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Gutierrez named Big 12 Co-player of the Week

Texas Tech senior Eric Gutierrez (Source: TTU Athletics) Texas Tech senior Eric Gutierrez (Source: TTU Athletics)

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LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech senior Eric Gutierrez was named the Big 12 Player of the Week for a conference record fifth time in his career Monday afternoon, the league office announced.

Gutierrez, who shared the accolade with Oklahoma State outfielder Corey Hassel, is the first player in conference history to garner five weekly awards in a career. He snapped the previous conference record that was set by Nebraska’s Ken Harvey during the 1999 season.

Gutierrez helped lead Tech to its seventh Big 12 series win of the season against West Virginia as he hit .455 (5-for-11) for the series with a home run and a pair of RBI. Gutierrez had a hit in all three games of the series  which pushed the Red Raiders to the 40-win mark for the 13th time in program history.

Gutierrez capped the series by going 3-for-5 on Saturday afternoon, marking his 19th multi-hit game of the season. He put together quite the Senior Day performance as he connected on his team-leading 12th home run of the season as well as a pair of singles.

His home run marked his seventh during Big 12 play which led all conference players at the conclusion of the regular season. He also led the league in RBI (23), total bases (62) and slugging percentage (.729) during conference action.

This is the second Big 12 weekly award for Gutierrez this season as he was previously named the conference’s top player on April 4. He is one of five Red Raiders to receive a weekly award this year, joining Michael Davis, Tanner Gardner, Stephen Smith and Davis Martin.

The Red Raiders begin play in the Big 12 Championship on Wednesday afternoon as Tech will face Kansas State in a 12:30 p.m. first pitch at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City. The game will air nationally on FOX College Sports.

Texas Tech Players Selected Big 12 Player of the Week:
2016 – 1B Eric Gutierrez (May 23)
2016 – 2B Michael Davis (April 11)
2016 – 1B Eric Gutierrez (April 4)
2016 – OF Tanner Gardner (March 21)
2016 – OF Stephen Smith (Feb. 22)
2015 - 2B Bryant Burleson (May 4)
2015 - 1B Eric Gutierrez (Feb. 16)
2014 - OF Adam Kirsch (May 19)
2014 - 1B Eric Gutierrez (Apr. 28)
2014 - 1B Eric Gutierrez (Apr. 14)
2011 - 1B Stephen Hagen (May 2)
2011 - 2B Jamodrick McGruder (Mar. 28)
2011 - 1B Stephen Hagen (Mar. 21)
2010 - 1B Barrett Barnes (Apr. 19)
2008 - OF Roger Kieschnick (May 19)
2008 - 1B Doug Thennis (Mar. 31)
2008 - OF Roger Kieschnick (Mar. 10)
2007 - OF Doug Thennis (Feb. 19)
2006 - OF Roger Kieschnick (May 16)
2005 - SS Cameron Blair (May 17)
2005 - SS Cameron Blair (Apr. 12)
2004 - SS Cameron Blair (May 4)
2004 - 1B Josh Brady (Apr. 13)
2004 - OF Madison Edwards (Mar. 23)
2004 - OF Michael Mask (Mar. 9)
2004 - 1B Josh Brady (Feb. 10)
2003 - 1B Christian Colonel (May 13)
2002 - OF Scooter Jordan (Mar. 18)
2001 - DH Austin Cranford (Apr. 23)
2000 - DH Chaz Eiguren (Feb. 28)
1999 - OF Jon Weber (Feb. 8)
1998 - C Josh Bard (Apr. 20)
1998 - C Josh Bard (Feb. 16)
1997 - 1B Joe Dillon (Apr. 7)
1997 - C Josh Bard (Mar. 31)

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