Former Jacket Floyd honored for academics at Texas Tech

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Tyler Floyd is one of just 10 Division I players in the nation - the only one in the Big 12 - with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. || Courtesy Scott LeJeune via TexasTech.com

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(May 14, 2015) — For the first time in three years, Texas Tech has an academic all-district selection on its baseball team.

And it’s a Stephenville product.

Tyler Floyd, son of former SISD superintendent Dr. Darrell Floyd and Huckabay ISD superintendent Cheryl Floyd, was named to the Capital One Academic All-District 7 First-Team on May 7, and a week later, on Thursday, was also named Academic All-Big 12 First Team.

Tyler Floyd || Courtesy TexasTech.com
Tyler Floyd || Courtesy TexasTech.com

Floyd, a junior catcher, is the only baseball athlete in the Big 12 and one of just 10 Division I baseball players in the nation with a perfect 4.0 grade point average, according to a release from Texas Tech. He is an exercise and sports science major with a minor in personal financial planning.

Floyd and the Red Raiders are currently 29-20 on the season with a Big 12 record of 12-9. They reached the College World Series last year for the first time in school history. He has started 40 games behind the plate this season, and seen action in 46 of 49 total games. He hits .240 from the plate with a pair of home runs and six doubles with a slugging percentage of .339 and an on-base percentage of .372. He also has a .982 fielding percentage from behind the dish, and has assisted on 27 outs including catching runners stealing eight times.

At Stephenville, Floyd helped the Yellow Jackets reach the 4A Region I quarterfinals as a senior.


 

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