Texas Baseball second baseman Kody Clemens was named the NCAA Division-I Co-Player of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association, becoming the first player in Texas history to win the honor.
The ABCA Players of the Year, which now include a pitcher and a position player are selected in nine divisions and are chosen by the ABCA All-America committees in each respective division. Only ABCA/Rawlings First-Team All-America selections are eligible for Player of the Year honors.
The junior is the second Big 12 player to earn the honor, joining Nebraska’s Alex Gordon who won the award in 2005.
Clemens, who led the Longhorns to the College World Series for the first time since 2014, finished the season with a .351/.444/.726 line to go along with 24 home runs, second-most in the country.