• Drafted in the 8th round of the 2015 MLB Draft by the Chicago Cubs
• 2015 Louisville Slugger, Perfect Game and NCBWA 2nd-team All-American
• 2015 ABCA 3rd-team All-American
• 2015 1st-team All-Big 12 Conference
• 2015 1st-team Academic All-Big 12
• 2015 NCAA Fort Worth All-Regional Team
• Big 12 Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 23, 2015; April 13, 2015)
• National Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 23, 2015)
• Dick Howser Trophy Watch List
• Golden Spikes Award Watch List
• National Pitcher of the Year Watch List
2014 Louisville Slugger, NCBWA, Baseball America, Perfect Game and Rawlings/ABCA 2nd-team All-American
2014 Big 12 Pitcher of the Year
2014 ABCA 1st-team All-Midwest Region
20141st-team All-Big 12 Conference
2014 1st-team Academic All-Big 12
2014 Big 12 Baseball Championships All-Tournament Team
Big 12 Pitcher of the Week (April 7, 2013; April 7, 2014 and May 5, 2014)
2014 Kleberg Classic All-Tournament team
Member of the 2013 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team
2013 First-team All-Big 12
2013 First-team Academic All-Big 12
2012 Third-team Louisville Slugger All-American
2012 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American
2012 NCBWA, Baseball America and Perfect Game First-Team Freshman All-American
2012 MW Pitcher of the Year
2012 MW Freshman of the Year
2012 First-team All-Mountain West
2012 Second-team ABCA All-Midwest Region
2012 Academic All-Mountain West
MW Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 20, 2012; May 14, 2012; May 21, 2012)
Ranked 10th nationally and led the Big 12 with 17 starts as part of 19 appearances on the season... topped the Big 12 and ranked fourth nationally with his 12 victories... finished the year with a 12-3 record in a team-high 122 innings pitched... his 2.51 ERA ranked sixth in the Big 12... ranked second on the team with 91 strikeouts... limited opponents to a .223 batting average against... team posted a 13-4 record in games he started and had a 14-5 record in games he pitched... posted 14 quality starts, 10 starts of 7+ innings, five of 8+ innings and three of 9+ innings... tossed seven scoreless innings of three hit baseball in his season debut on Feb. 13 against Southern Illinois... earned National Pitcher of the Week honors after tossing a complete-game, three-hit shutout at Arizona State on Feb. 20... made first appearance out of the bullpen on March 3 with two shutout innings against Rice... improved to 3-0 on the season with a dominating performance against Vanderbilt at Dodger Stadium on March 3... limited the Commodores to two runs on seven hits and struck out four over six innings of work... struck out nine and allowed two runs in 7 1/3 innings against Baylor (March 14) to improve to 4-0... turned in another nine strikeout performance in a win over Oklahoma State on March 21... suffered his first loss of the season after giving up five runs (four earned) on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings at Texas Tech (April 3)... bounced back with another complete-game, four-hit shutout at Kansas State on April 11... tossed six shutout innings against Santa Clara on April 18 to improve to 8-1 on the season... allowed three runs on six hits in 7 1/3 innings against Texas (April 25) en route to his ninth win of the year... was touched for two runs over eight innings at West Virginia (May 2) as he improved to 10-1 on the year... allowed an unearned run in 6 2/3 innings against Kansas on May 8... got a no-decision after allowing seven runs (five earned) in 5 2/3 innings at Oklahoma (May 15)... suffered his second loss of the season in the Big 12 Tournament after allowing seven runs (five earned) in 3 1/3 innings of work against Texas Tech (May 21)... bounced back with a dominating performance against NC State in the NCAA Fort Worth Regional on May 30... gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits and struck out 10 over eight innings, but got a no-decision... was the tough-luck loser against Texas A&M in the NCAA Fort Worth Super Regional... tossed a career-high 9 1/3 innings in which he allowed two runs on seven hits... earned his 12th win of the season in the Frogs' College World Series opening victory over LSU on June 14... allowed a run on five hits and struck out five in seven innings of work... made his final appearance in the Purple and White with a two-inning stint against Vanderbilt on June 19... leaves TCU as the all-time leader in games started (61) and innings pitched (471 1/3)... ranks second all-time in wins (37) and strikeouts (322).
