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February 14, 2013It has long been the practice of Hovpen Sports to take you into the sports world of those who have made the transition from High School to College and have achieved top billing for their efforts.
Today, we take a look at Topeka Seaman graduate Robbie Rea who last year was the top player at Oklahoma State, earning Big 12 second team honors.
There are two articles you should look at concerning Rea and we offer this quote from one of them.
In his first season in an OSU uniform, Robbie Rea was OSU's top hitter and earned All-Big 12 Second Team honors.
Rea returns for his senior season in '13 but at least one thing will be different -- after starting 56 games at second base a year ago, he'll be manning third base for the Cowboys this year.
At the plate, Rea was a .324 hitter in 2012 and led the Cowboys with 23 multi-hit games and five home runs. He ranked in the top 10 in the Big 12 in hits (72) and doubles (18).
Rea's junior season was highlighted by a record-setting performance in the first game of a doubleheader against Alabama A&M.
In that contest, the Cowboy second baseman was 5-for-5 at the plate with three home runs, two doubles and nine RBIs.
With the three homers, Rea became just the 10th Cowboy in history to homer three times in a game, a feat that has been achieved just 13 times in OSU history and hadn't been done since 2009.
Rea's 16 total bases also tied a Big 12 record, and his nine RBIs in the game were