LUBBOCK, Texas – Three members of the No. 9 Texas Tech baseball team have been named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District First Team for their excellence in the classroom and on the diamond for the Red Raiders.
Junior infielder Josh Jung, senior infielder Cameron Warren and sophomore catcher Braxton Fulford are joined by nine other players on the CoSIDA District 7 First Team. With three selections, Texas Tech is the most represented school in District 7 and one of three Division I schools nationally with three student-athletes to receive a nod.
A Communications Studies major at Texas Tech, Jung is among the most talented all-around players in the country, hitting .355 for the season with nine home runs, 19 doubles, 49 RBI, 48 runs and 45 base on balls. The San Antonio native's recent move from third base to shortstop helped shore up the Red Raider defense and has helped guide Tech to 11 wins in their last 12 games. Jung's offensive numbers rank among the Big 12 leaders in hits (5th), runs scored (2nd), home runs (5th), doubles (T-1st), RBI (2nd), total bases (2nd), walks (1st), on base percentage (3rd) and slugging percentage (4th).
A Higher Education Administration graduate student at Texas Tech, Warren is the most feared slugger in the Big 12 with runners on base. The Midwest City, Okla., native leads the Big 12 in RBI (65) and total bases (117) and is second in home runs (13) and slugging percentage (.665). Warren, whose RBI total ranks fifth in the nation, provides a veteran presence for Texas Tech as the team's lone senior. Offensively, he leads the team in home runs, RBI and slugging.
A Finance major at Texas Tech, Fulford lists an impressive 3.92 cumulative GPA. The Lubbock, Texas, native has started 40 games behind the dish for the Red Raiders and has upped his batting average from .193 a year ago to .279 this season. Fulford's steady hand behind the plate has played a major role in allowing Texas Tech's talented pitching staff to improve its ERA from 4.48 last year to 4.17 this season. Fulford is sixth on the team in hits and runs scored with his offensive improvement making things even more difficult for opposing pitchers towards the bottom of the Tech lineup.
The 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Baseball Teams, selected by CoSIDA, recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The Google Cloud Academic All-America® program separately recognizes baseball and softball honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.
First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team (when selected) Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in June.
The Google Cloud Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed in links provided above and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada.
The Red Raiders have the weekend off for finals before returning to Rip Griffin Park on May 16-18 to close the regular season against TCU. For the latest on all things Texas Tech baseball, follow @TTU_Baseball on Twitter and Instagram.