June 5, 2013
TUCSON, Ariz. – University of Houston Baseball freshmen Justin Montemayor and Kyle Survance were honored among the nation’s elite when named to the 2013 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Baseball Team, selected by Collegiate Baseball newspaper on Wednesday.
The duo was instrumental in the Cougars’ success, helping Houston post a 36-22 record and 13-11 mark in its final season in Conference USA, while breaking into the nation’s Top 30 for six weeks during the regular season.
Montemayor and Survance were two of six Conference USA student-athletes named to this prestigious list. Montemayor was one of just three first basemen honored.
The two became just the 14th and 15th Cougars ever to earn Freshman All-America honors and join a very impressive all-time Houston group following the conclusion of their debut seasons: Chase Dempsay (2008), Blake Kelso (2008), Wes Musick (2007), Luis Flores (2006), Stuart Musslewhite (2002), Michael Bourn (2001), Hyung Cho (2001), Austin Faught (2001), Gene Flores (2001), Brad Sullivan (2001), Bryan Harris (2000), Jayme Sperring (1998) and Shane Nance (1997).
Justin Montemayor – First Base
Austin, Texas | Anderson HS
C-USA Freshman of the Year … Second Team All-Conference … C-USA All-Freshman Team … C-USA Championship All-Tournament Team … C-USA Academic Medal … All-Silver Glove Series vs. Rice … C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll … C-USA Hitter of the Week (March 4) … Led Houston in average (.329), hits (73), runs scored (42), homeruns (3) … Started and played in all 58 games at first base … Ranked first in C-USA in chances (575), putouts (536), fourth in runs scored, fifth in hits and average and 10th in total bases … Slugged .432 with 27 RBI, 10 doubles, two triples … Led Houston with 22 multi-hit games … Had eight multi-RBI games …Went 4-for-4 with two RBI in C-USA Championship win over East Carolina … Belted a homerun in his first ever collegiate at-bat vs. Northeastern … Will begin 2014 with an active 15-game on base streak.
Kyle Survance – Outfield
Jersey Village, Texas | Jersey Village HS
Second Team All-Conference … C-USA All-Freshman Team … C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll … All-Silver Glove Series vs. Rice … Led Conference USA in stolen bases with 20 … Played in 51 games with 43 starts in the outfield … Hit .299 with 50 hits, four doubles, two triples and 20 RBI … Notched a 23-game on-base streak from April 7-May 23 … Recorded a hit during 21 of the 23 games during that span with a walk and a hit-by-pitch … Had five multi-stolen bases games … Had a career-best four hits and two RBI in win over UAB.
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