Nimmo Named to Lowe's Senior Class Watch List

Lincoln – Nebraska center fielder Bryce Nimmo has been selected as one of 30 candidates for the 2008 Lowe's Senior Class Award on Monday.

Presented annually to NCAA® Division I student-athletes in eight sports, the award focuses on the "Four C's" of classroom, character, community and competition. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the award was launched in 2001 to honor the attributes of college basketball seniors who fulfill their entire athletic eligibility and pursue their degree. Since that time, Lowe's, an official corporate partner of the NCAA®, has expanded the award to include other NCAA sports including baseball.

A three-year starter at center field, Nimmo is hitting .439 with a homer, nine RBIs and 14 runs scored in helping the Huskers to a 10-2 start entering Tuesday's game against South Dakota State. He leads the Huskers in runs scored and ranks second on the squad in hits (18), stolen bases (four), walks (eight) and on-base percentage (.531).

In addition to his success on the diamond, he is two-time academic All-Big 12 selection who carries a 3.51 GPA in finance. He has been named to the Big 12's Commissioner's Honor Roll in all seven semesters at Nebraska.

This marks the second year for the baseball division of the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. University of Alabama infielder Emeel Salem was the inaugural winner in 2007. From the list of 30 nominees (complete list attached), a national media committee will select 10 finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award in mid-April 2008. Those ten names will be placed on the official ballot for a nationwide vote that will include coaches, media and fans. The award winner will be announced and recognized at the 2008 NCAA® Men's College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.

Dorn Shares Big 12 Weekly Honor

Nebraska right-hander Johnny Dorn earned an honor as well on Monday, as he was chosen as the Big 12's Co-Pitcher of the Week. It is the third time the senior has received the conference's weekly award.

Dorn allowed just one earned run over seven innings, as the Huskers defeated Northern Colorado, 12-2 on March 8. He fanned a career-high 13 Bears, including the first seven hitters he faced, as his 13 strikeouts were the most by a Husker pitcher since Joba Chamberlain in 2005. On the season, Dorn is now 2-0 with a 1.35 ERA, striking out a Big 12-high 29 hitters over 20.2 innings of work.

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