Andrew Romine Named College Baseball Foundation National Honor Roll Player of the Week

April 3, 2006

TEMPE, Ariz. - Sophomore shortstop Andrew Romine has been named a College Baseball Foundation National Honor Roll Player of the Week, the Foundation announced today.

Romine returned to the Sun Devil lineup this weekend after suffering a blood clot last summer and going through rib removal surgery in January. He made his presence felt immediately, as he went 7-12 in the four games ASU played, knocking in seven runs including the game winner on Saturday night against Washington State. Romine hit a double and a triple over the weekend, and also flashed his leather in the field. Despite not having played baseball since the College World Series last June, Romine made several spectacular plays at short, including a diving stop and throw in the bottom of the ninth on Saturday to preserve the Devils 2-1 win over the Cougars.

Romine becomes the third Sun Devil to be named a Player of the Week by the College Baseball Foundation, joining Jeff Urlaub (Feb. 21) and Ike Davis (March 6).

The College Baseball Foundation is dedicated to preserving college baseball history and to recognizing standout teams and individuals who have influenced the collegiate game.Established as a 501(c)(3) charitable educational organization, the CBF hopes to not only catalog the sports' history within its' newly announced College Baseball Hall of Fame, but to provide an aggressive and enduring advocacy for the college game. It views its primary mission as fostering an appreciation of the historical development of college baseball and its impact on our culture, and increasing public awareness, exposure and generating additional opportunities for college baseball.

The CBF will release a regular National Honor Roll, February 21st-June 13th, saluting the finest performances of the past week's action as nominated by conference and university baseball media contacts.

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