Bears return 20 letterwinners from 2012 Big 12 Championship team
Two-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2012, Spring 2013)
2013 Big 12 Academic All-Rookie Team
2013 (Fr.) 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 (Spring 2013).
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.
Full name is Matthew James Menard ... Born Nov. 12, 1993, in Port Arthur, Texas ... Son of Glen and Jan Menard ... Business major.