Texas Tech sophomore named Big 12 Baseball Player of the Week

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