More than 100 Tech athletes earn academic honor
2014: Redshirted to retain eligibility ... Named to the Conference USA Commissioners' Honor Roll for the 2013-14 academic year.
High School: Prepped at Ruston High as a three-year letterwinner in baseball for coaches Toby White and Dan Gressett ... Helped lead the Bearcats to a District 2-5A Championship three consecutive seasons ... Hit .327 as a sophomore, .374 as a junior and .388 in his senior campaign for Ruston High School ... Named first team all-district as a shortstop twice, as well as first team all-state honorable mention as as shortstop ... Was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, French Club and FFA ... Decided on Louisiana Tech over LSU-Eunice, Centenary, Northwestern State and UL-Monroe.
Personal: Full name is Lain Robert Kranz ... Son of Bobby and Cindy Kranz ... Father played baseball at LA Tech for four seasons ... Born April 27, 1995 in Ruston, La.