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.