2005 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
Senior - Redshirt (2005)
Sat out the entire 2005 season due to NCAA rules after transferring from Sam Houston State.
Sam Houston State
Spent the 2004 season at Sam Houston State for head coach Chris Rupp before transferring to UH... Appeared in 29 games with 21 starts with two doubles and a pair of home runs during that time... Batted 2-for-4 with an RBI against Texas-Pan American in the season opener... Went 2-for-3 with two runs against Baylor.
San Jacinto Junior College
Played during the 2002 and 2003 seasons at San Jacinto Junior College for head coach Tom Arrington... Honored as a Region XIV All-Star and member of the All--Conference team in 2002 as a freshman... Recognized as an Academic All-American.
St. Thomas High School
Lettered for head coach Jim Connor at St. Thomas High... Helped lead team to a 25-3 record and the state championship as a senior... Also played for the Pasadena Stars under head coach John Ruiz... Earned All-District and All-State honors during his prep career... Was a member of the St. Thomas football team as a safety... Earned All-State First-Team honors following his final three prep seasons.
Full name is Joshua Aranda... Born on Jan. 28, 1983 in Houston... Son of Lionel and Cynthia Aranda... Twin brother Jeremy is also a member of the Cougar Baseball team... Younger of the two brothers by about a minute... Majoring in nutrition... Also recruited by Houston Baptist.