Daniel Budke
Daniel  Budke


Houston, Texas

High School:
James E. Taylor HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200



FRESHMAN/2018: Utilized a redshirt season ... Named a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete. 

HIGH SCHOOL: Played three varsity seasons at James E. Taylor High School under coach Matt Glover ... Appeared in 31 games, scoring 21 runs and posting seven doubles, three home runs, 21 RBI, 11 stolen bases, a .345 batting average and .477 on base percentage as a senior ... Was named All-District Outfield first team, 2017 Rawlings Perfect Game honorable mention and All-Region second team ... Team won District Championships in 2014 and 2015 and a Bi-District Championship in 2015 ... Received National Honor Society honors, U.S. History Award and Academic All-District in 2015 and 2016.

CLUB: Played for Katy Curve (2006), Katy Kaos (2007-2008), Lonestar Cougars (2008-2011), Houston Mustangs (2011-2013) and Twelve Baseball (2014-2016) ... Was named Under Armour Preseason All-American in 2016.

PERSONAL: Born in Houston, Texas to Jeanne and David Budke ... Has two siblings, Kaitlyn and Will ... Great grandfather, Fred Lengfelder, played minor league baseball and cousin, Jake Grimes, played soccer at Rockhurst University ... Plans to major in business administration and religion ... Chose Pepperdine because, "it was a great fit athletically, academically, and spiritually, as well as a beautiful place to grow in these areas.”

FAVORITES: Albert Pujols (pro athlete) … Houston Astros (pro team) … The Bible (book) … The Blind Side (movie) … The Office (TV show) … Needtobreathe (musical artist) … Chicken (food) … Football (sport besides baseball)

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