Rupp and Jungmann Named MVPs At Team’s Award Banquet
AUSTIN, Texas – Taylor Jungmann and Cameron Rupp were named the Texas Baseball Most Valuable Pitcher and Most Valuable Player, respectively, at the Longhorns’ 2009
Baseball Awards Banquet on Sunday afternoon.
Jungmann was 11-3 with a 2.00 ERA and 101 strikeouts in 94.1 innings. He was instrumental in the Longhorns’ postseason run, going 4-0 with a 0.42 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 21.1 innings in Super Regional and College World Series action. Jungmann was tabbed a Freshman All-American and earned College World Series All-Tournament Team status.
Rupp led the Longhorns with 11 doubles and 46 RBI on the season. He hit .292 and added 46 runs and 13 doubles as the Horns’ starting catcher. Rupp hit .370 with eight runs, three doubles, three home runs and eight RBI in 12 NCAA postseason games. He earned College World Series All-Tournament honors and was named All-Big 12 honorable mention.
Connor Rowe was tabbed the Lowe’s Most Improved Player. Rowe hit .277 with seven doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 40 RBI. He provided College World Series heroics, hitting the game winning walk-off home run against Arizona State to send the Longhorns to the championship series.
Travis Tucker earned the Team Captain Award. He hit .297 with a team-high 52 runs, 12 doubles, two triples, 30 RBI and 13 stolen bases as the Longhorns’ starting second baseman. Tucker remains on the squad as a student assistant following his three-year playing career.
Keith Shinaberry was voted by the players as the Teammate of the Year. Shinaberry was a four-year member of the Horns and was 1-0 with a 2.53 ERA as a senior.
The UT Athletics Student Services issued three awards for academic accomplishment. Shinaberry earned the Student Services Most Inspired Academic Performance Award, Russell Moldenhauer garnered the Academic Achievement Award and Stayton Thomas earned the Longhorn Academic Spirit Award.
The banquet concluded with the squad being presented with their College World Series runner-up rings.
More Longhorns Notes
- Texas downed Texas State 9-7 on Sunday in a 14-inning exhibition game at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
- Texas State was a 2009 NCAA Regional Team.
- The Longhorns scrimmaged Baylor last week as well. The two games count against the Longhorn’s 2010 56- game limit, so they will play a 54-game regular season.
- Tant Sheppard was 3-for-6 with a home run and five RBIs to lead Texas at the plate.
- Russell Moldenhauer homered as well. He homered vs. Baylor as well.
- Brandon Workman, Austin Dicharry and Cole Green each pitched two shutout innings.