A total of 123 Tech athletes earned the academic honor
Bristo pitching a career-high seven innings and held UALR to one run on six hits
The Bulldogs dropped the series finale, 3-1, in 10 innings Saturday night
Taylor Nichols drove home the game-winning run in the sixth to complete the victory over the Warhawks
The Owls scored six runs in the first inning to help complete the series sweep
LA Tech vs. McNeese State (DH) 3/5/14 J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park
2014: Made 19 appearances on the mound as a true freshman on LA Tech's pitching staff, including making five starts on the season ... Posted a 1-2 record and a 3.00 earned run average, the third best ERA on the team ... Pitched a total of 36.0 innings, while allowing 30 hits, 15 runs, 12 earned runs, 24 walks and 18 strikeouts ... Held opponents to a .238 batting average with four doubles and one home run ... Made his first collegiate appearance on opening night versus Southeastern Louisiana as he pitched 0.2 innings of relief and did not allow a hit or a run ... Earned his first career win on March 25 versus Grambling State after pitching 1.1 innings of relief to help lead Tech to a 4-3 win over the Tigers ... In his first career start on the mound, he pitched 5.0 innings of one-hit baseball and struck out four against UALR on April 15 ... Pitched a season-high 6.0 innings in the start on May 16 at No. 14-ranked Rice, allowing just one run on three hits and striking out four batters he faced ... Named to the Conference USA Commissioners' Honor Roll for the 2013-14 academic year.
High School: Wrapped up a decorated high school career with a total of 15 letters and five state championships in a total of four sports ... Earned letters in football (4), track and field (6), baseball (4) and basketball (1) ... Led the Eagles' baseball team to two state championship titles, while also helping the Eagles on the gridiron with two football state championships ... Won one individual track state championship ... Was named all-state MVP in football and track ... Recognized as an all-state athlete in football, baseball and track ... Played under coaches Micah Harper and John Parker ... Member of the National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Considered UL-Lafayette, Harding and UL-Monroe before choosing Louisiana Tech.
Personal: Full name is Braden James Bristo ... Son of Daniel and Angie Bristo ... Has one sister, Anna Caroline (14) ... Dad played football at Harding University in the 1980s ... Born Nov. 1, 1994 in West Monroe, La.