IRVING, Texas—Three members of the Texas A&M baseball team were named to the Academic All-Big 12 squads, the league office announced Thursday.
Senior Kyle Thebeau (Corpus Christi, Texas) and junior Travis Starling (Yoakum, Texas) earned first team honors, while sophomore Barret Loux (Houston, Texas) was named to the second team. Thebeau was named to the team for the third time while Starling and Loux made their first appearances.
Nominated by each institution's director of student-athlete support services and the media relations offices, the baseball academic all-league team consisted of 52 first team members combined with 19 on the second team. First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team are those who have a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.
To qualify student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters. All players nominated must have participated in 60 percent of their team's scheduled contests, while pitchers are required to have at least one inning pitched per game played by the team or have appeared in 20 percent of their team's total games. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.
Texas A&M concludes the regular season this weekend with a pivotal series at No. 13 Oklahoma. The opener is scheduled for Friday at 6:30 p.m. at L. Dale Mitchell Park in Norman, with games scheduled for Saturday (6:30 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.). Fans can listen to all the action on WTAW-AM 1620 or free of charge worldwide on radioaggieland.com and aggieathletics.com.
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