Made a career-high 18 starts to lead the starting rotation... posted a 1.32 ERA, a mark that ranked ninth nationally... set a school record with 129 2/3 innings pitched... tallied a career-high 95 strikeouts and issued just 21 walks... tossed five complete games and was the starting pitcher in five of TCU's 14 shutouts... ranked sixth nationally with a 0.86 WHIP... team was 12-6 in games he started... 15 of his 18 starts were of the quality variety... tossed seven or more innings 13 times and eight or more innings nine times... posted a 1.14 ERA and was 5-1 in eight Big 12 games... pitched eight shutout innings in his first start of the season against Jacksonville (Feb. 15)... allowed two unearned runs in seven innings in a no-decision at TAMU-Corpus Christi on Feb. 22... was the tough-luck loser in a 1-0 loss to Rice on March 1... gave up just a run on five hits and fanned five in eight innings... lasted just four innings and gave up four runs in a loss to Michigan State on March 8... bounced back, allowing a run on eight hits in eight innings against Dartmouth (March 15)... collected eight strikeouts in the contest... had his shortest career start against Texas Tech (March 22)... allowed four runs on six hits in two innings... rebounded in dominating fashion as he posted a 0.87 ERA in his final 12 starts of the season... stretch started at Oklahoma State on March 29... got a no-decision after giving up a run on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings of work... tossed his second-career complete game one-hitter on April 5 against West Virginia... walked one and struck out seven in the contest... improved to 4-3 on the season with another dominating performance at Kansas (April 12)... fanned seven and gave up a run on four hits in 8 1/3 innings... didn't allow a run in his next three starts... tossed seven shutout innings at Texas (April 18)... turned in back-to-back complete game shutouts against Cal State Northridge (April 26) and Kansas State (May 2)... combined to allow just 10 hits and two walks to go along with 12 strikeouts in the two games... allowed three runs (one earned) in 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against Oklahoma (May 10)... tossed eight shutout innings at Baylor on May 16 to improve to 8-3... pitched a complete game in the Big 12 Tournament against West Virginia on May 22... allowed just two runs on seven hits and struck out six... had a no-decision in TCU's 22- inning victory over Sam Houston State in the NCAA Fort Worth Regional on May 31... allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits in 7 1/3 innings... took the loss after giving up three runs (two earned) in 6 2/3 innings against Pepperdine in the NCAA Fort Worth Super Regional on June 8... allowed one run and struck out a career-high 10 batters in 7 1/3 innings against Texas Tech in TCU's opening game of the College World Series on June 15.
Led the starting pitching staff with a 7-3 record in 15 starts this season... posted a career-best 1.51 ERA in a team-leading 107.0 innings pitched... 14 of his 15 starts were of the quality variety, while 11 lasted at least seven innings and seven went for at least eight innings... team posted a 9-6 team record in games he pitched... did not allow an earned run in five of his starts... allowed two or fewer runs in 11 of his 15 starts... tallied 64 strikeouts and issued just 18 walks... held opponents to a .267 batting average... was the Frogs' No. 2 starter to open the season... pitched seven innings in his first start of the year at Ole Miss (Feb. 16)... allowed two runs on two hits, walked two and struck out a career-high nine in the no-decision... was the tough-luck loser against Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 23... gave up three runs (one earned) on four hits with eight strikeouts in seven innings of work... collected his first win of the season with eight shutout innings at Jacksonville (March 2)... improved to 2-1 on the year after allowing an unearned run on seven hits in eight innings against Pacific on March 8... won TCU's inaugural Big 12 game, holding Kansas to a run on four hits in 7 2/3 innings of work on March 15... got a tough-luck no-decision at Oklahoma on March 22... allowed two hits in eight innings of work against the Sooners... improved to 4-1 at Texas Tech (March 29), holding the Red Raiders to a run in 5 2/3 innings... threw his only complete game of the year on April 5 against San Francisco... held the Dons to a run on three hits and struck out four... shutout Oklahoma State for 8 1/3 innings on April 12.. struck out four and allowed eight hits to the Cowboys... struck out seven and allowed two runs (one earned) in eight innings against Baylor on April 19.. took the loss at Kansas State on April 26 after giving up four runs (three earned) in 5 2/3 innings... got a no-decision in a May 2 start at USC... surrendered four runs (two earned) on 10 hits in six innings... suffered his third loss of the season after giving up two unearned runs in seven innings at West Virginia (May 11)... collected his seventh win of the year with eight shutout innings against Texas on May 16... lasted just 3 2/3 innings, giving up four runs on five hits, against Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championships on May 23.
