Drew Stubbs recognized with three Player of the Week honors
AUSTIN, Texas -- After a four-game week in which he paced the Longhorns in 10 offensive categories and aided Texas in earning a three-game sweep of No. 5 Stanford with a pair of inside-the-park home runs, University of Texas sophomore outfielder Drew Stubbs (Atlanta, Texas) was selected as a Player of the Week by the Big 12, Collegiate Baseball and the National College Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) on Tuesday, Feb. 22.
Notably, the Phillips 66 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honor as well as the Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger and NCBWA/Pro-Line Cap National Player of the Week laurels mark the first of Stubbs' career.
Over Texas' four wins last week, Stubbs not only hit .556 with four home runs, six runs scored, a pair of steals and 11 RBI, but also connected on inside-the-park home runs in consecutive games against the Cardinal on Feb. 19 and Feb. 20. In fact, while he became the first Longhorns player to record an inside-the-park round-tripper since Omar Quintanilla versus Arizona on March 9, 2003, his feat during the series finale against Stanford came in the bottom of the ninth inning to open the frame and lifted Texas to a 5-4 victory.
Additionally, Stubbs batted .875 and .833, respectively, with runners on base and in scoring position for the week and accounted for the game-winning RBI in UT's final two wins over the Cardinal with his inside-the-park home runs. He also notched the first multi-home run game of his career against Stanford on Feb. 19 and posted multi-hit efforts in all four of Texas' games over the past week to extend his current hitting streak to 11 games.
A 2005 Preseason All-American, Stubbs presently headlines the Longhorns in 13 offensive categories, including batting average (.449), hits (22), home runs (4), RBI (13) and stolen bases (5).