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James Named Summit League Player of the Week

James Named Summit League Player of the Week

ELMHURST, Ill. – Oral Roberts outfielder Derrian James was named The Summit League Baseball Players of the Week for his performances March 30 – April 5.

Derrian James, Oral Roberts
Sr. // OF
Port Arthur, Texas // Panola College

James collects his first career Player of the Week award after leading Oral Roberts to a series win at South Dakota State and a victory over No. 11 Oklahoma State. The senior outfielder was 3-for-5 in the series finale in Brookings with a home run, four RBI and two runs. He added another homer in game two of the series on Saturday with two walks and three runs scored. For the week, James batted .429 (6-for-14) with seven runs scored, five RBI, two home runs, two walks and a stolen base. He did not strike out in 17 plate appearances and had a .857 slugging percentage and .500 on-base percentage.

Previous honorees: Feb. 16 – Shane Trevino, IPFW; Feb. 23 – Brandon Soat, IPFW/Anthony Sequeira, ORU; March 2 – Reid Clary, SDSU; March 9 – Zach Coppola, SDSU; March 16 – Cole Gruber, UNO; March 23 – Alex Mortensen, UNO/Chris Tschida, WIU; March 30 – Anthony Sequeira, ORU.

In its fourth decade 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 65 All-Americans, 60 Academic All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league and to "See The Summit", visit, follow on Twitter @thesummitleague, download The Summit League's Front Row app, and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at

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