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School Record 145 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees among Spring/At-Large Sports
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ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2017)
2017 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN)
Awards: Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten. Season: Made seven appearances in relief, pitching 3 2/3 innings. At No. 1 TCU (2/17): Made collegiate debut in season opener, getting an out and surrendering one hit in first career appearance. At Sacramento State (3/10): Pitched 2/3 of an inning in relief and gave up one run while earning first two career strikeouts. Ohio State (4/9): Made Big Ten debut allowing one run in one inning of work. Minnesota (5/7): Pitched a career-high 1 1/3 innings and did not allow a hit.
2015 CUBA TRIP/2016 (FRESHMAN)
Pitched a perfect inning of relief in the finale of the Cuba Baseball Friendship Tournament at Matanzas ... Did not make an appearance during the regular season.
Played baseball for Coach Nelson North at Gaither and travel team (SCORE International) coaches were Sam Morsonek and Myron Leslie ... Named All-Hillsborough County and selected to Tampa Bay All- Star Classic during senior year ... Graduated with a 5.4 GPA ... Compiled a 1.94 ERA with 58 strikeouts in 48 innings pitched as a junior ... Named 2014 All-Western Conference ... Recognized as the 2014 Gaither Pitcher of the Year ... Selected to the Perfect Game BCS Finals All-Tournament Team and the WWBA Championships All-Tournament Team.
Full name is Blake Houston Hodgens ... Born June 7, 1997 in Tampa, Fla. ... Parents are Bud and Jenna Hodgens ... Has one brother, Cody ... Mother, Jenna (Kline), swam at Penn State ... Father, Bud, played baseball and football at East Tennessee State ... Brother, Cody, plays football at Penn State ... Majoring in kinesiology.