|38 Johnathon Tripp
- Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team (completed 24 credit hours with a 3.0 GPA).
- Made 18 appearances - 3 starts.
- Made the most appearances (18) by a Tech freshman since 2009 (Louis Head - 20).
- Tied for the team lead with 3 saves (McCrummen).
- Set a Texas Tech freshman saves record (3).
- Became the first Red Raider freshman to lead the team in saves since 1991 (Travis Gage).
- BIG 12 PLAY: Led team with 9 appearances.
- Became the first Red Raider freshman to lead team in APP in league play since 1996 (Ralston).
- 2-of-3 saves came in multiple inning outings.
- Made 5 scoreless appearances.
- Made 9 multiple-inning outings.
- 11-of-18 outings allowed 1 or fewer runs.
- Struck out multiple batters in 10-of-18 outings.
- Season-high 5.1 IP in start at No. 16 Arizona in ND: 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO (70 pitches).
- Twice had a season-high 4 strikeouts - most recent in 5.0 IP in relief vs. Kansas (4/21).
- Twice threw a season-high 75 pitches - most recent in 5.0 IP in relief vs. Kansas (4/21).
- KANSAS (2 APP): 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 APP, 6.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 5 SO, .182 OPP AVG.
- Won first career game in 5.0 scoreless innings vs. Kansas (4/22).
- Became the first Tech freshman since 2007 (RHP Paul Gonzales) to earn a win while pitching in relief during a Big 12 series finale (vs. Kansas, April 21).
- Is first Red Raider since 2008 (Z. Stewart) with first 2 career saves in multiple IP outings.
- Made career debut making a three-inning save allowing 1 run with 4 SO vs. BYU (2/16).
- Big 12 Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2012, Spring 2013).
- Uncle, Tom, played professionally in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization while his father, Garry, played baseball, baseball and tennis at McMurry and mother, Darlene, played volleyball at Southern Illinois.
A two-year varsity letterwinner at Klein High School for head coach Barry Smith... as a senior recorded a 1.70 ERA in 85 innings... also batted .375 with four home runs and 35 RBI... earned district most valuable player... first team all-district... helped lead team to a district championship in 2012... team advanced to the third round of the state tournament... as a junior went 4-2 with a 3.30 ERA and batted .250 with a home run and eight RBI.
Johnathon Ernest Tripp... born May 25, 1994, in Lancaster, Ohio... son of Gary and Darlene Tripp... has a younger brother, Christian... father, Tom, played in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, uncle, Garry Tripp, played baseball, basketball and tennis at McMurry university, mother, Darlene, played volleyball at Southern Illinois... a criminology major at Texas Tech.