Pederson, Juarez named to Southland Conference's 1990s All-Decade team
FRISCO — Former UTSA standouts Scott Pederson and Jeff Juarez were named to the Southland Conference's 1990s All-Decade team, the league office announced Wednesday as part of its year-long 50th anniversary celebration.
Pederson was a first-team All-Southland pick at designated hitter in 1994. He also led the Roadrunners to their first NCAA Regional berth after earning Most Valuable Player honors in the 1994 Southland Tournament where he went 7-for-11 (.636) with four runs scored, two doubles and a pair of RBIs.
The local product out of Madison High School hit .386 (32-for-83) with six doubles, a triple, two home runs and 26 RBIs in his lone season with UTSA.
Juarez, who played for the Roadrunners from 1996-99, was a two-time first-team All-Southland selection and he named to UTSA's Silver Anniversary Top 25 Former Student-Athletes list in 2006.
The New Braunfels native was one of the top power hitters in program history.
Juarez ranks among the UTSA's all-time top five in seven offensive categories: runs (170/2nd), doubles (54/2nd), home runs (47/2nd), total bases (452/2nd), hits (249/t-2nd), RBIs (187/3rd) and slugging percentage (.593/4th). His .327 career batting average is eighth all-time and he also stole 37 bases, which is tied for sixth-most in school history.
The 6-foot, 195-pound outfielder held the program record with 47 home runs for 12 seasons until Ryan Hutson surpassed the mark on May 21, 2011.
Juarez led the team with a .368 batting average (92-for-250), tied a program record with 18 home runs, drove in 61 base runners and slugged .681 while starting all 60 games as a senior.