|48 Ryan Popescu
Participated during the fall season... member of the 2012 Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll.
IOWA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Played at Iowa Western Community College for two seasons (2011-2012) for head coach Marc Rardin... as a sophomore helped lead team to the NJCAA JUCO World Series National Championship... as a sophomore batted .409 (27-for-66) with 27 runs, four doubles, two triples, two home runs and 18 RBI with 4-of-4 stolen bases... as a freshman batted .236 (13-for-55) with five runs, four doubles, one triple, three RBI in 19 games played.
A two-year varsity letterwinner at Flower Mound High School for head coach Mark Amrine... as a senior earned second team all-district and second team all-conference... batted .320 with four home runs... named first team all-academic in 2010.
Ryan Thomas Popescu... born May 21, 1992, in Gary, Ind.... son of Tom and Tracy Popescu... has an older brother, Nick, and a younger brother, Scott...father, Tom, played collegiately at Valparaiso and was drafted by the Chicago White Sox... older brother, Nick, was a two-year starter for Texas Tech (2010-11) before being drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 33rd round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft... a university studies major at Texas Tech.