June 12, 2007
HOUSTON - University of Houston redshirt freshman southpaw Wes Musick added another honor to his trophy case Tuesday afternoon when he was named to the 2007 Rivals.com Freshman All-America Second Team.
Less than a week ago, the Lufkin native was named to the 2007 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America Team as chosen by Collegiate Baseball.
Competing in his first collegiate season, Musick quickly established himself as the ace of the Cougar pitching staff. He led the Cougars in ERA (3.00), innings pitched (93.0), strikeouts (73) and opposing average (.246).
He twice struck out a career- and UH-season-best 10 batters in a game and was honored as the C-USA Pitcher of the Week on March 26 after accomplishing that feat for the second time at league rival UCF.
For his impressive achievements throughout the season, Musick earned a place on the All-Conference USA First Team. It was the first time since pitcher Brad Sullivan accomplished the feat in 2001 that a Cougar freshman was named to the league's postseason squad.
This marked the second straight season that a Cougar player was named a Freshman All-American. Catcher Luis Flores was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America and was a member of the Freshman First Team by the RosenblattReport.com in 2006.
Musick also became the 10th Freshman All-American in Cougar Baseball history, joining Flores, infielder Stuart Musslewhite (2002), outfielder Michael Bourn (2001), infielder Hyung Cho (2001), pitchers Austin Faught (2001), Gene Flores (2001) and Sullivan (2001), pitcher Bryan Harris (2000), infielder Jayme Sperring (1998) and pitcher Shane Nance (1997).