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Matt McLaughlin

Position INF
Height 6'1''
Weight 190 lbs.
Class Junior
Hometown San Jose, Calif.
High School Leland

Honors and Awards

  • 2016 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • 2016 Forrest Hoglund Student-Athlete Award
  • 2015 & 2016 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
  • 2015 Big 12 All-Freshman Team
  • 2014-15 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team
  • 2015 Bob Allison KU Rookie of the Year Award recipient
  • Three-time Athletic Director’s and Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (4/6)

2016, Sophomore season
Made second-straight appearance on the All-Big 12 Honorable Mention Team … Named to Academic All-Big 12 First Team … Started all 56 games at shortstop … Batted .256 (53-207) with 22 RBIs and 36 runs scored … Tied for team high with seven sacrifice hits … Posted 15 multi-hit games … Made second-straight opening day start of his career at Little Rock (2/20) … Posted back-to-back multi-hit performances against then-No. 5 Oregon State (2/28) and Utah (2/29) … Tied a career-high two runs against Utah (2/29) … Belted KU’s first home run of the season vs. BYU (3/5) … Career-high six at bats against BYU (3/3) … Tied season-high two RBIs vs. North Dakota (3/11) … Drew career-high three walks against Purdue (3/12) … Notched career-high four hits vs. Murray State (3/16) … Tallied career-high four runs scored vs. Benedictine (3/30) … Boasted a multi-hit effort vs. Nebraska (4/27) at Kauffman Stadium …   Hit third-career home run at then-No. 19 Minnesota (5/3).

2015, Freshman season
2015 Big 12 All-Freshman Team … 2015 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention … 2015 Spring Athletic Director’s and Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll … Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (4/6) … Made 51 starts and played in 52 games for the Jayhawks … Batted 51-for-174 on the season for a .293 clip … Went 3-for-4 with one RBI and one run scored against Washington (2/19) … Had a 10-game hitting streak starting at Missouri State (3/24) and ending against New Mexico (4/8) … Went 3-for-4 with one double, three RBIs and two runs scored against New Mexico (4/8) …   Featured on “SportsCenter” Top-10 plays, coming in at No. 9 for a diving catch against New Mexico (4/8) … Hit his first career home run, a two-RBI shot, against Wichita State (4/21) … Completed the season riding a five-game hit streak beginning at TCU (5/8) and concluding against Kansas State (5/17).

Leland HS
Four-time letterwinner for head coach Mike Sparrer … Named the Blossom Valley Athletic League Mt. Hamilton Division Sophomore and co-Junior of the Year … Three-time first-team all-league honoree … Voted Leland High School Best Offensive Player twice … Named to the 2013 Oakland Athletics’ Area Code Team … Helped lead Leland to the 2014 Central Coast Section Baseball Open Division Championship … Perfect Game All-America Honorable Mention his junior year … Played four years of football for coaches Mike Carrozzo and Jake Shaughnessy … Named 2013 and 2014 Central Coast Section All-County Team.

Born in Mountain View, California … Son of Scott and Jen McLaughlin … Has two siblings, Tim and Kelsey … Brother, Tim, played football at Colorado … Cousins Joe and Jack Meggs played college baseball at The University of Washington … Cousin, Kelly Meggs, played college basketball at the University of California, Irvine … Uncle, Lindsay Meggs, played baseball at UCLA and in the Kansas City Royals’ organization, and is now the head baseball coach at Washington … Majoring in business administration.