Made 11 starts as part of 22 appearances... put together a 9-2 record to go along with a 2.08 ERA in 112 2/3 innings pitched... eight of his 11 starts were of the quality variety... team posted a 15-7 record in games he pitched and an 8-3 record in games he started... allowed just three of 11 inherited runners to score... posted a 1.70 ERA as a reliever... splashed onto the scene in his collegiate debut on Feb. 19 against Ole Miss... retired all 10 batters he faced and struck out two in 3 1/3 innings to earn his first collegiate victory... improved to 2-0 with three shutout innings at Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 24... continued to throw up zeros on the scoreboard with two shutout innings against Texas State on Feb. 28... gave up his first run of the season on March 4 against Oklahoma State... tossed 4 2/3 innings in the outing... improved to 3-0 on the season after allowing a run on four hits in five innings of relief against Texas Tech on March 12... tossed 3 2/3 scoreless innings at UNLV on March 17... was touched for three runs (two earned) in 4 2/3 innings at New Mexico on March 23... earned his lone save of the season on March 31 against UNLV... struck out five Rebels in 3 2/3 innings... longest relief outing of the season came on April 3 against Dallas Baptist when he threw 5 1/3 innings... made his first career start on April 7 against UNC Wilmington... allowed two runs in 8 2/3 innings against the Seahawks... moved to 5-0 on the season after limiting Air Force to a run on three hits in 6 1/3 innings... threw seven innings of one-run baseball at San Diego State to improve to 6-0... fanned a career-high seven batters in the contest... game was part of a stretch of 22 2/3 innings without allowing a walk... got a no-decision in an April 27 start against Manhattan... held the Jaspers to a run on six hits in 7 1/3 innings... was touched for three runs in four innings against Oklahoma on May 1... started the rain-delayed game against New Mexico upon resumption on May 5... earned his seventh win of the season after allowing three runs in 4 1/3 innings... had a brilliant performance at Air Force on May 11 with eight shutout innings with seven strikeouts in the game... contest started a streak of 22 1/3 innings without allowing a run... turned in one of the most historical performances in TCU baseball history on May 19... became the first pitcher since Dwayne Williams on March 11, 1986 to toss a nine inning, complete game... struck out five in the game and retired 22 straight at one point... was touched for his first loss of the season on May 25 against New Mexico in the conference tournament... gave up four runs (three earned) in six innings of work... started the NCAA College Station Regional opener against Ole Miss on June 1... got a no-decision after allowing two runs on six hits in 6 1/3 innings... bounced back to pitch the Regional Championship game against the same Rebels on June 4... allowed three runs on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings... was tagged with the loss in his final start at UCLA in the Super Regionals... gave up just two runs on four hits in 3 1/3 innings.
Was a two-year letterwinner at Cuthbertson High School... was a two-time all-conference performer... also earned all-county honors twice... two-time participant in the Battle of the Border between Nort Carolina and South Carolina... member of Team North Carolina in South Atlantic Border Battle... participated int he On Deck O's baseball program... posted a 0.88 ERA as a junior... had a combined 1.44 ERA as a junior and senior... had a career record of 11-2.
Parents are Tim and Denise... has two older sisters, Margaret and Meredith, and a younger brother, Patrick... has not decided on a major.