DALLAS (NCBWA) – Jeremy Mills has been named the 37th
recipient of the Wilbur Snypp Award, presented annually by the National
Collegiate Baseball Writers Association for outstanding contributions
to college baseball.
"I'm honored and humbled to receive the Wilbur Snypp Award,"
said Mills. "I would like to thank the NCBWA for selecting me for
this prestigious award."
A dedicated promoter and historian of the game, Mills originated
the nationally-renowned NCAA-Baseball.com which is more commonly
known today as D1Baseball.com. He started the website in 2003 and
ran it for the first three seasons before his wife Cynthia took
over running the site full-time in 2006. The website is a one stop
shop for everything related to college baseball providing scores,
schedules, standings and links to national polls, summer leagues
and historical information dating back to 2003.
Along with assisting his wife, Cynthia, in maintaining D1Baseball.com,
Mills currently serves as a researcher for ESPN and is a contributor
to ESPN.com's college baseball coverage. Mills joined ESPN in September
of 2006 as a member of the Stats & Information team and on a daily
basis he ensures that the scores and statistics reported by ESPN
for all sports are correct. He has also been a researcher for ESPN's
College World Series since 2008.
Mills put his knowledge of college baseball to good use as he
assisted Rick Benner with the research content for the book College
Baseball: Essential Facts about All Division I Teams which was published
in 2006. The book is the definitive history of all major college
programs (current and suspended) along with all the college alumni
who made it to the Major Leagues.
"Jeremy Mills has been a stalwart in the baseball world of instant
information, outstanding updates and national trends," said NCBWA
Executive Director Bo Carter. "Along with his wife Cynthia, the
Mills family has played a major role in increasing awareness of
college baseball on a national scale. Jeremy is very deserving of
this honor, as he has contributed several innovations to the coverage
of baseball for many years."
A native of Rhode Island, Mills graduated from Rice University
in 1997. He currently resides in Bristol, Conn., with his wife Cynthia.
Mills joins an illustrious group of College Sports Information
Directors of America Hall of Famers, noted national journalists
and others in receiving the award. The plaque memorializes longtime
Ohio State sports information director and NCBWA founder, the late
Wilbur (Bill) Snypp. Snypp was a noted contributor to the writers'
organization, which was initiated in 1962, as well as an officer
in the group. The NCBWA/Wilbur Snypp Award yearly honors a professional
for contributions to the sport of college baseball. Voting is conducted
by a panel of previous winners.
|ALL-TIME WILBUR SNYPP AWARD
Snypp, Ohio State
1976 Bill Esposito, St. John's
1977 Phil Langan,
1978 John Geis, Southern Conference
1979 Hank Schomber, Georgia
1980 Bob Culp, Western Michigan
1981 Lou Pavlovich Sr., Collegiate
1982 Tom Price, South Carolina
1983 Bob Bradley, Clemson
1984 Robert Williams, Omaha World-Herald
1985 Jerry Miles, NCAA
Larry Keefe, Seton Hall
1987 Tom Rowen, San Jose Mercury-News
Fred Gerardi, KESY Radio, Omaha
1989 Jim Wright, NCAA
1990 Steve Weller,
1991 Bill Little, University of Texas
1992 Kirk Bohls,
1993 Bo Carter, Southwest Conference
|1994 Lou Pavlovich
Jr., Collegiate Baseball
1995 Steve Pivovar, Omaha World-Herald
Gary Johnson, NCAA
1997 Dave Wohlhueter, Cornell
1998 Allen Simpson,
1999 Alan Cannon, Texas A&M University
Callis, Baseball America
Dick Case, USA Baseball
Russ Anderson, Conference USA
2003 John Manuel, Baseball America
2004 Dana Heiss Grodin, USA Today
2006 Mike Montoro,
2009 Al Chase,
Lou Spry, NCAA
2012 Eric Olson, Omaha World Herald