Drafted in the 24th round of the 2013 MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox
2013 Big 12 Co-Scholar Athlete of the Year
2013 Second-team All-Big 12
2013 First-team Academic All-Big 12
2012 Academic All-Mountain West
2012 MW Second-team All-Conference
2011 MW First-team All-Conference
2011 Fort Worth Regional All-Tournament team
2011 Academic All-Mountain West
2010 Fort Worth Regional All-Tournament team
2010 Academic All-Mountain West
One of three Horned Frogs to play in and start all 57 games... all 57 starts came at third base... ranked second on the squad with a .293 batting average... led the Frogs with 61 hits, 15 doubles and 34 RBIs... also tallied two triples and three home runs... was 3-for-5 in stolen bases... played 50 errorless games... tallied a base hit in 36 games and reached base safely in 48... tied for the team lead with 17 multi-hit games... collected seven multiple RBI contests... doubled for his first hit of the season at Ole Miss on Feb. 16... homered and doubled as part of a three-hit game against the Rebels on Feb. 17... doubled for the third straight game and notched two hits in the series-opener against Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 22)... started a seven-game hitting streak with a base knock at Jacksonville on March 1... hit .520 (13-for-25) with 11 RBIs during the streak... double, homered and drove in four against the Dolphins on March 2... posted his second straight four-RBI game in the series finale at Jacksonville (March 3)... was 3-for-3 with two runs scored and his third home run of the season... tripled and drove in three runs against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on March 5... was 6-for-10 in the series against Pacific (March 8-10)... tied a school record with three doubles against Kansas in TCU's Big 12 opener on March 15... drove in a run in games against UT Arlington (March 19) and at Oklahoma (March 22)... went 3-for-4 with a run scored against the Sooners on March 20... singled in a run in the series finale at Oklahoma on March 24... collected an RBI and went 1-for-3 at Texas Tech on March 30... collected two more RBIs and a double in the series-finale against the Red Raiders on March 31... walked three times, scored three runs and went 1-for-2 in the series finale against UT Pan American (April 3)... broke out of a five-game slump with an RBI single against Oklahoma State on April 13... hit spurred a nine-game hitting streak that saw him hit .400 (14-for-35)... was 2-for-4 with a run scored in the series finale against the Cowboys (April 14)... went 5-for-12 in the series against Baylor (April 19-21)... had a hit in each of the first two games at Kansas State (April 26-27)... went 3-for-3 with an RBI in the series finale against the Wildcats (April 28)... was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored at USC on May 2... drove in a pair of runs with a triple in the series finale at USC on May 4... doubled twice and drove in two runs in game two at West Virginia (May 11)... hit safely in seven of his last eight games... was 1-for-3 in a TCU win against UT Arlington (May 14)... had two hits and drove in two runs in the series opener against Texas on May 16... went 7-for-12 in the Big 12 Championships in Oklahoma City... was 3-for-5 with two wins in the Frogs' tournament opening win against Oklahoma State (May 23)... was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a double against West Virginia on May 24... went 1-for-3 in his final collegiate game against Kansas on May 25.
Missed the first 18 games of the season recovering from off-season surgery... played in and started 43 of the Frogs' last 44 games of the season... 32 starts came at third base, while 11 came as the designated hitter... recorded a base hit in 31 games and reached base safely in 35 contests... tied for second on the team with 17 multi-hit games and posted three multiple RBI contests... tied for fourth on the squad with 51 base hits... hit .315 with 12 doubles, three home runs and 22 RBIs... 11 of his RBIs came with two outs... led the team with a .378 batting average in conference play... made his season debut on March 23 at New Mexico... went 2-for-3 with two RBIs in his second game back on March 25 at New Mexico... game started a streak of three straight contests with two hits... doubled as part of a two-hit game against UNLV on March 30... walked, was hit by a pitch and drove in a run in game two against UNLV on March 31... went 3-for-3 in the series finale against the Rebels on April 1... added two hits and scored a run in game two against UNC Wilmington on April 6... hit safely in all three games against Air Force April 13-15... went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and a double and his first home run of the season in the series finale against the Falcons on April 15... commenced a four-game hitting streak with a hit at San Diego State on April 20... posted two hits in the series finale against the Aztecs on April 22... hit his second home run of the season against Texas A&M on April 24... had two hits in that contest... went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI against Manhattan on April 28... drove in a season-high three runs in the series finale against the Jaspers on April 29... had four hits and two RBIs in the first two contests against New Mexico on May 4-5... had three hits and an RBI in the series opener against Air Force on May 11... game spurred a season-high six game hitting streak... went 1-for-4 with a double at Oklahoma on May 15... streak concluded with a two hit game against San Diego State on May 19... had five hits in 13 at-bats in the conference tournament, including two in each of the games against San Diego State... hit safely in four of the five games at the NCAA College Station Regional June 1-4... had a pair of doubles, scored three runs and drove in a run against Dayton on June 2... collected an RBI single at Texas A&M on June 3... had two hits and two RBIs, including the go-ahead home run in the fourth inning against Ole Miss in the Regional Championship game on June 4... doubled in the final game of the season in the NCAA Super Regional against UCLA on June 9.
