Seven Longhorns earn Academic All-Big 12 Baseball honors
May 18, 2010
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas Longhorns had seven athletes named to the 2010 Academic All-Big 12 Baseball Team the league announced on Tuesday.
Sophomore Taylor Jungmann, junior Stayton Thomas and seniors Kyle Lusson and Russell Moldenhauer all earned first-team recognition. Juniors Kendal Carrillo and sophomores Kevin Lusson and Andrew McKirahan were named to the second-team.
The seven honorees ranked as the second-highest total in school history. The Longhorns boasted eight Academic All-Big 12 performers in 2008. Moldenhauer earned first-team honors for the third time and Thomas was also a repeat first-teamer, having earned the honor in 2009. The five other honorees were first-time award recipients.
A total of 69 student-athletes were named to the Academic All-Big 12 Baseball Team, including 43 first-teamers.
Nominated by each institution's director of student-athlete support services and the media relations offices, the baseball academic all-league squad consisted of 43 first team members combined with 26 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.