Honors and Awards
- 2012 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
- 2012 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
Summer 2012: Played 27 games for Walker Transmission, an independent summer collegiate team … Batted .271 with four doubles, two homers and 14 RBIs … Reached base at a .432 clip … Manager was Ricky Walker.
2012 (Sophomore): Played in five games … Made four plate appearances, drawing a walk … Appeared as a pinch-hitter in two games.
Summer 2011: Played for the Kamuela Paniolos and the Waimea Waves of the Hawaii Summer Collegiate Baseball League … Batted .239 with a double, seven RBIs and seven runs scored in 22 games between the two teams … Teammate of current Jayhawk James Stanfield.
2011 (Freshman): Played in seven games … Batted .200 with a double and an RBI … Went 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored against Alabama A&M (May 14) … Came through with a hit and an RBI against Alabama A&M (May 15).
At Chaparral HS: Lettered two years for head coach Tony Persichina … Named academic all-state in 2010 and academic all-state honorable mention in 2009 … 2009 team leadership award … A member of the honor roll … Played summer ball for the Arapahoe Long Ball for head coach Justin Hackett.
Personal: Born in Salt Lake City, Utah … Son of Bill and Sue Hougland … Grandfather, Bill Hougland, played basketball at KU from 1948-52 … Uncle, Greg Ruder, pitched in the Chicago White Sox minor league system … Majoring in applied behavioral sciences.