A total of 123 Tech athletes earned the academic honor
Freshman Brent Diaz was 3-for-5 with a grand slam, triple and seven RBI in the win
LA Tech and Rice will wrap up the series at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Reckling Park in Houston
LA Tech has won eight of its last 10 games with the win over the Demons tonight
The series finale is set to begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday
Louisiana Tech hosts Grambling State as the Bulldogs wear their 1980-era throwback jerseys.
2014: Saw action in 30 games, while starting 14 of those as a catcher/designated hitter for the Bulldogs ... Posted a .155 batting average with three doubles, six RBI, eight walks and a .258 on base percentage as a redshirt junior ... Threw out three runners attempting to steal from behind the plate ... Recorded multiple hits on Feb. 26 against UALR with a 2-for-4 performance at the plate with a double and an RBI ... Walked twice in a game on March 22 versus league opponent Old Dominion.
2013: Started 30 of the 43 games he appeared in over the course of his redshirt sophomore season as a catcher/designated hitter for head coach Wade Simoneaux and the Bulldogs ... Posted a .262 batting average with three doubles, eight RBI and 17 runs during the 2013 season ... Recorded five multiple-hit games with three hits on three separate occasions ... Totaled three hits in four at bats with a double, stolen base and two runs March 16 vs. Stephen F. Austin for the first three-hit game of his career ... Had a career day at the plate with a 3-for-5 performance with three RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base March 17 vs. Stephen F. Austin ... Recorded his third three-hit game of the season March 30 vs. UT Arlington with a 3-for-6 effort at the plate in 14 innings played versus the visiting Mavericks ... Stole two bases in three attempts on the season ... Successfully threw out seven base runners attempted to steal behind the plate as a catcher for the Bulldogs.
2012: Saw action in 21 games, starting four of those ... Had a career day March 27 against Northwestern State going 3-4 with two runs scored ... Recorded a season-high three RBI on a bases-clearing double May 20 on the road at Fresno State.
2011: Did not see action, retaining four years of eligibility.
High School: Lettered three years as a catcher at Lafayette High School... Named all-district runner-up as a sophomore and picked up second team all-district honors as a junior and senior... Led Lafayette HS to the 2010 5A state championship game... Chose Tech over LSU and ULL.
Personal: Full name is Jacob Hart Derouen... Son of Lynn and Jamie Derouen... Has one brother, Adam... Undecided major... Born on November 27, 1991 in Lafayette, La.