|HONORS & AWARDS
|2017||American All-Academic Team|
|2017||American Player of the Week (Feb. 20)|
|2016||The American All-Academic Team|
Appeared in 55 games, making 48 starts...Was limited due to a knee injury...Hit .309 on the year with 59 hits, 40 RBI and 41 runs scored...Went 7-for-7 on the base paths...Hit 10 doubles, two triples and two home runs for a slugging percentage of .414...Belted the most memorable home run of the season -- a three-run, go-ahead, pinch-hit home run in Game 1 of the American Championship vs. Memphis (May 23)...Tallied 18 multi-hit games and 10 multi-RBI games on the year...Was named American Player of the Week after Opening Weekend as he went 9-for-12 (.750) with six RBI and two runs vs. Wake Forest and Nicholls State...All three games during Opening Weekend were three-hit games...Drove in a season-high four RBI twice on the year (vs. Wake Forest (Feb. 17) and vs. Cincinnati (May 19))...Belted first career home run in a win over UT Rio Grande Valley (Feb. 28)...Drove in three RBI with two hits in a win over Iowa (June 4) in the NCAA Houston Regional...Helped Houston to a regular-season and conference tournament championship title as well as the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Houston Regional.
Appeared in 19 games, making one start vs. George Washington (March 24) as a true freshman...Saw action primarily as a pinch hitter...Hit .300 with six hits, four runs and two RBI...Had one extra base hit -- a double...Went 2-for-2 off the bench at UConn (April 17)...Drove in a pair of RBI in a 1-for-2 effort vs. Tulane (May 20)...Had a pinch hit in the American Championship final vs. UConn (May 29).
Was a multi-sport athlete…Earned three varsity letters in baseball at Hardin Jefferson High School, one in football and one in track…Named a two-time First Team All-District selection in baseball…Played in the TASO All-Star Game in 2012…Named to the All-State Second Team as a catcher and to the SETX Super Gold Team in 2015…Hit .465 with two home runs, six triples and 19 stolen bases during senior season…Off the field, was a member of the National Honor Society and Student Council…Volunteered time during food drives and for his church.
Full name is Grayson James Padgett…Born October 13, 1996 in Houston…Calls Sour Lake, Texas home…Son of Stephanie (attended UH) and James Padgett...Has three sisters, Kathryne, Raegan, and Logan…Majoring in biology…Plans to pursue professional baseball.