A Kansas freshman baseball player has been named the first ever Conference Freshman of the Year in program history.
Kodey Shojinaga, a freshman infielder from Honolulu, Hawaii, was named the Co-Freshman of the Year in the Big XII conference this week. He is the first Jayhawk to ever receive this award, and was also named to the All-Freshman Team unanimously and the All-Big XII Second Team.
Shojinaga ranks seventh in all of Division 1 for true freshman with a .380 batting average, which is the second best mark in the conference. He led the Jayhawks with 70 hits, 19 multi-hit games, a .424 on-base percentage, and a .962 OPS.
Four other Jayhawks received all-conference honors with Jansen Reeder being named All-Conference First Team, and Collin Baumgartner, Cole Elvis, and Chase Jans All-Conference Second Team.
Kansas pulled off an upset of top seed Texas in the opening round of the conference tournament, and will take on the TCU Horned Frogs this afternoon.