| Austin Wood
Student Assistant Coach
Wood is in his first season as student assistant coach for the team.
· Fall 2007 & Spring 2008 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll
· Academic All-Big 12 - First Team
· Big 12 Conference Pitcher of the Week (5/19)
· Appeared in 27 games, including 14 starts, amassing an 7-3 record with a 4.43 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 85.1 innings.
· Pitched in 10 Big 12 Conference games, including nine starts, amassing a 2-2 record with a 5.83 ERA, and 17 strikeouts in 46.1 innings.
· Earned a win against VCU (2/22), scattering six hits over 6.0 innings while allowing two runs while striking out six.
· Pitched 7.2 innings against Stanford (3/7) to earn second win of the season while logging a career-high eight strikeouts and scattering five hits and two runs.
· Tossed one inning of hitless, shutout relief with one strikeout against Kansas (3/16).
· Scattered six hits and two walks while striking out one and allowing only two runs over 6.1 innings in start against Nebraska (3/29).
· Earned win against Kansas State (4/27), scattering five hits and giving up four runs, two earned, and striking out five Wildcats over 7.1 innings.
· Notched his first career complete-game, allowing two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out three vs. No. 9 Texas A&M (5/14).
· Picked up two wins at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship, one in relief against Kansas State in the title game (5/25), working 3.1 scoreless innings and allowing only one hit with two strikeouts and the other in his start against Texas A&M (5/22), going 5.1 innings and allowing six runs on seven hits with three strikeouts.
· Spring 2007 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll
· NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List
· Big 12 Conference Pitcher of the Week (4/30)
· Big 12 Conference Pitcher of the Week (5/22)
· Appeared in 25 games, including 12 starts, amassing an 8-1 record with one save, a 3.15 ERA, .245 opponents batting average and 45 strikeouts in 85.2 innings.
· Went 6-1 with a 2.73 ERA and 33 strikeouts over 59.1 innings over his 12 starts.
· Held left-handers to a .211 (15-for-71) batting average on the season.
· Pitched in seven Big 12 Conference games, including three starts, amassing a 2-0 record with a 2.45 ERA, .202 opponents' batting average and 12 strikeouts in 25.2 innings.
· Scattered four hits and three walks while striking out five over five shutout innings to earn a win against UT Pan American (2/13) in his first start of the season.
· Allowed just two runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out three over 5.2 innings in a no decision versus Washington State (2/25).
· Yielded just one run on four hits and one walk while striking out four over seven innings in a win versus Oral Roberts (3/4).
· Allowed one run on three hits and one walk over 5.2 innings to earn a win in relief against Texas State (3/20).
· Earned a victory against No. 8 Rice, allowing just two unearned runs on three hits while striking out two over 5.2 innings (3/27).
· Pitched three solid innings of relief against Oklahoma (4/1), allowing one run on two hits and one walk while striking out two over three innings.
· Allowed one run on four hits while striking out five over six innings in a win over UT Pan American (4/24).
· Logged six scoreless innings with three hits, two walks and three strikeouts to close out the first-ever sweep of Oklahoma State (4/29) at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.
· Pitched two scoreless innings of relief against Arkansas-Pine Blue (5/12), allowing three hits and one walk while striking out two.
· Closed out sweep of Texas A&M (5/20) by allowing one run on five hits while striking out two Aggies for the win.
· Earned a victory in relief vs. Nebraska (5/26) at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship with 3.2 innings of shutout ball, allowing one hit and striking out one.
· Earned his first save of the season with one inning of scoreless relief against Wake Forest (6/3) at the NCAA Regional.
· Split his summer between the Hyannis Mets of the Cape Cod Baseball League and the Santa Barbara Forsters of the California Collegiate League.
· Went 0-2 with a 4.67 ERA in four starts with the Mets and 2-0 with a 1.46 ERA and 15 strikeouts over 12.1 innings in two starts with the Foresters.
