LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech baseball's Gabe Holt has been awarded Freshman All-America status by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, the outlet announced today.
It is the third consecutive year and the fifth time in six seasons the Red Raiders have been represented with a Freshman All-American by CBN, totaling eight honorees since 2013. Holt joins Eric Gutierrez (2013), Jarrard Poteete (2013), Dylan Dusek (2014), Stephen Smith (2014), Steven Gingery (2016), Davis Martin (2016) and Josh Jung (2017) as winners from the publication under head coach Tim Tadlock.
Holt, the Bonaire, Georgia, native has started all 59 games this season, totaling 83 hits, including 13 doubles, three triples and five homers. He also has 53 RBI and 63 runs to go with a 28-for-28 mark in stolen bases.
He's totaled 26 multi-hit games this season, which ranks second on the team, including seven games with three knocks. He also has 10 multi-RBI contests while producing the longest reached-base safely streak of the year, doing so in each of the first 29 games of the 2018 campaign.
Holt was honored earlier this season by the league coaches as Big 12 Freshman of the Year, the second-straight accolade by a Red Raider and sixth in school history. He also earned First Team All-Big 12 and was a unanimous selection to the All-Freshman squad.
Holt and the Red Raiders return to action on Saturday, June 9, at 2 p.m., for the start of the 2018 NCAA Lubbock Super Regional against Duke at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.