Eight Longhorns earn Academic All-Big 12 Baseball honors
May 17, 2011
Seniors Ben Kaplan, Kendall Carrillo and Stayton Thomas, junior Taylor Jungmann and sophomore Josh Urban all earned Academic All-Big 12 Baseball First Team recognition. It marked the third-consecutive first-team honor for Thomas. Jungmann was a repeat first-teamer and Carrillo notched second-team notoriety in 2010.
The mark of eight honorees is tied for the highest total in school history. The Longhorns also boasted eight Academic All-Big 12 performers in 2008.
Nominated by each institution's director of student-athlete support services and the media relations offices, the baseball academic all-league squad consisted of 40 first team members combined with 21 on the second team. First-team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team are those who have a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.
To qualify student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters. All position players nominated must have participated in 60 percent of their team's scheduled contests, while pitchers are required to have at least one inning pitched per game played by the team or have appeared in 20 percent of their team's total games. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.