(June 15, 2017) The Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award announced today that Texas Tech infielder Hunter Hargrove has won the 2017 award. Hargrove will be honored at a gala on Sept. 26 at the Fort Worth Club in downtown Fort Worth.
Hargrove, a senior from Mansfield Texas, was the Co-Player of the Year in the Big 12 Conference. He led the league in doubles as well as total bases during the regular season. Hargrove led the Red Raiders with a .343 batting average this season. He also held the team’s top marks in hits (84), doubles (26) and runs (56), while driving in 51 RBIs. Hargrove helped lead Texas Tech to its second straight Big 12 title. He is also a two-time Academic All-Big 12 honoree who will graduate in December with a degree in Media Strategies from the College of Media & Communication.
“This means everything to me,” said Hargrove. “It’s great to be recognized for what I did on and off the field. A lot of the credit goes to my teammates and coaches. We had a really solid team this year that included a few seniors mixed in with some very talented younger players. I was lucky enough to put up some really good numbers this year and a lot of that was the fact my teammates were getting on base in front of me. I was fortunate enough to play every day. I gave it everything I had this season. It’s a blessing to win the Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award.”