Honors & Awards
• One Letter (2012)
• Third-Team All-Big Ten (2012)
• Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American (2012)
• All-Big Ten Freshman Team (2012)
• Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2013)
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012)
2012: Kyle Kubat (pronounced KOO-bot) was named a freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball after posting a 5-1 record and a 2.63 ERA • Worked 51.1 innings over 15 appearances, including eight starts • Was at his best during Big Ten play with a 4-0 record and a 1.57 ERA over six game, including three starts • Earned third-team All-Big Ten accolades and was selected to the All-Big Ten freshman team • Started NU's opening game against Michigan State at the Big Ten Tournament on May 23 • Lasted just 3.1 innings after giving up three runs on seven hits • Won his third straight start on May 17 at Michigan to secure a bid to the conference tournament • Struck out six Wolverines, while giving up two runs on six hits over 6.0 innings • Opened the Huskers final Big Ten home series of the year on May 11 with a 4-3 win over Minnesota • Gave up three runs, all unearned, on six hits and one walk over 6.0 innings • Struckout a career-high seven in a career-high 6.2 innings of work at Indiana on May 5 to improve to 3-0 • Made his final relief appearance of the year against No. 16 Purude on April 22 • Gave up one run on four hits over 4.0 innings out of the bullpen • Also saw 3.0 out of the bullpen both at Ohio State (April 13) and against Illinois (March 24) • Picked up his first collegaite win against Northern Colorado at Hawks Field on March 20 • Went 3.0 innings in a short start, giving up one run on three hits • Made his first career start during the first weekend of the season in Peoria, Ariz., against Gonzaga on Feb. 19 • Pitched 5.0 shutout innings against the Zags and left the game with a 3-0, but didn't factor into the decision after NU's bullpen gave up a total of five runs in the eighth and ninth inning in a 5-4 loss.
Before Nebraska: Kubat was a two-time All-Nebraska selection by the Omaha World-Herald at Creighton Prep under Pat Mooney • Helped the Junior Jays to a pair of Class A runner-up finishes at the state tournament in 2009 and 2010 • Posted a 6-0 record in 2011 with a 1.83 ERA, while throwing a team-high 46 innings • Struck out 82 and gave up just 28 hits to hold opponents to a .173 batting average • Was a threat at the plate as well with a .416 average, while leading the team in doubles (12) and tying for the team lead in hits (37) • Played American Legion baseball for P.I. Midwest under Mooney • Won seven games in a team-high 59.0 innings of work with a blistering ERA of 0.95 and 81 strikeouts • Carried the offense with a .447 battering average and an .816 slugging percentage • Led the team in hits (68), RBI (60), doubles (21) and home runs (11) on the way to the 2011 Class A state championship • Chose Nebraska over Creighton and Minnesota.
Personal: Born on Dec. 4, 1992, in Omaha, Neb. • Parents are Gary and Beverly Kubat • Has not declared a major.