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Josh Bard won this award in 1997
Recent history of winners for Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year. There is some lag in updating awards data and they may not provide an entire history of winners. The list below is separated by year with a dividing line. Some awards have multiple award winners for all or some years.

Years Available1997-2018

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Historical Winners - Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year

Top Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks
YearPlayer NamePosNotesC-AwardsHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
2018Gabe HoltIF25-11 175 L-R 1999-- 19Bonaire,Georgia NCAA2018-2018-   Texas Tech U.  
2017Josh JungIF-P46-2 215 R-R 1998-- 19San Antonio,Texas NCAA2017-2018-   Texas Tech U.  
2016Luken BakerP76-4 240 R-R 1997-03-10 19Spring,Texas A2016-2018-
2018- 2-  75-SLN
Texas Christian U.MinorsSt. Louis Cardinals (A)
2015Connor WanhanenOF46-2 175 L-R 1996-- 19Flower Mound,Texas NCAA2015-2018-   Texas Christian U.  
2014Sheldon NeuseSS66-0 175 R-R 1994-12-10 19Fort Worth,Texas AAA2014-2018-
2016- 2-  58-WAS
OklahomaMinorsOakland Athletics (AA)
2013Jake MatthysP35-10 180 R-R 1994-06-13 19Spring Lake Park,Minnesota Ind2013-2018-   Kansas St, SW Minnesota St  
2012Parker FrenchP26-2 225 R-R 1993-03-19 19Melbourne,Australia AA2012-2018-
2015- 5- 137-COL
TexasMinorsColorado Rockies (AA)
2010Barrett BarnesOF45-11 195 R-R 1991-07-29 18Houston,Texas AAA2010-2018-
2012- 1-  45-PIT
Texas Tech U.Free Agent  
2009Garrett Buechele3B-1B46-1 195 R-R 1989-10-23 19Arlington,Texas A2009-2013-
2011-14- 447-SFN
OklahomaIndy League  
2008Chance RuffinP66-1 185 R-R 1988-09-08 19Austin,Texas MLB2008-20142011-2013
2010- 1-  48-DET
2007Trevor ColemanC16-1 205 B-R 1988-01-19 19Dripping Springs,Texas AAA2007-2013-
2009- 9- 263-SEA
2006Roger KieschnickOF46-3 215 L-R 1987-01-21 19Dallas,Texas MLB2006-20162013-2014
2008- 3-  82-SFN
Texas Tech U.Free Agent  
1998Matt SmithP16-5 225 L-L 1979-06-15 19Las Vegas,Nevada MLB1998-20082006-2007
2000- 4- 128-NYA
Oklahoma St  
1997Josh BardC66-3 205 B-R 1978-03-30 19Ithaca,New York MLB1997-20122002-2011
1999- 3- 100-COL
Texas Tech U.Free Agent