Pair of Texas arms pick up awards

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Taylor Jungmann contemplates his next pitch on the mound facing Arizona.

Photo Credit: Allen Otto | Daily Texan Staff

Taylor Jungmann might not be coming back from Omaha with the national championship trophy he wanted, but the junior right-hander did pick up some hardware.

Jungmann was chosen as the recipient of the 2011 Dick Howser Trophy, given annually to the best college baseball player in the country. The Big 12 Pitcher of the Year posted a 13-3 record to go with a 1.60 ERA, and was undefeated in the regular season.

Corey Knebel was also honored as the recipient of the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award, generally for the best closing pitcher in the country. The freshman righty picked up 19 saves this season, which ties the school record.