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Texas Tech Baseball Player Jamodrick McGruder Receives All-America Honors

A Texas Tech baseball player has been named to an All-American team.

Red Raider junior second baseman Jamodrick McGruder has been named a 2012 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association third team All-America Selection.

The publication announced the honor for the Mesquite, Texas native, and he is one of three second basemen in the country honored.

McGruder is the 31st All-America selection in Texas Tech history, and is the first Tech infielder to receive All-American recognition since short stop Cameron Blair in 2005. Overall, McGruder is the fourth second basemen in Tech history to be named All-American.

McGruder led the Big 12 in 10 statistical categories this season while batting .358, and is an All-Big 12 first team selection and a semifinalist for the Dick Howser trophy.

He was a ninth-round Major League Baseball draft pick by the Seattle Mariners, while recently agreeing to terms with the Mariners organization to begin his professional career.

The second baseman also became the first player in Tech history to lead the team in stolen bases and triples in three consecutive seasons.

Six other Big 12 players earned All-America honors from the NCBWA as well.

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