Played in and started all 62 games running his streak to 102 consecutive games played... ranked third on the team with a .331 batting average... his 84 total hits on the season were tops on the squad... also led the team with 21 doubles... tallied one triple and four home runs... ranked second on the team with 45 RBIs, 17 of which came with two outs... tied for the team lead with 28 walks and 12 sacrifices (4 sac flies, 8 sac bunts)... was successful on 7-of-10 stolen base attempts... posted 23 multi-hit games and 10 multiple RBI contests... tallied a base hit in 51 games and reached base safely in 58... committed just seven errors on the season... has a streak of 57 chances over 24 games without committing an error... hit safely in the first eight games of the season... had four hits and three RBIs in the series against Kansas Feb. 18-20... hit the team's first home run of the season on Feb. 20 against the Jayhawks... drove in three with a 2-for-3 day at the plate against Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 26... went 3-for-5 with three RBIs at Texas Tech on March 5... drove in four with a pair of hits against Houston Baptist on March 11... commenced a seven game hitting streak on March 15 with a 2-for-4 day at the plate at UT Arlington... collected his second home run of the season in the game... hit .400 (12-for-30) during the streak... had a pair of doubles and drove in two at UNLV on March 19... doubled as part of two hits against Houston on March 26... hit .361 (22-for-61) during a 15-game hit streak from March 30-April 19... had three hits in the series finale against Air Force on April 3... collected two hits and drove in two against New Mexico on April 9... tied a school record with three doubles at Oklahoma on April 12... three doubles produced three RBIs... tallied three more hits in the series opener at San Diego State on April 15... hit his fourth home run of the season on April 19 at nationally-ranked Texas A&M... collected two hits at Dallas Baptist on April 25... had two hits and scored three runs at BYU on April 28... picked up four hits in the series at Oklahoma State May 6-8... had two RBIs on May 13 against Utah... hit .439 (18-for-41) during a nine game hitting streak from May 17-June 3... had a career-game against New Mexico on May 20... went 6-for-7 with a double, an RBI and four runs scored... had two hits in the finale against the Lobos on May 21... recorded five hits in the four MWC Tournament games... went 3-for-4 with three RBIs in the NCAA Fort Worth Regional game against Oral Roberts on June 3... had three more hits in the final game of the season against Oral Roberts on June 5.
2010 (Redshirt Freshman):
Played in 49 games and made 45 starts ... missed the first 10 games of the season with a broken wrist ... of his 45 starts, 39 came at third base and six at shortstop ... was a defensive replacement in four games ... led the team with a .374 batting average ... totaled 61 base hits, including 15 doubles, one triple and four home runs ... racked up 39 RBIs and scored 32 runs ... of his 39 RBIs, 12 came with two outs ... hit .941 (16-for-17) with a runner on third and less than two outs ... posted a slugging percentage of .552 and an on-base percentage of .425 ... ranked second on the team with 16 total sacrifices (five sacrifice flies and 11 sac bunts) ... played solid defense, boasting a .937 fielding percentage ... appeared in 19 conference games and hit .279 with nine extra base hits ... reached base safely in 39 games and tallied a base hit in 37 ... racked up 17 multi-hit contests and totaled 11 multiple RBI games ... made his collegiate debut on March 9 starting at shortstop at UT Arlington ... drew a pair of bases-loaded walks to collect his first two career RBIs ... picked up his first career hit on March 12 against Texas Tech with a 1-for-2 day at the plate ... drove in two runs at Air Force on March 28 ... commenced a 10 game hitting streak with a 4-for-4 day at the plate at Houston on April 9 ... connected for his first career home run and drove in four runs ... hit .410 (16-for-39) during the streak with nine RBIs and six runs scored ... tallied two doubles and drove in two runs at BYU on April 16 ... tripled as part of a two-hit night at Oklahoma on April 20 ... collected two hits and drove in a run in the series opener against UNLV on April 23 ... had a solid series at Utah April 30-May 2, tallying five hits to along with two RBIs ... homered in the opening game against Utah on April 30 ... drove in three runs, scored three times and tallied two hits at New Mexico on May 9 ... one of the hits against the Lobos left the park for his third home run of the season ... had a monster game at Texas State on May 12, driving in five runs on two hits ... had a torrid 11-game hitting streak that began with a base hit against Cal State Bakersfield on May 20 and lasted through June 12 ... hit .561 (23-for-41) with eight runs scored and 13 runs driven in during the streak ... raised his average from .314 to .385 during the streak ... posted multi-hit games eight times during the streak ... torched CS Bakersfield to the tune of six hits in 10 at-bats with seven RBIs in the three game series ... tallied six hits in the MWC Postseason tournament to earn all-tournament accolades ... had three hits and drove in three in the tournament opener against Utah on May 26 ... drove in a run as part of two hits in the championship game against New Mexico on May 28 ... singled three times and drove in a run in the NCAA Fort Worth Regional opener against Lamar on June 4 ... collected two more hits against Arizona on June 5 ... was 2-for-3 against Texas on June 11 in the opener of the NCAA Austin Super Regional ... had three more hits in game two against the Longhorns on June 12 ... hit safely in four of the five College World Series contests ... had three hits and scored two runs against Florida State on June 23 ... blasted a two-run home run in the eighth inning against the Seminoles.
2009 (True Freshman):
Coaches elected to use a redshirt in his first season.
Was a two-time letterwinner at Martin High School for head coach Curt Culbertson ... tabbed as a third-team all-state performer as a senior ... named the Defensive Player of the Year as a junior ... selected as the team MVP as a senior ... hit .468 with nine home runs in his senior campaign ... named the 2008 Fort Worth Star-Telegram's High School Baseball Player of the Year ... helped guide his team to the District 8-5A championship as a senior.
Parents are John and Karen ... has two younger siblings, Bentley and Tupelo ... graduated with his degree in communications and is currently pursuing his master's in liberal arts.