Texas Tech sophomore Jamodrick McGruder has been named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Player of the Week, conference officials announced Monday.
It marks the second consecutive week that a Red Raider has been named the Big 12 Player of the Week, as first baseman Stephan Hagen was honored last Monday.
It marks the first time since 1997 – the first season of the Big 12 Conference – that Texas Tech players have been awarded Big 12 Player of the Week in back-to-back weeks.
McGruder, who is among the Big 12 leaders in nearly every offensive statistical category this season, continued his stellar sophomore season last week batting .500 (7-for-14) with three extra-base hits and a .650 on-base percentage and a .786 slugging percentage.
McGruder finished the week reaching base safely in 9-of-11 plate appearances.
He went 5-for-9 in Texas Tech's series victory over Nebraska. His top performance against the Huskers came in the middle game of the series going 3-for-4 with a triple, RBI and two walks. He finished the series going 1-for-2 with a double, run scored and two walks.
McGruder leads Texas Tech batting .389 (35-for-90) with 21 runs, three doubles, four triples, 19 RBI, 17 walks, 12 hit-by-pitch, a .511 slugging percentage and a .529 on-base percentage with 17-of-21 stolen bases.
Information from: Texas Tech Athletics