16 Former Mavericks Played Affiliated Pro Baseball in 2016
UT Arlington baseball has high expectations from an experienced group of infielders.
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Recognition is for spring sports, plus freshmen and transfers for the 2012-13 academic year.
Student-athletes were recognized for the accomplishments in the classroom and in the community.
- Named second-team All-Southland Conference
- Member of the pre-season All-Southland Conference team
- Was the only player on the club to start and play in all 61 games
- Led the team in batting average (.360), runs (56), hits (90), and was second on the team in total bases with 102
- Had a .417 on-base percentage to rank second on the team
- Topped the SLC in hits and runs scored
- Went 8-for-11 (.727) with six runs scored in the three games in the SLC tournament
- Was 4-for-4, including a triple, withfour runs scored and two RBI in the SLC championship game
- Had a team-high 29 multi-hit games, which included an amazing stretch of 10 consecutive games
- Went 34-for-71 during the streak
- Was 4-for-4 with three runs and three RBI on Mar. 31 against Central Arkansas
- Had a 17-game hitting streak and hit safely in 48 of 59 games
- Became the fourth UT Arlington player to be named Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American team (Preston Beck in 2011, Michael Choice in 2008 and Darrell Preston in 2001 are the others)
- Led team with 43 runs and 37 RBI
- Ranked second in the Mavericks in batting average (.322), hits (76), doubles (13), stolen bases (11) and on-base percentage (.387)
- Started every game and was the leadoff batter for most of the season while playing and starting in all 56 games
- Led the Mavericks in multi RBI games with 10, game tying RBI with four, two-out RBI with 16, infield base hits with 18, bunts with six and multiple RBI games with 10
- Finished the season with 11 stolen bases and a slugging percentage of .377
- Named second base honorable mention
- Went four for five with three runs and one RBI against Missouri State (2/26)
- Went four for five with three runs, two doubles and four RBI against Wichita State (3/06)
- A two-year varsity letterwinner at Arlington Martin High School for head coach Curt Culbertson
- Named first-team All-District shortstop
- Batted .444 as a senior and .513 as a junior
- Played for the Arlington A's in the Premier Baseball Champions League
- Son of Dean and Tammy Walker
- Born March 26, 1992
- Biology major
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