Cougars ranked among nation's Top 25 in D1Baseball.com's preseason poll
HONORS & AWARDS
The American All-Academic Team
NCAA Houston Regional All-Tournament Team
Second Team All-American Conference (P)
American Pitcher of the Week (May 4)
Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week (April 20)
American Pitcher of the Week (April 20)
American Weekly Honor Roll (April 13)
RS-JUNIOR (2014) Played an integral role in the Cougars' starting rotation, being named a Second Team All-Conference selection...Tied for the staff lead in wins with a 9-2 record...Made 19 appearances and 12 starts, mostly as Houston's Saturday weekend starter...Finished year with a 2.45 ERA and three complete games...Had two complete game shutouts and one combined shutout...Fanned 72 in a total of 95.1 innings...Held opponents to a .227 average...Lasted at least 6.0 innings in 10 of his 12 starts...Fanned 10 or more in three starts...Had a career-high 13 strikeouts in win over Cincinnati (April 18)...Notched two 10-strikeout performances vs. Rice in the NCAA Regional (May 31) and vs. Tulane (April 11)...Pitched first complete game shutout vs. Cincinnati, and was named National Player of the Week for that performance...Tallied second complete game shutout at Tulane (May 2)...Allowed a combined six hits in 14.0 innings in two wins vs. UConn (May 15) and vs. Memphis (May 23)...Didn't allow an earned run in first four appearances...Won seven of his last nine starts...Earned first win as a Cougar in an 8.0-inning relief effort at Sam Houston State (March 10), allowing just one run on two hits with five strikeouts... Helped Cougars to an American Athletic Conference title, their second consecutive 40-win season and to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament... Was part of a pitching staff that ranked first in the conference with a 2.89 ERA...Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 12th Round (No. 370) of the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
JUNIOR (2014) Earned a redshirt in 2014 after suffering season-ending injury...Did not make an appearance.
PREVIOUS SCHOOLS Played freshman season at the University of Hawaii at Manoa under Mike Trapasso...Notched a 3.06 ERA with three saves in 32.1 innings of work...Transferred to Orange Coast College for sophomore campaign under John Altobelli...Was 6-3 with one save and three complete games with a 2.38 ERA...In 75.2 innings, struck out 62
FRANCIS PARKER HIGH SCHOOL Was a four-year letterwinner for the Lancers under head coach Dave Glassey...Named to his High School's Hall of Fame...Senior year produced a 2.05 ERA with eight wins...Struck out 71 in just 65.0 innings of work...Held opposing hitters to a .192 clip...Led team to back-to-back League/Division Championships
PERSONAL Full name is Kyle Alexander Dowdy...Born February 3, 1993 in Escondido, Calif...Calls San Diego, Calif. home...Son of Debi and Earl Dowdy...Has an older brother, Evan...Majoring in kinesiology or sociology