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Matt  Menard

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bridge City, Texas

High School:
Bridge City HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 210

Position:
C

Experience:
3L

B/T:
R/R

02/26/2013

Baseball Walks Off with 5-4 Win over No. 29 Pepperdine

Toth delivers game-winning hit to complete four-run comeback

01/25/2013

No. 23 Baseball Begins Spring Practice

Bears return 20 letterwinners from 2012 Big 12 Championship team

05/13/2016

Baylor Baseball vs TCU - 05/13/2016

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04/16/2016

Baylor Baseball vs. Oklahoma State - 04/16/2016

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04/06/2016

Baylor Baseball vs Wofford - 04/06/2016

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04/03/2016

Baylor Baseball vs. Kansas - 04/03/2016

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03/29/2016

Baylor Baseball vs. University of Texas at San Antonio

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CAREER HONORS
• 2016 All-Big 12 honorable mention
• 2016 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
• 2015 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
• 2014 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
• Big 12 Co-Newcomer of the Week for April 14, 2014
• 2013 Big 12 Academic All-Rookie Team
• Six-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2012-15, Spring 2013, 2016)

2016 (JUNIOR)
Made 41 starts in 44 appearances at catcher and first base … All-Big 12 honorable mention … Academic All-Big 12 first team … 1 of 43 semifinalists for Gregg Olson Award (breakout player) … 1 of 74 players on Johnny Bench Award watch list (nation’s top catcher) … Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (fall 2015, spring 2016) … Ranks second all-time at Baylor in career runners caught stealing (28) … Notched 12 multi-hit, five multi-run and five multi-RBI games … Posted career highs in average (.309), at-bats (152), runs (28), hits (47), doubles (11), home runs (6) and RBI (25) … Tallied team-high average and slugging percentage (.500) … Tied for second in homers, walks (16), and doubles … Tied for third in home runs (5) in conference games among all Big-12 batters … Had career-best 14-game on-base and 10-game hit streaks … Hit first six career home runs at Houston (3/4) at Oklahoma (4/8 and 4/10), at Kansas State (4/23 and 4/24) and vs. TCU (5/15) … Knocked career-high two doubles vs. Stony Brook (2/28), vs. Lamar (4/13) and vs. TCU (5/14) … Scored career-high three runs vs. Stony Brook (2/27) … Tied career high with three hits vs. Stony Brook (2/27), at Kansas State (4/23) and vs. TCU (5/14) … Tied career high with three RBI vs. TCU (5/14).

2015 (SOPHOMORE)
Made 31 starts in 40 appearances at catcher ... Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (fall 2015) ... First-team Academic All-Big 12 ... Holds 15th-highest fielding percentage all-time at Baylor (.989) ... Holds 20th-lowest stolen base against percentage all-time at Baylor (.769) ... Had two four-game hitting streaks ... Reached base safely in four straight games ... Had three multi-RBI games ... Had eight multi-hit games ... Set career highs in RBI (15) and batting average (.245) ... Ranked second on team in putouts (194) ... Went 2-for-3 with three RBI vs. Oklahoma (3/28) ... Went 2-for-5 with one run, one RBI and double vs. Texas State (4/2) ... Went 1-for-3 with two RBI, triple and walk vs. Kansas State (4/24).

2014 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN)
Made 43 starts at catcher in 48 total appearances ... 2014 Academic All-Big 12 first team ... Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (fall 2013) ... Tied for first on team in doubles with nine ... Went 2-for-4 with one RBI and one run scored against Austin Peay (2/22) ... Went 2-for-4 with one double, one RBI and one run scored against No. 3 Cal State Fullerton (3/9) ... Went 3-for-4 with two doubles and one run scored versus No. 23 Texas Tech (3/15) ... Went 2-for-3 with one RBI and one run scored against Houston Baptist (3/18) ... Went 2-for-4 with one double and one triple and two runs scored against Incarnate Word (4/1) ... Had four-game hitting streak between from March 23 to April 1 ... Big 12 Co-Newcomer of the Week (4/14) after hitting .400 with two RBI in three games vs. Dallas Baptist (4/11-4/13).

2013 (FRESHMAN)
Played in nine games with one start as designated hitter ... Ended the season with one hit, one RBI and two strikeouts in seven plate appearances ... First career hit and RBI came against Pepperdine (Feb. 26) ... Had season cut short due to injury and did not appear in any games after March 6th ... Named to inaugural Big 12 Academic All-Rookie Team ... Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (fall 2012, spring 2013).

HIGH SCHOOL
Caught for coach Chad Landry at Bridge City (Texas) High School ... Four-year letterwinner ... Led team to 25-3 record in 2012 ... Helped team to four consecutive District 21-3A championships and regional semifinal appearances ... 2010 All-District Defensive MVP and 2011 All-District Offensive MVP ... Ranked 332nd nationally and 39th in Texas by Perfect Game in 2012 ... Batted .411 with .790 slugging percentage in 2011 ... Also lettered two years in track and four in football ... 2011 District 21-3A MVP (football) as quarterback ... Holds Bridge City record for career all-purpose yards ... Member of National Honor Society and Student Council ... Graduated seventh in class with Magna Cum Laude Honors.

PERSONAL
Full name is Matthew James Menard ... Born Nov. 12, 1993, in Port Arthur, Texas ... Son of Glen and Jan Menard ... Business major.

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