Texas junior Kody Clemens has been named a finalist for the 2018 Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award, the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation announced this week.
Clemens is in the running for the award alongside Texas Tech’s Josh Jung and Dallas Baptist’s Devlin Granberg. The winner will be revealed in June.
According to a press release, the award “takes into account Performance at the plate, Academics and Personal Integrity in evaluating D1 baseball players in the state of Texas.” Thirty-four players from 20 universities were nominated for the honor.
Clemens leads Texas in batting average (.341), RBIs (61) and runs (53). His 19 home runs lead the Big 12 and are tied for the third-most in school history. Last week, Clemens was named the Big 12’s player of the year.
Clemens and the Longhorns will host a regional as the NCAA tournament gets underway this week. Texas (37-20) is set to host Texas Southern (27-26) on Friday. Texas A&M (39-20) and Indiana (38-17) will also participate in UT’s regional.
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