The Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation has announced the finalists for the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award for the 2018 season.
“We are extremely excited to name these outstanding young men as finalists,” said Tracy Taylor, Executive Director of the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation and Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award. “Each of these student-athletes had a great year at the plate and are even better representatives of their programs and schools.”
Kody Clemens, Jr. – University of Texas. Kody was named the Big 12 Player Of The Year while leading the league in homers (19, 7th nationally), total bases and slugging percentage. UT will host an NCAA Regional this weekend. Kody is a Communications major who is described as “a fierce competitor who takes pride in his leadership both on and off the field”.
Devlin Granberg, Sr – Dallas Baptist University. Devlin was named the Missouri Valley Conference Hitter of the year after leading the league in virtually every offensive category. His .426 average led the MVC and ranked him third nationally. Delvin will lead the Patriots into the Arkansas Regional in Fayetteville. Devlin is a Kinesiology major who carries a 4.0 GPA.
Josh Jung, Soph. – Texas Tech University. Josh led the Big 12 in batting average (.381), runs (63) and RBI (73, 5th nationally). He was a first team, All-Big 12 performer following a freshman of the year campaign in 2017. Tech will host an NCAA Regional. Josh is a Communications major who was on the Dean’s List in the fall.
The Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award takes into account Performance at the plate, Academics and Personal Integrity in evaluating D1 baseball players in the state of Texas. This year 34 players from 20 universities were nominated by their programs to be considered for the award.