Several Jayhawks hope to be selected
Jayhawks down Longhorns in elimination game Thursday
KU takes on Aggies at Bricktown Ballpark Wednesday
Kansas baseball handed out its end-of-the-year awards after the final regular season game.
Benjamin holds Missouri to two runs over 7 2/3 innings for fourth win
Career Honors and Awards:
2012 (Senior): Played in 41 games, making 33 starts ... Started 25 games at designated hitter and eight at first base ... Batted .271 with six doubles, a team-best four triples and a homer with 14 RBIs ... Hit .311 against left-handed pitching ... Collected 10 multi-hit contests ... Tripled in each of his first two games: at Belmont (Feb. 18) and vs. Mississippi Valley State (Feb. 24) ... Recorded a season-best three RBIs at UTSA (March 2) ... Went 3-for-4 with his first home run of the season at Minnesota (March 10) ... Matched season highs with three hits and three RBIs against Texas Tech (April 1) ... Batted .355 through his first 19 games of the season ... Went 3-for-9 with a double and an RBI in Jayhawk Classic (May 5-6) ... Named to Jayhawk Classic All-Tournament Team ... Went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple and an RBI in Big 12 Championship win over Texas (May 24).
Summer 2011:Played for the Duluth Huskies of the Northwoods League ... Named a Northwoods League Postseason All-Star ... Batted .291 with 23 doubles, four homers and 35 RBIs in 65 games ... Led team with 69 hits and had an OPS of .829 (.439 slugging/.390 on-base).
2011 (Junior): Played in 37 games, making 31 starts ... Started 30 games as the designated hitter and one at first base ... Batted .250 with five doubles, two homers and 13 RBIs ... Hit .313 (10-for-32) with runners in scoring position ... Went 5-for-7 with a double in two starts against Eastern Michigan (March 11-13) ... Collected two hits and scored two runs in KU's first conference win of the year against Oklahoma State (March 20) ... Reached base five times in five plate appearances at Iowa (April 12) ... Hit first collegiate home run in the ninth inning at Oklahoma (May 8).
Summer 2010: Played for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots of the Alaskan Collegiate Baseball League.
2010 (Sophomore): Named Tom Hedrick Most Improved Award winner ... Played 37 games, making 29 starts, including seven behind the plate ... Hit .336 with six doubles and 17 RBIs ... Ninth on the team with nine multi-hit games ... Went 4-for-4 with three RBIs as a pinch hitter against Sacramento State (Feb. 27) ... Went 5-for-11 with a pair of RBIs against LSU (March 12-14) ... Collected two hits in four at-bats with a double and two RBIs against Texas A&M (April 1) ... Hit safely in six-straight games from April 9 to April 27 ... Went 7-for-11 with a pair of doubles in a three-game series against Oklahoma (May 21-23) ... Batted .393 during the month of May.
2009 (Freshman): Played in nine games, making two starts ... Collected a hit in a pinch hitting role against No. 9 Baylor (April 5) ... Started behind the plate against Memphis (Feb. 20) and against Chicago State (April 28).
Cacus Shadows HS: Lettered three years in baseball for head coach Tom Scala ... Named all-region three times and all-state in 2007 and 2008 ... Selected to All-State All Star Team in 2008 ... Received Captain's Falcon Award of Excellence in 2007 and 2008 ... Team won state championship in 2006 ... Hit .486 with 13 homers, 49 RBIs and 42 runs scored as a senior ... Hit 24 homers during his high school career and finished with 130 RBIs ... Also lettered four years in football ... A three-time all-region selection on the gridiron ... Named All-State Tribune in 2006 and 2007 ... Team won 2006 state championship in football ... Was named Scholar Athlete in 2008 ... A member of the National Society of High School Scholars ... Recognized in Who's Who of American High School Athletes ... Academic Athlete High Achiever of the Week in the Arizona Republic 2006,2007 ... Nominated two years Congressional Leadership Conference ... Cox Academic Excellence and Leadership Award 2007-2008.
Personal: Son of Jim and Debbie Manship ... Brother, Jimmy Manship, played football at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. ... Sister, Kanda, is ajunior and plays soccer at Cactus Shadow High School... Cousins Matt and Jeff Manship were both drafted by major league organizations ... Jeff Manship is on the Minnesota Twins' 40-man roster ... An engineering major.