· First-team Freshman All-American - Collegiate Baseball
· Second-team All-Big 12
· Led Texas and ranked fourth in the Big 12 in total appearances (35) while also making one start.
· Tied the UT freshman record for appearances held by Huston Street (2002) and tied for seventh on the school single-season list overall.
· Owned the third-best ERA among Texas hurlers at 3.15 while tying for sixth in the league with a team-best seven saves. The seven saves tied him for ninth on the school single-season saves chart.
· Amassed a 4-3 overall record to tie for fourth on the UT pitching staff in victories while boasting 37 strikeouts over 45.2 innings of work.
· Limited opponents to a .241 batting average against, which was good for second on the club, while walking only 19 over his 45.2 innings.
· Finished the conference season by tying for the most appearances in league play (17) by any Big 12 hurler and tying for third in saves (5).
· Registered a 2-1 record to go along with a 3.98 ERA and 18 strikeouts over 20.1 innings of work during Big 12 competition.
· Appeared in relief during four of Texas' five postseason games and
combined on one shutout.
· Pitched 1.1 scoreless innings in relief at San Diego (2/3) in his first career appearance in a Longhorns' uniform.
· Worked a then-career-long four innings against UT-San Antonio (2/14) en route to notching his first career victory as he surrendered only two hits while striking out three during his first career start.
· Fanned two over 3.1 innings of one-hit relief at No. 11 Stanford (2/19).
· Earned his first career save with a 1.2-inning effort at UNLV (3/5).
· Combined for 2.2 innings of scoreless relief against No. 19 Long Beach State (3/10) and versus No. 11 Arizona State (3/14) while tallying his
second win of the year following his 1.2 innings opposite the Dirtbags.
· Hurled one perfect relief frame with two strikeouts at Texas Tech (3/17).
· Struck out two during a no-hit inning of relief against No. 2 Rice (3/22).
· Tossed a perfect ninth inning at No. 14 Oklahoma (4/1).
· Registered saves in consecutive days against Oklahoma State (3/25-26) by combining for one inning of shutout relief over those two contests. Appeared in relief during all three games against the Cowboys.
· Combined for 2.2 innings of hitless relief in two appearances at No. 14 Oklahoma (4/1-2).
· Improved to 4-1 by working a career-best 4.1 shutout innings of relief during which he allowed only two hits and three walks while striking out a career-high seven at No. 19 Baylor (4/13).
· Picked up a save versus No. 19 Baylor (4/15) by working a perfect ninth inning that included a strikeout.
· Worked the final frame of each of Texas' three games against Texas A&M (4/29 - 5/1). Surrendered just two hits while walking none and striking out three over those three frames of work. Notched saves in each of the first two contests with the Aggies.
· Retired three of the four batters he faced in the ninth versus Texas Tech (5/24) in Big 12 Tournament play to combine on his first career shutout.
· Pitched for the Hyannis Mets of the Cape Cod under the direction of Coach Greg King in the summer of 2006.
· Made seven appearances, incuding six starts, posting an 0-1 record, 5.32 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 23.2 innings for the Mets.
· Earned two letters as a pitcher and first baseman for head coach and former Longhorns' All-America David Denny's Kingwood High School baseball team (2004-05).
· Aided the Mustangs in reaching the state semifinals with a 32-11 record as a junior and in winning the 2005 5A state title with a 35-6-1 mark.
· Earned all-state honors as a senior by going 14-2 with a 1.25 ERA and 120 strikeouts over 91 innings of work. Also collected 47 hits at the plate en route to recording a .356 season average in 2005.
· Named to the 5A State All-Tournament Team in 2005.
· Selected to play in the Houston Area Baseball Coaches Association
High School All-Star Game.
· Pitched and played first base for Coach Clay Hill's Columbia Angels during the summer of 2005.
Born Austin M. Wood on Nov. 2, 1986, in Humble, Texas ... parents are Jimmy and Connie Wood ... has one brother, Tyler ... majoring in corporate communication ... has spent three semesters on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.