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|
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.
|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|
* Unanimous selection