2015 [Junior]: All-Big 12 First Team unanimous selection… drafted and signed by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 13th round with the 401st overall pick… named to the Big 12 All-Academic Second Team… started all 61 games in center field… second on the team in batting average at .340 and runs at 47 to go with a .435 slugging and .387 on-base percentage… led the team with 15 doubles, while adding three triples and a home run… set the single-game record for hits with six against Arkansas-Little Rock (3/3) as he went 6-for-7 with a career-high six RBI, four runs, a double and his first career home run… opened the season with a 2-for-3 effort in a win over Notre Dame (2/13); adding two runs scored and two driven in to go with two walks and a stolen base… scored three times in a 2-for-5 effort with a RBI and a steal against SIUE (2/14)… posted a third-straight multi-hit game on opening weekend with a 2-for-5 game against Notre Dame (2/14)… career-best hit streak, which started in 2014, ended at 20 games after collecting at least one hit in each of the first five games of the season… tripled, walked twice and scored twice in a win over Oregon State (2/21) in the Big 12/Pac-12 Challenge in Arizona… posted a season-best 12-game hit streak beginning with a hit vs. Washington State (2/19) through a 2-for-3 game vs. Purdue (3/8)… went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in the series finale at Hawai’i (3/15)… posted a 4-for-6 day with a triple and two runs in a win at Baylor (3/29)… opened the series at Texas (4/10) with a 2-for-5 effort with a double and two runs… recorded a 3-for-4 game against Dallas Baptist (4/14) with a run, RBI and double… helped claim series at West Virginia (4/19) with a 4-for-6 day in the finale to go with two runs, an RBI and a double… drove in three runs in a 1-for-3 game against Alcorn State (4/22) with a double… went 3-for-4 with a run against Oklahoma State (5/1)… opened a home series vs. TCU (5/14) with a 2-for-4 night with two runs… scored three runs and drove in three more in a 4-for-5 effort against TCU (5/15) with a pair of doubles… went 2-for-5 against Kansas State (5/20) in the Big 12 Championship opener… doubled and went 2-for-4 in the Big 12 Championship Semifinals against Oklahoma State (5/23)… totaled 24 multi-hit games on the season, including seven with three-or-more hits… finished his career at OU 12th all-time in hits with 236… hit .317 in his career with 136 runs scored and 80 driven in.
2014 [Sophomore]: Named to the All-Big 12 Second Team as well as earning a spot on the Big 12 All-Tournament Team… started 57 games in 2014, while appearing in all 58… hit .326 on the year with 11 extra-base hits as well as 25 RBI… led the team with 47 runs scored… drove in two runs on a 3-for-5 day against The Citadel (2/21) in Orlando, Fla.… scored three runs and went 3-for-5 at the dish in a win over Rutgers (3/7)… posted a three-hit night in a career-high nine at-bats in an 18-inning win at Oklahoma State (4/15)… recorded a four-hit day with a double, triple and two runs scored against Baylor (5/3) followed by a 3-for-5 performance against the Bears (5/4)… had 24 multi-hit games, including going 4-for-5 in the opening round of the Big 12 Tournament against Oklahoma State (5/ 21)… scored the game-winning run in walk-off fashion after going 4-for-6 with three RBI and two runs scored in an elimination game against Texas Tech (5/22) in the Big 12 Tournament… finished the year on a career-best 12-game hitting streak in which he hit .500 (28-for-56). Summer 2014: Played in the Cape Cod Baseball League for the Harwich Mariners… came back from injury to total 76 at-bats, 13 RBI, one home run and a .279 batting average.
2013 [Freshman]: Started all 64 games in 2013… hit .286 on the year with eight extra base hits and 23 RBI… third on the team in runs scored with 42… team-high 16 stolen bases, including two steals against New Mexico State (3/13) and Arkansas-Little Rock (4/16)… went 2-for-3 with three RBI in win over Kansas (3/28)… twenty multi-hit games, including three-hit efforts against TCU (3/24), Baylor (4/14) and Texas Tech (4/27).
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Coppell High School under head coach Kendall Clark ... hit .446 with 154 hits during his career ... recorded eight outfield assists and 55 stolen bases in his career ... hit .450 and stole 25 bases as a team captain in 2012 ... earned all-state honors in 2011 ... broke Jason Stokes' (former MLB and Coppell High School player) hit record as a junior with 61 ... named to the 2011 Baylor Medical All-Tournament team ... placed on First Team All-District in 2011 ... team won Baylor Medical Tournament (2009 and 2011). Summer 2012: Played for the D-BAT Mustangs at the Connie Mack World Series in Farmington, N.M. ... named MVP of the national qualifier tournament in Phoenix, Ariz. after his team won.
Personal: Full name is Thomas Craig Aikin ... Born in Dallas, Texas ... Parents are Scott and Jacalyn Aikin... Has one sister, Brandi ... Grandfather George F. James played linebacker at Iowa State ... Human relations major.