Highlights from Tuesday's 6-1 loss to Coastal Carolina.
At Michigan ...Awards ... All-Big Ten Freshman Team, Shortstop (2010) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award (2010).
Junior (2012)... Missed most of the season due to injury ... Doubled in three straight wins Feb. 18-24 ... Reached base three times in the West Virginia win (Feb. 19) ... Scored a run in a pinch running duty against IPFW (March 23) ... Was 1-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base against Seton Hall (Feb. 18) ...
Sophomore (2011)... Played and started in 40 games at shortstop for the Wolverines ... Missed three weeks of the Big Ten season due to injury ... Had 10 multi-hit games ... Was named the Most Valuable Player of the Oestrike Classic (March 18-20) after going 7-for-13 in the three games ... Was a perfect 3-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored at Iowa (April 23) ... Also had three hits in as many at-bats with three runs scored against Minnesota (May 7) ... Went 3-for-3 with two RBI against Massachusetts (March 5) ... Had three hits against Rutgers (Feb. 25) ... Was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI against Western Michigan (May 17) ... Was 5-for-6 in stolen base attempts.
Freshman (2010)... All-Big Ten Freshman Team, Shortstop ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award ... Went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in collegiate debut against Jacksonville State (Feb. 19) ... Hit first two home runs in back-to-back games against Lipscomb and Coastal Carolina (March 13) ... Went 4-for-4 with four runs scored and four RBI, setting career highs in each category against Fordham (March 20) ... Reach base five times, had three putouts, five assists, and turned three double plays vs. Iowa at the Big Ten Tournament (May 27) ... Went 3-for-3 with a home run vs. Iowa at the Big Ten Tournament (May 29).
Prep ... Forest Hills Central (2009) ... Four-year varsity letterwinner in baseball (2006, '07, '08, '09) ... Four-year varsity letter winner in basketball (2006, '07, '08, '09) ... Coached by Thad Abel ... All-Conference, first team (2007, '08, '09) ... All-Region, first team (2007, '08, '09) ... Louisville Slugger Preseason baseball All-America, first team (2009) ... All-State, first team in baseball and basketball (2009) ... 10th round selection of the Tampa Bay Rays in 2009 MLB draft.
Personal ... Given Name: Derek Nathaniel Dennis ... Born July 9, 1990 ... Son of Brent and Joni Dennis ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... General studies major.