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Tucker Tharp

Position OF
Height 5'11''
Weight 190 lbs.
Class Junior
Hometown Boulder, Colo.
High School Fairview
B/T Jr./2L

Career Honors and Awards:

  • Millard-Janz Academic Newcomer Award (2011)
  • Athletic Director[apos]s Honor Roll (Fall, 2010)
  • Big 12 Commissioner[apos]s Honor Roll (Fall, 2010)

2012 (Sophomore): Tabbed All-Big 12 Honorable Mention … Played in 53 games, making 50 starts in the outfield … Started games at all three outfield positions (11 in left field, six in center field and 33 in right field) … Batted .265 with three doubles, three homers and 24 runs scored … Had a .340 on-base percentage … Reached base at a .406 clip when leading off an inning … Recorded 11 multi-hit games and five multi-RBI contests … Had a 1.000 fielding percentage, committing no errors in 123 chances … Collected a three-run triple against Mississippi Valley State (Feb. 24) … Went 3-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in series finale against Texas Tech (April 1) … Hit first home run of season at Creighton (April 3) … Homer was just the second hit at T.D. Ameritrade Park to that point … Collected a season-high four hits against Wichita State (April 10) … Recorded hits in six-straight games (April 7-14) … Matched a career-high, going 4-for-6 against Kansas State (April 25) … Led off K-State game with a homer run … Collected hits in eight-straight games (May 6-23) … Went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a solo homer against Missouri (May 26) at the Big 12 Championship.

2011 (Freshman): Played in 30 games, making seven starts, all in the outfield … Played in first 20 games as a reserve … Hit .273 with three doubles, a homer and eight RBIs … Collected a pinch hit single against Baylor (April 3) for first collegiate hit … Hit a pinch-hit three-run homer in the ninth inning at Texas Tech (May 1) … Made first start in left field against Wichita State (May 3) … Went 3-for-7 with five runs scored five RBIs in four-game series against Alabama A&M (May 13-15).

Fairview HS: Lettered four times for head coach Rick Harig … A three-time all-region and all-conference selection … An all-state honorable mention selection in 2010 … Batted .527 with eight homers and 23 RBIs during his senior season … Also batted .454 with 16 homers and 53 RBIs with 26 stolen bases for the Hisco Knights Legion team in 2009 … Helped legion team place second at state tournament in 2009 … Also lettered three times in football … Named 5A all-state on the gridiron in 2009 … A two-time all-conference and all-region pick in football … An academic all-state selection.

Personal: Tucker Tharp was born in Boulder, Colo. … Son of Richard and Melinda Tharp … Father, Richard, is a former Athletic Director at the University of Colorado … Has two brothers who both participated in college athletics … Brother, Travis, played baseball at Northwestern … Brother, Taylor, played quarterback at Boise State and signed a free agent contract with the Carolina Panthers in 2008 … Undecided on a major.