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Richard Cunningham 21
 

Richard  Cunningham

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Austin, Texas

High School:
Stephen F. Austin HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 195

Position:
OF

Experience:
2L

08/18/2017

6 Earn Degrees at August Commencement

Baylor student-athletes walked in graduation last Saturday

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
• 2018 Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award Watch List
• 2017 Big 12 Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year
• 2017 Big 12 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship
• 2017 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
• 2017 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
• 2016 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
• Six-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2014-17, Spring 2015-17)
• Four-time Dean's List (Fall 2014-15, Spring 2015, 2017)

2017 (Sophomore)
Played in 48 games with 45 starts in centerfield ... Program's first Big 12 Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... All-Big 12 honorable mention ... Academic All-Big 12 first team ... Big 12 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship honoree ... Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (spring 2017, fall 2017) ... Dean's List (spring 2017) ... Posted career highs in average (.306), hits (52), doubles (15), RBI (29), and tied career high with five home runs ... Registered 14 multi-hit games, 10 multi-RBI and five multi-run games ... Ended season on career-high 12-game hitting streak and season-long 12-game on-base streak from May 10-June 3 ... Tied career high with three doubles vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2/28) ... Tied career high with three hits vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2/28), vs. Prairie View A&M (5/10) and vs. Kansas State (10/18) ... Tied career high with three walks vs. South Alabama (2/26) ... Tied career high with four runs scored vs. Kansas State (5/18) ... Hit homers vs. Niagara (2/17), at No. 6 Texas Tech (4/9), at No. 7 TCU (4/22), at Oklahoma State (5/14) and vs. Kansas State (5/18).

2016 (redshirt Freshman)
Made 51 starts and 52 appearances in center field ... Academic All-Big 12 first team ... Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (fall 2015, spring 2016) ... Dean's List (fall 2015) ... Ranked 52nd in NCAA and second in Big 12 with five triples ... Had team-high in runs (40) ... Tied for first in fielding percentage (.992) ... Finished second on team in steals (3-for-4) and tied for second in walks (19) ... Had on-base streak of 15 games ... Had 14 multi-hit games ... Recorded first collegiate hit vs. Washington (2/19) ... Went 2-for-5 with his first collegiate home run, run, and multi-RBI game vs. Washington (2/20) ... Had season-high three walks vs. Stony Brook (2/26) ... Went 3-for-4 with three runs and eight RBI (one shy of school record set in 1998) with home run, triple, and walk vs. Stony Brook (2/27) ... Hit third homer of season at West Virginia (4/30) ... Posted eight multi-run, 14 multi-hit, eight multi-RBI and three multi-walk games.

2015 (Freshman)
Redshirted during 2015 season ... Dean's List (fall 2014, spring 2015, fall 2015) ... Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (fall 2014, spring 2015, fall 2015).

High School
Three-year letterwinner for coach Glenn Bacak at Stephen F. Austin High School ... Named a team captain for senior season ... 2014 Perfect Game All-Texas Region honorable mention ... All-District second team as a junior ... All-District first team (unanimous) as a sophomore ... Named team's Rookie of the Year as a freshman ... In first three seasons, has 39 singles, 30 steals, 24 doubles, 17 triples and five home runs ... Played travel ball in Premier Baseball League for Coach James Ellison in 2011 and 2013 ... Helped team go 34-1 in 2011 for a national championship ... Helped team go 40-8 in 2013 for a co-national championship.

Personal
Born on May 4, 1995 ... Son of Kyle and Betty Cunningham ... Brother, Michael, is captain of Santa Clara's rugby team ... National Honor Society member ... Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Three-time Academic All-District honoree ... Finance major.

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