Texas Tech’s Josh Jung Wins 2019 Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award

The Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award (BBCSA) presented by SR Bats announced today that Texas Tech infielder Josh Jung has won the 2019 award.  Jung will be honored at a gala on November 5 at the Fort Worth Club.

“I am humbled and honored to be selected as the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award recipient for 2019,” said Josh Jung.  “I am proud to be recognized as a student-athlete and would like to congratulate the other finalists, who were equally deserving.  The award is special because it rewards not only the athlete, but includes high academic standards and personal integrity.  Thank you for the recognition.  I will uphold the morals, values, and ethics that are expected with this prestigious honor.”

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Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award Announces Finalists for 2019 Honor

Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger is presented by SR Bats

The Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award presented by SR Bats announced today the finalists for the 2019 award.  The four finalists are Texas Tech’s Josh Jung, Tulane’s Kody Hoese, New Mexico State’s Nick Gonzales and Texas Tech’s Cameron Warren.

The BBCSA, created by the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation, was open to nominations from all Division I baseball programs in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma.  The BBCSA originally had 30 players nominated for the award at the beginning of the season and added 18 players to its midseason watch list.  The award is based on performance at the plate, academics and personal integrity.

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Standout Big 12 Tournament Lands Watson Player of the Week Honors

watson-tcuTCU outfielder Josh Watson posted a .500 average (12-for-24) with 10 runs batted in to capture the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Player of the Week Award – Conference Tournament Edition. Watson had multiple hits in all five games playing against Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and Baylor as part of the Big 12 Tournament. Saturday against OSU, he had a four-hit game with three RBIs.

Overall for the season, Watson is batting .335 with 10 homers and 42 runs batted in. He currently ranks second all time at TCU for games played in a career. He is a senior who played high school baseball at Martin High School in Arlington.

The Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award is presented by SR Bats.
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Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award Adds 18 Players to Midseason Watch List

bbyf0926170071The Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award (BBCSA) announced today that 18 players have been added to the midseason Watch List for the 2019 award.  The BBCSA, created by the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation, was open to nominations from all Division I baseball programs in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma.  The award is based on performance at the plate, academics and personal integrity.

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Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award Unveils 2019 Watch List

Watch List Announcement
Michael Peck, chairman, selection committee speaks as TCU player Josh Watson is on the screen during the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award Watch List Announcement Monday night, February 11, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award (BBCSA) presented by SR Bats announced on Monday the players on its watch list for the 2019 college baseball season.

Click here to see the list

The award, created by the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation, was open to nominations from all Division I baseball programs in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and New Mexico.  This year’s watch list consists of 30 players representing 26 programs in the five states.  The BBCSA is based on performance at the plate, academics and personal integrity.

The BBCSA will announce finalists for the award in May.  The winner of the third annual Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award presented by SR Bats will be announced in June and honored at a gala in the fall.

Baylor’s Richard Cunningham, Texas A&M’s Braden Shewmake and Houston’s Joe Davis are the only players who have been on the BBCSA watch list for all three years of the award’s existence.  Two players on this year’s watch list, Texas Tech’s Josh Jung (2018) and A&M’s Shewmake (2017), were finalists for the award in the past.
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Bragan Award Partners with SR Bats, Expands to Regional Honor

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Tony Rodges (left)  and Scott Rodges (right) of SR Bats with Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award Executive Director Tracy Taylor (center)

The Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award (BBCSA) announced today that it has partnered with SR Bats in which the baseball bat company, based out of Keller, Texas, will become the presenter of the award.  Moving forward, the award will be known as the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award presented by SR Bats.

Click here to read coverage from the Fort Worth Business Press.

“We are very excited about our partnership with SR Bats, one of the premier bat makers in the country,” said Tracy Taylor, Executive Director of the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation and the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award.  “SR Bats is a great fit with the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award, not only from a baseball and strategic standpoint but also in sharing the same values as our founder and the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation.  Scott and Tony Rodges have put SR Bats on a great trajectory for success that is very similar to the growth and acceptance of Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award.  We have a great opportunity to continue to grow together.”

“We are thrilled to partner with the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award,” said Tony Rodges, CEO of SR Bats.  “We’ve already done some things together and I feel like we can help each other out quite a bit moving forward. The slogan at SR Bats is – Skillfully Crafted Designed For Glory.  That really sums up what we are all about.  We feel good about our future as well as the future of the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award.”

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Granberg Honored at Bragan Gala

1101 BBYFGranberg 2The second recipient of the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award was honored on Thursday night, Nov. 1 at the annual Bobby Bragan Gala at the Fort Worth Club.

Devlin Granberg, who won the award in his senior season with Dallas Baptist, received the trophy from Tracy Taylor, executive director of the Bragan Slugger Award and Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation.

Click here to read the Star-Telegram’s coverage of the gala and here to watch a segment on NBC 5

Granberg was drafted by the World Series champion Boston Red Sox in the June MLB draft.

The Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award was established in 2017.