2013 (SOPHOMORE): Tabbed to SEC All-Defensive Team... named to NCAA Corvallis Region All-Regional Team... played in 57 games with 54 starts, all at first base... led the Aggies with a .352 batting average (76-for-216), 18 doubles, four triples, 40 RBI and a .514 slugging percentage... also tallied 26 runs, three home runs and four stolen bases... notched a .385 on-base percentage when leading off an inning, hitting .347 (17-for-49) with two walks, one hit-by-pitch, three doubles, one triple and one home run... hit .389 (28-for72) with runners in scoring position, with two walks, two hit-by-pitches, six doubles, two triples, one home run and 38 RBI... batted .429 (3-for-7) and was hit by two pitches with bases loaded, logging one double and eight RBI... hit 2-for-3 with one double and one run in second game against Illinois-Chicago (2/16)... batted 2-for-4 with one run, one stolen base and two RBI in series opener against Pepperdine (2/22)... hit 2-for-4 with one run in win versus Rice (3/2) at Houston College Classic... slugged 2-for-4 with one triple, one run and two RBI against Prairie View A&M (3/5)... batted 6-for-13 with one double, one run and five RBI in series at Cal State Fullerton (3/8-10)... opened series against Titans by going 2-for-4 with one run and two RBI (3/8)... slugged 3-for-5 with three RBI in series finale at Cal State Fullerton (3/10)... knocked in two runs, going 3-for-5 with two doubles against Houston Baptist (3/12)... came within a single of the cycle, going 3-for-5 with three runs, one double, one triple, one home run and one RBI in series finale against Georgia (3/17)... strung together a 12-game hit streak between March 24 and April 20, hitting .429 (21-for-49) with three runs, four doubles and five RBI... hit 2-for-4 with two runs and one double in series finale at Ole Miss (3/24)... drove in two runs, going 1-for-4 against UT Arlington (3/26)... went 3-for-4 at the plate in series opener at South Carolina (3/28)... hit 2-for-4 with one hit-by-pitch and one RBI against UTSA (4/2)... slugged 7-for-14 with two doubles, one stolen base and one RBI in series against Auburn (4/5-7)... opened Auburn series by going 3-for-5 with one stolen base (4/5)... hit 3-for-5 with one double and one RBI in second game against the Tigers (4/6)... went 2-for-4 with one walk and one double in series opener at Arkansas (4/19)... batted 2-for-4 with one double and one RBI at Texas State (4/23)... slugged three doubles, going 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI against UT Pan American (5/14)... drove in seven runs in three-game series at Tennessee (5/16-18), going 5-for-14 with one walk, two runs, one stolen base and one home run... opened the series at Tennessee (5/16) going 2-for-4 with one walk, one stolen base, one run and two RBI ... batted 2-for-5 with two RBI in second game against the Volunteers (5/17) ... launched a three-run home run to close out the Tennessee series (5/18)... hit 1-for-4 with two runs in SEC Tournament win over Florida (5/21)... blasted a solo home run in victory against Vanderbilt (5/22) at the SEC Tournament... slugged 10-for-17 with two runs, three doubles, one triple and six RBI at the NCAA Corvallis Regional... opened Corvallis Regional by going 3-for-4 with one double and one RBI against UC Santa Barbara (5/31)... notched a career-high five hits in Corvallis Regional win against UTSA (6/1), going 5-for-5 with one double, one run and two RBI... hit 1-for-4 with one run, one double and two RBI in Corvallis Regional win against UC Santa Barbara (6/2)... played in 37 games for the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod League, hitting .245 (27-for-110) with 13 runs, seven doubles, 17 RBI and one stolen base.
2012 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in 31 games, making 11 starts in his first year in Aggieland... batted .146 (7-of-48) with one run and six RBI... Lankford enjoyed three multi-RBI games on the year... made his first career start on February 17 against Illinois-Chicago... got his first career hit and two RBI in a 7-0 victory over Illinois-Chicago (2/19)... went 1-for-3 with two RBI in win vs. Stephen F. Austin (2/21)... hit 2-for-4 with one run and two RBI against Texas State (5/15)... Played for the Rochester Honkers of the Northwoods League... batted .320 with 29 runs, nine doubles, three home runs, 22 RBI and four stolen bases in 47 games... registered five RBI in a game to earn Northwoods League Player of the Night honors on July 22.
AT LAMAR HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner at Houston’s Lamar High School for Mike McGilvray... earned all-state honors each of his final two seasons and All-District 20-5A honors each season... as a junior (2010) batted a staggering .541 as a catcher and infielder while posting 10 home runs and 68 RBI... All-Greater Houston selection as well as being voted a first team catcher by the THSBCA and the Houston 5A Hitter of the Year... a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes... played summer ball with the Columbia Angels.
PERSONAL: Cole Parker Lankford was born Sept. 2, 1992, to parents Gary and Sandy Lankford... father was a pole vaulter at the University of Houston... majoring in biomedical science... enjoys hunting, fishing and playing guitar in his spare time.