Texas redshirt freshman Zach Zubia was named the Big 12's Newcomer of the Week on Monday. (UT Athletics)

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After leading Longhorns to five wins, Zach Zubia earns first Big 12 award of Texas career

Posted April 9th, 2018

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For the first time in his collegiate career, Texas freshman Zach Zubia has been recognized by the Big 12 Conference.

Zubia was named the Big 12’s Newcomer of the Week on Monday. In five games last week, Zubia hit .368. A two-run homer helped UT build an early lead in Sunday’s 4-1 win over Baylor.

Last week, Texas went 5-0. The Longhorns swept Baylor over the weekend.

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Used primarily as UT’s designated hitter, Zubia is hitting .292 with six home runs and 28 RBIs this year. Zubia struck out when he was used as a pinch-hitter in Texas’ season opener. He, however, is currently riding a 33-game on-base streak for the 22-12 Longhorns.

Zubia joins Kody Clemens (player), Mason Hibbeler (newcomer) and Blair Henley and Nolan Kingham (pitchers) as Longhorns who have won one of the Big 12’s weekly awards this season. The only blemish in Zubia’s weekend appeared to occur on Sunday when television cameras caught him slipping in the dugout while he celebrated his home run.

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