2004 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2002 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
Appeared in 10 games with four consecutive starts against C-USA rivals Saint Louis, Cincinnati, East Carolina and Memphis... Finished fourth among Cougar hurlers with three pitching wins and held opponents to a .180 average... Pitched to a 1.96 ERA with three wins against C-USA opponents only... Threw one shutout inning of relief against the Blazer and started a double play on the first ball that he fielded... Made his collegiate debut at UAB in the series opener... Tossed two innings of shutout relief against Charlotte in the nightcap of a doubleheader... Allowed only two Billiken hits with three strikeouts in four innings of work on the way to his first win... Made his first career start at Saint Louis in the series finale... Struck out five with only one hit allowed in five shutout innings against Cincinnati in the series finale... Saw career-best 15.1 consecutive scoreless innings streak snapped in first inning at East Carolina in series finale... Allowed only one run off four this with three strikeouts in five innings of work against Memphis in the series finale.
GALVESTON JUNIOR COLLEGE
Competed during the 2003 season at Galveston Junior College before transferring to UH... Missed much of the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery... Appeared in only three games and struck out nine in 10.1 innings of work.
Sat out the entire season at the University of Houston with a redshirt.
SPRING WOODS HIGH SCHOOL
Was a four-year, starting letterwinner for head coach Charlie Maiorana... Helped lead the Tigers to three Regional quarterfinals as a pitcher and infielder... Three-time All-District 21-5A selection at Spring Woods High... Led the Houston area with 145 strikeouts as a junior... Voted Most Valuable Player by the Spring Branch/Memorial Sports Association in 2000... Named to the Preseason All-Greater Houston teams by the Houston Athletic Committee and the Houston Chronicle.
Full name is Austin Dee Sumerlin... Born on March 30, 1983, in Houston, Texas... Son of Mike and Rindy Sumerlin... Majoring in business... Also recruited by Rice.