as well as tourney host Hardin-Simmons (Texas). Matt Voelzke and Travis Miller claimed both the Pitcher and Position Player weekly awards after powering the Bruins to three wins.

Voelzke was honored as NWC Pitcher of the Week after he debuted as a starter for the Bruins and got a win over NCAA Super Regional opponent Concordia-Texas. Voelzke struck out 12 batters in six scoreless innings, allowing only two hits without issuing a walk. The senior recorded a 0.00 ERA.

Miller made a fantastic start to his career with a 5-for-7 weekend, including a three-RBI triple. Hitting .714 with four RBI and three runs wasn't enough for the freshman, who also finished with a 1.000 fielding percentage as a catcher and only struck out once on the weekend.

The Bruins host their home opener this weekend against a talented Occidental squad on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15 & 16.