2009 (Medical Redshirt)
Suffered a season-ending injury and received a medical redshirt after batting .238 (5-for-21) in 10 games with six starts at first base... tallied a pair of multi-hit games, including a 2-for-2 performance against then-No. 4 Texas (2/24)... member of the Capital One/Southland Conference 2009 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll... named to the UT Arlington Spring 2009 Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll.
Transferred to UT Arlington after playing one season at Howard College for head coach Britt Smith... helped guide Howard to a No. 2 NJCAA ranking during sophomore season... recorded a .381 batting average with seven doubles, two triples and 14 RBI in 2008.
A four-year varsity letterwinner at Southwest Christian Preparatory High School for Coach Rusty Beam... batted .358 with two home runs and posted an 8-3 record on the mound as a senior while earning first team All-State honors... named State Tournament Most Valuable Player and batted .431 with 47 RBI and a 10-0 record on the mound as a junior... started prep career by winning a the state championship as a freshman in 2003... also an All-District football athlete during sophomore and junior seasons.
Son of Mike Hopkins and Babby Newland... father, Mike, played baseball at Lubbock Christian, step-father, David Newland, played baseball at Texas Tech... born March 9, 1988... a pre-law/business major at UT Arlington.