Texas Tech Baseball Player Jamodrick McGruder Earns Third All-American Honor
A Texas Tech baseball player that was picked up by a major league team has received another honor.
Junior second baseman Jamodrick McGruder earned a third All-America Award, this time from CollegeBaseballInsider.com.
The group named the Mesquite, Texas native as second team All-America on Friday. McGruder has also received All-America honors from Baseball America and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
He is the first Red Raider to earn three All-America team honors since 2005, when shortstop Cameron Blair earned three awards. McGruder was also named as a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy, becoming the first Tech player since first baseman Josh Brady in 2004.
McGruder led the Big 12 in six offensive statistical categories in 2012, including triples, stolen bases, and on-base percentage, and is the first player in Tech history to lead the team in stolen bases and triples for three consecutive seasons.
He was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the ninth round in the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Players Draft, and finished his career at Texas Tech batting .325, with 139 runs, 15 doubles, 15 triples, 11 home runs, 88 RBI, and 110 walks.