2005-06 Conference USA Academic Medal
2005-06 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
Finished fourth on the team in batting average (.315) and home runs (7)... Ranked second with three triples... Led all UH defenders with 325 putouts... Was the Cougars' leading performer in the classroom, earning the C-USA Academic Medal for a grade-point average of 3.75 or higher... Started in his Cougar debut during the Cougars' season-opening win over Texas-San Antonio... Went 1-for-4 with a run and double against the Roadrunners... Went 1-for-2 with a triple and RBI against No. 21 TCU during the Houston College Classic... Lifted a pinch-hit single at No. 23 Arizona State late in the series finale... Scored two runs against Northwestern State... Went 2-for-4 with an opposite-field home run at Lamar... Laced a pinch hit in his only plate appearance against Lamar... Gave the Cougars some insurance runs with a two-out, two-run single against No. 18 Baylor... Finished the night 3-for-4 with two RBIs against the Bears... Laced a pinch-hit single in the second game of the San Diego series... Went 2-for-3 with a run and two-run triple in the Marshall series opener... Blasted two home runs in the series opener against No. 18 Tulane... Batted 3-for-5 with two RBIs at McNeese State... Batted 3-for-6 with two runs, three doubles and four RBIs in the series opener at No. 22 Southern Miss... Tied a school single-game record with three doubles against the Golden Eagles... Went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in the USM series finale... Launched a solo home run and scored another run at Texas A&M... Launched a solo homer in the middle game of the Memphis series... Went 2-for-5 with a run and double in the Memphis finale... Batted 2-for-4 with a run at Stephen F. Austin... Went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a towering home run off the scoreboard at Cougar Field during the series fianle against UCF... Knocked in the Cougars' first run with an RBI-triple to the wall at No. 1 Rice in the series opener. C-USA Tournament: Went 2-for-5 with a run and RBI against Marshall... Batted 2-for-4 with a run against No. 11 Tulane to help lead the Cougars into the championship game.
BLINN JUNIOR COLLEGE
Competed in the Texas-New Mexico Junior College All-Star Game. Sophomore (2005): Started all but one game while batting .328 with three home runs and 37 RBIs... Finished second among all Buccaneer sluggers with 13 doubles and 41 runs scored and led all players with 39 walks... Honored as the team's Defensive Most Valuable Player after making only two errors in the field... Received the James H. Atkinson Cup, given to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average. Freshman (2004): Named to the NJCAA Division I All-Region Team for the Southern District... Honored as the Defensive Player of the Year for the Southern District... Was the only player to play in all 57 games for the Buccaneers... Finished fourth on the team with a .347 batting average and was second with 60 RBIs... Also blasted six home runs with 20 doubles.
CUERO HIGH SCHOOL
Lettered for head coach Jerry Pyles... Helped lead team to a pair of Regional quarterfinal appearances... Was a three-time All-District 29-3A and All-Area performer from 2001-03... Played in the Texas High School All-Star Game as a senior.... Also played football as a offensive and defensive tackle and basketball as a post player.... Graduated seventh in a class of 169.. Member of Who's Who Among American High School Student and was treasurer of the National Honor Society.
Full name is Joshua Ryan Stirneman... Born on May 25, 1985, in Cuero, Texas... Son of Robert and Lynn Stirneman... Majoring in business management/marketing... Also was recruited by Southern Miss and Texas State.
Runs: 2, done four times; Most recently vs. UCF (May 5, 2006)
Hits: 3, vs. Baylor (March 14, 2006)
RBIs: 2, done six times; Most recently vs. UCF (May 7, 2006)
Doubles: 3, at Southern Miss (April 14, 2006)
Home Runs: 2, vs. Tulane (April 7, 2006)
Hitting Streak: 8 games (March 7-26, 2006)