Baylor baseball set a new program record for total All-Big 12 choices for a second straight year as they have had 10 or more honorees in seven straight seasons.
The Big 12 announced Tuesday Baylor baseball led the conference with 17 Academic All-Big 12 choices, including a league-best 13 first team honorees. In 2017, the program has 15 choices.
The Bears have had at least nine honorees in 10 straight seasons. In the league’s 22-year history, Baylor has earned 156 first team selections, which are 51 more than any other team in the league.
Cody Bradford was one of three in the conference with a 4.0 GPA and Richard Cunningham and Levi Gilcrease were two of four to earn first-team distinction for the third time.
First team members consist of players who have maintained a 3.2 or better GPA while the second team selections hold a 3.0 to 3.19 GPA.
Student-athletes must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 20 percent of their team’s scheduled contests.
The Bears’ first-team selections were Bradford, Cunningham, Gilcrease, Joe Heineman, Kyle Hill, Tucker Johnson, Ryan Leckich, Alex Phillips, T.J. Raguse, Andy Thomas, Cole Weaver, Davis Wendzel and Jimmy Winston.
Heineman, Hill Phillips, and Raguse garnered the honors for the second straight season, while Johnson, Leckich, Thomas, Weaver, Wendzel, and Winston were first-timers.
Baylor’s second team choices were Luke Boyd, Tucker Cascadden, Troy Montemayor and Drew Robertson.
Cascadden and Montemayor earned the honor for the second season in a row, while Boyd and Robertson picked up the awards for the first time.