As a Redshirt Freshman (2017)
Made 22 appearances with five starts in his first full season … Generated a 3.31 ERA and a 3-1 record over 49.0 innings with 40 strikeouts … Also totaled two saves against New Orleans (March 22) and at Texas A&M (May 20) … Made 10 appearances in conference play, all out of the bullpen … Allowed just nine earned runs in 25.0 innings for a 3.24 ERA, the second-lowest among all Razorbacks pitchers with 10.0 or more innings … Earned a victory in his first collegiate start against Miami (Ohio) (Feb. 19), going 3.1 innings, while allowing one run with a career-high five strikeouts … Also earned the win against Georgia (April 15) after a career-high 5.2 scoreless innings out of the bullpen with three strikeouts … Earned the start in the SEC Tournament Championship against LSU (May 28) … Gave up just one earned run over 3.0 innings with one strikeout and no walks … Struck out four or more batters four times (Miami [Ohio] – Feb. 19; at Missouri – March 26; at Alabama – April 1; at Texas A&M – May 20) … Started game one of the NCAA Fayetteville Regional final against Missouri State (June 4), throwing 2.0 innings and allowing two earned runs with two strikeouts in the 11-10 win … Notched 11 scoreless outings, seven of two innings or more … Named to SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.
As a Freshman (2016)
Redshirted the 2016 season … Named to First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
George Ranch High School
Played for head coach Greg Kobza … 23-5A All-District MVP pitcher … Two-Time All-State honorable mention … Two-Time All-Greater Houston selection … In his junior and senior seasons, struck out 172 out of 524 batters faced with a 17-4 overall record … Batted over .300 in the regular season and playoffs combined … Graduated with a 4.0 GPA … Member of the National Honor Society … Most memorable athletic moment was pitching in the Connie Mack World Series.
Son of Rick and Michell Kopps … Has one sister, Ashley … Ashley plays softball at Sam Houston State … Chose to attend Arkansas he feels like this is the best place for him to reach his full potential as a player … Ambition is to impact a lot of people, as well as bring positive change to the hospital he will work in … Plans to become an orthopedic surgeon after his playing career is over … Involved with League of Champions, a baseball program in his hometown that mentors children with special needs … Majoring in Biology … Born on March 2, 1997.