2011 All-Big 12 Baseball Awards Announced
Courtesy: Big12Sports.com
          Release: 05/24/2011
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Tyler Naquin (Texas A&M) and Taylor Jungmann (Texas) highlight the 2011 edition of the Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Baseball Awards. Naquin has earned Player of the Year honors, while Jungmann was the unanimous choice for Pitcher of the Year. Erich Weiss (Texas) and Zach Johnson (Oklahoma State) garner Freshman and Newcomer of the Year honors, respectively. Augie Garrido (Texas) and Rob Childress (Texas A&M) share Coach of the Year accolades.

The official All-Big 12 awards are selected by the league's head coaches, who are not allowed to vote for their own players.

This marks the third overall Player of the Year honor for the Aggies (Jose Duran, 2008 and Jason Tyner, 1998) while this is the sixth Pitcher of the Year recognition for the Longhorns (2010, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2002). Naquin and Jungmann are also unanimous All-Big 12 First Team selections.

Naquin leads the Big 12 in overall batting average on the season (.392) and paces the Conference with a .404 clip in league play. The sophomore's 85 hits are best in the league while his 54 runs scored are also tops in the Big 12. The sophomore, who batted just .244 in his rookie campaign last season, compiled the league's longest hitting streak of 2011, piecing together a 27-game hit streak from March 30-May 14. Naquin's incredible streak left him second in the Texas A&M record books for the longest ever, just one behind R.J. Englert, who set the school record by hitting in 28 consecutive games in 1972. The Spring, Texas, native also held a streak of reaching base in 39-straight games. In Big 12 action, he also led the circuit in hits (42), runs scored (26) and was second with a .488 on-base percentage.



Jungmann is a perfect 12-0 on the season, leading the league in overall wins, ERA (0.95), strikeouts (109), opponent batting average (.167) and innings pitched (113.2). The junior has three shutouts and four complete games.  His 14-straight victories dating back to the 2010 postseason mark the second-longest active win streak in the nation. The Longhorns are in the race to record the nation's best ERA for the second-straight season while Jungmann has paced the NCAA in wins this season. He is a three-time 2011 Phillips 66 Big 12 Pitcher of the Week and is also a quarterfinalist for the 2011 Pitcher of the Year award. In the last six starts of the regular season, Jungmann allowed just four earned runs over 49 innings

In his first season in the Big 12 Conference, Johnson ranks third in the league with a .354 batting average after starting all 54 regular season games for the Cowboys. The transfer from Ohlone JC ranks second in home runs (11), second in RBI (56), third in runs scored (48), third in doubles (20), third in triples (six) and fifth in hits (72). Johnson is part of 18 newcomers on the Cowboys' roster this season. He joins Tyler Mach (2006) as OSU's only other Newcomer of the Year recipient.

Weiss finished the 2011 regular season campaign with the second-best batting average in the league at .370. In his rookie year, he posted the highest on-base percentage in the Conference with a .509 mark. The Brenham, Texas, native earned Newcomer of the Week honors on two occasions. He was a unanimous selection to the league's inaugural All-Freshman Team.

Garrido and Childress both guided their respective squads to 19-8 league records to share the Big 12's regular-season title. Garrido claims his sixth overall Coach of the Year accolade (2010, '07, '06, '04, '02) while Childress was awarded his second (2008). This marks just the second time Co-Coaches of the year have been honored (2007).

2011 ALL-BIG 12 BASEBALL AWARDS
Player of the Year: Tyler Naquin, Texas A&M, So.
Pitcher of the Year: Taylor Jungmann, Texas, Jr.*
Newcomer of the Year: Zach Johnson, Oklahoma State, Jr.
Freshman of the Year: Erich Weiss, Texas, Fr.
Co-Coaches of the Year: Augie Garrido, Texas; Rob Childress, Texas A&M

