2016 Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team
2015 Pac-12 All-Academic First Team
Born in Oakland, Calif. ... son of Cheryl and Joe Cushing ... has an older brother, Cody ... is a Business Administration major with a focus in Marketing.
2016: Named Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team ... played in 37 games, 32 starts (20 3B, 12 DH) ... hit .289 in 115 at bats ... had 9 multiple hit games and five multiple RBI games ... had impressive .478 slugging percentage with 5 HR's and 7 2B's ... appeared as a pinch-hitter vs. UC Santa Barbara in the NCAA Regional ... 2 starts, 2x8, 2 RBI, 2 runs in Utah series ... 2x4 May 28 vs. Utah, first RBI since April 13 ... 1x3 with run Sunday at USC, starting at DH ... team-best .400 with 18 RBI in non-conference games ... 1x3 in only start (DH) vs. St. Mary's ... 1x2, 2B, RBI, 2 BB vs. SeattleU on April 13 ... 1x4, RBI at ASU ... hit HR#5 in 2-0 win Mar. 28 vs. Gonz. ... HR, 2B 5 RBI vs. Ore, including tying, 2-run HR in GM 1 and GW 3-run 2B in series-clinching finale ... 5x11 vs. Pacific, RBI in each game ... was 3x3 in GM 2 of DH vs. Santa Clara (HR, 3 RBI, 2 runs) .... 6x18 (.375), HR, 3 2B, 5 RBI at UCR, including 3x4, 2 2B, 4 RBI in GM 1 of DH ... 6x10 with HR, 5 RBI at Baylor.
2015: First Team Pac-12 All-Academic Team ... played in 42 games, making 36 starts (25 DH, 8 2B, 3 3B) ... tied for 5th on the team with 8 doubles and 2 home runs ... hit .344 (11x32) vs. left-handers and .340 (16x47) when leading off an inning ... 3x12 with hits in each game vs. Arizona ... .273 in April (9x33, 2 HR, 6 RBI) ... 2 PH appearances vs. OSU (0x1) ... 0x1 with 3 walks April 27 vs. WSU ... hit .455 (5x11, HR, 4 RBI, 3 R) vs. ASU ... 2x4, HR#2 April 19 vs. ASU . ... hit game-tying, 2-run single April 18 and game-tying RBI double April 17 vs. ASU ... hit first career HR April 10 at WSU ... was 1x4 with RBI double April 2 at Stanford ... made consecutive starts at third, last 2 games of USC series ... had 2 hits, scored twice in series opener vs. USC ... started series finale vs. Cal going 1x4 at the plate … was 4x15 in UCLA series, including a career high 3 hits in game 2 (3x5, 2 2B, RBI, R) ... was 3x8 with 3 RBI, 2B in DH vs. North Dakota (2/28) ... 2 hits vs. Kansas ... started all 4 games of Pac-12/Big-12 Tourney ... started twice at DH vs. Pacific, collecting hits in both games, going 3 for-7 with a double, earned 2 runs ... 2 for-4, one double, run in debut Feb. 15 at Pacific.
2014: Collected first hit of season vs. Northern Colorado, a RBI single ... started series finale vs. Stanford, 0-for-2 at plate ... made first start of season vs. Gonzaga on March 25 and was 0-for-2 but reached base twice (walk, hit by a pitch, scored a run) ... first apprearance of the season came off the bench vs. Nebraska and was 0-for-3.
2013: Saw his first college action defensively late in the fourth game of the UC Davis series, but missed the rest of the season due to injury.
CAMPOLINDO HIGH SCHOOL
Earned four varsity letters at Campolindo, playing for coach Max Luckhurst and teaming with fellow UW freshman Austin Rei ... captain of the team as a senior, when Campolindo won the CIF North Coast Section Division II championship, beating Dougherty Valley in the title game at the Oakland Coliseum ... helped lead the Cougars to a 23-4-1 record as a senior ... team finished ranked No. 1 in the state (Division II) ... helped lead Campolindo to three consecutive Diablo Foothill League championships and three straight district titles ... named a scholar-athlete all four years and graduated with a 3.75 grade point average ... first-team all-league and All-East Bay as a sophomore and junior and honorable mention All-America as a senior.
GETTING TO KNOW JOSH CUSHING
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