15 - Omar Garcia
Omar Garcia
Height: 5-9
Weight: 200
Hometown: El Paso, Texas
High School: J.M. Hanks HS
Position: C
Bats/Throws: R/R
2011 (JUNIOR):
Was named the department’s Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year for his performance in the classroom … appeared in 22 games, with 13 starts, hitting .281 with three doubles, one home run and 16 RBI … hit a two-run single at Houston Baptist (3/1) … singled and scored a run against UT-Brownsville (3/22) … went 2-for-2 with two RBI against Texas - Pan American (4/12) … had a pinch-hit double against SFA (4/17) … hit an RBI double against Rice (4/20) … delivered a two-run homer in the win over UCA (4/30) … had three RBI in the series finale with the Bears (5/1) … went 2-for-5 with three RBI against Northwestern State (5/14) … delivered a bases-clearing double in the finale at SHSU (5/21).

2010 (SOPHOMORE): Started 41 of 52 games during the season for the Islanders … hit .327 for the season with one home run and 17 RBI … average was fourth-best on the team … had six doubles and four triples … laid down a team-high six sacrifice bunts … fourth on the team in total base hits (56) and total bases (73) … all-Southland Conference second team academic selection … had a 3-for-3 day against Prairie View (2/21) … went 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBI against Elon (2/27) … drove in four runs against UT Brownsville (3/9) … went 4-for-5 with a homer and three RBI against Texas Southern (4/28) … scored three times and had a 3-for-5 outing against Central Arkansas (5/9).

2009 (FRESHMAN): Made 26 appearances with 11 starts during the season … hit .321 for the season with one home run and six RBI … had 17 hits in 53 at-bats with seven runs scored.  

2008 (REDSHIRT): Did not see any action and was redshirted.

High School: Played for coach Ryan Medrano at Hanks High School … hit nearly .400 as a senior with a pair of home runs and 35 doubles for the Knights … second-team all-district catcher as a senior as well as all-El Paso honorable mention … batted .380 his junior season with 25 doubles … lettered in football for two seasons … named District 1-5A Offensive MVP, all-state honorable mention, and all-city first team as a senior … named all-El Paso Offensive MVP and honorable mention all-state as a junior on the gridiron.

Personal: Omar Javier Garcia was May 30, 1989, in El Paso, Texas … son of Miguel and Yolanda Garcia … has an older brother, Marcos … majoring in kinesiology.