ALL-BIG 12 FIRST TEAM

Name, School Pos. Cl. Hometown/Previous School
Cody Asche, Nebraska INF Jr. O’Fallon, Mo./Fort Zumwalt West
Garrett Buechele, Oklahoma INF Jr. Arlington, Texas/Lamar
Brandon Loy, Texas INF Jr. Rowlett, Texas/Rowlett
Max Muncy, Baylor INF So. Keller, Texas/ Keller
Erich Weiss, Texas INF Fr. Brenham, Texas/Brenham
Tyler Ogle, Oklahoma C Jr. San Antonio, Texas/Canyon
Barrett Barnes, Texas Tech OF So. Sugarland, Texas/Fort Bend Austin
Krey Bratsen, Texas A&M OF Fr. Bryan Texas/Bryan
Tyler Naquin, Texas A&M* OF So. Spring, Texas/Klein Collins
Dane Phillips, Oklahoma State DH So. Nacogdoches, Texas/Central Heights
David Paiz, Texas Tech UTL Fr. Austin, Texas/Anderson
Brooks Pinckard, Baylor* UTL Jr. Buda, Texas/Hays
Taylor Jungmann, Texas* SP Jr. Temple, Texas/Georgetown
Michael Rocha, Oklahoma SP Sr. Buda, Texas/Hays  
Ross Stripling, Texas A&M SP Jr. Southlake, Texas/Southlake  
James Allen, Kansas State RP Jr. St. Charles, Mo./Francis Howell
Corey Knebel, Texas RP Fr. Georgetown, Texas/Georgetown


ALL-BIG 12 SECOND TEAM
Name, School Pos. Cl. Hometown/Previous School
Zach Johnson, Oklahoma State INF Jr. San Ramonm Calif./Ohlone JC
Jason King, Kansas State INF Jr. Dublin, Ohio/Jerome
Cameron Seitzer, Oklahoma INF Jr. Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley West
Tant Shepherd, Texas INF Sr. Flower Mound, Texas/Flower Mound
Kelby Tomlinson, Texas Tech INF Jr. Elgin, Okla./Seward County CC
Jared Womack, Oklahoma State C Jr. Tampa, Fla./Ranger JC
Jared King, Kansas State OF Fr. Dublin. Ohio/Jerome
>Casey Johnson, Oklahoma OF Sr. Mesquite, Texas/Mesquite
Jimmy Waters, Kansas OF Sr. Council Bluffs, Iowa/Lewis Central
Jonah Schmidt, Missouri DH Sr. St. Louis, Mo. Chaminade Prep
Gabe Weidenaar, Oklahoma State UTL Jr. Bozeman, Mont./College of Southern Nevada
John Stilson, Texas A&M SP Jr. Texarkana, Texas/Texarkana College
Logan Verrett, Baylor SP Jr. Corpus Christi, Texas/Calallen
Michael Wacha, Texas A&M SP So. Texarkana, Texas/Pleasant Grove
Casey Hauptman, Nebraska RP Sr. Omaha, Neb./Millard South
John Neely, Texas Tech RP Jr. Sugarland, Texas/North Central Texas College


HONORABLE MENTION
Kansas: Casey Lytle, OF, Sr.; T.J. Walz, SP, Sr.
Kansas State: Nick Martini, OF, Jr.Missouri: Blake Brown, OF, So.; Phil McCormick, RP, Sr.
Nebraska: Kash Kalkowski, OF, So.
Oklahoma: Evan Mistich, DH, Jr.; Dillon Overton, SP, Fr.; Burch Smith, SP, Jr.
Oklahoma State: Davis Duren, INF, Sr.; Mark Ginther, INF, Jr.; Chris Marlowe, RP, Jr.; Brad Propst, SP, Sr.; Devin Shines, OF, Jr.; Mike Strong, SP, Jr.
Texas: Cole Green, SP, Sr.; Paul Montalbano, OF, Sr.
Texas A&M: Kevin Gonzalez, C, Jr.; Jacob House, INF, Jr.; Kenny Jackson, INF, Sr..;Matt Juengel, DH, Jr.; Adam Smith, INF, Jr.
Texas Tech: Bo Altobelli, C, So.; Jamodrick McGruder, INF, So.; Reid Redman, INF, Jr.


ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Name, School Pos. Hometown/Previous School
Krey Bratsen, Texas A&M* OF Bryan Texas/Bryan
Charlie Curl, Texas A&M INF Amarillo, Texas/Tascosa
Ka’iana Eldredge, Kansas INF Honolulu, Hawaii/Punahou
Jacob Felts, Texas C Orange, Texas/Orangefield
Jordan John, Oklahoma LHP Corpus Christi, Texas/Calallen
Jared King, Kansas State OF Dublin, Ohio/Jerome
Corey Knebel, Texas* RHP Georgetown, Texas/Georgetown
Trey Masek, Texas Tech RHP Giddings, Texas/Giddings
Dillon Overton, Oklahoma LHP Weatherford, Okla./Weatherford
David Paiz, Texas Tech* UTL Austin, Texas/Anderson
Mark Payton, Texas OF Orland Park, Ill./St. Rita
Erich Weiss, Texas* INF Brenham, Texas/Brenham
Rob Zastryzny, Missouri LHP Corpus Christi, Texas/ Calallen
Ties in voting created a 13-man All-Freshman Team
* Unanimous selection

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