Prior to UTA: Comes to UTA after hitting .381 with four home runs and 17 RBI at New Mexico Junior College...named to the Texas/New Mexico junior college all-star team as a freshman ...earned distinguished academic all-America honors as a sophomore...member of the President's List...was an all-district and all-area player at Mansfield HS...hit .476 with three home runs as a senior...named to the Sports Zone all-star team ...recipient of the National Student Athlete award...member of Who's Who in American High School Athletics...graduated Magna Cum Laude...member of National Honor Society...scholar athlete ...received UIL Scholar award.
Personal: Son of Paulette and Ric Batten...born Oct. 13, 1983...a kinesiology major at UTA.
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