At Michigan ... Awards ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award (2010) ... Academic All-Big Ten (2010) ... Two-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award (2008, '10).
Senior (2010)... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award ... Collected first career hit and run batted in against Fordham (March 20) ... Went 1-for-1 as a pinch hitter in exhibition action against the New York Mets (March 21).
Junior (2009)... Made one appearance as a pinch hitter against Jacksonville #1 (Feb 28).
Sophomore (2008) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award ... Made collegiate debut vs. Eastern Michigan (April 16).
Prior To Michigan ... Played for the University of Michigan club baseball team as a freshman (2007) ... Hit .476 with a 1.048 slugging percentage.
Prep... Earned 'A' Honor Roll every semester ... member National Honor Society ... earned President's Award for Educational Excellence, member Phi Beta Kappa ...earned Kevin Sczesny Memorial Scholarship ... played four years of varsity baseball ... hit .375 as a freshman on team that was 16-0 in Catholic League and was 36-2 overall and played in state championship game ... was primarily DH as sophomore and hit .500 and earned all-league honors as the catcher on team was former Wolverine Doug Pickens, who earned Mr. Baseball honors that season as team lost in state semifinals... starting catcher as junior and senior and was first team All-Catholic League and also earned all-academic honors ... hit .423 as a senior with .662 slugging percentage ... winner of Ralph Owen Baseball Scholar Athlete Award as top baseball student athlete in Catholic League as a senior ... Summer Ball: Hit .338 in 2007 for the Detroit Eagles in the Livonia College Baseball Wood Bat League.
Personal... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... born 12-28-87 in Royal Oak, Mich. ... member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity ... most famous people met include Ivan Rodriguez and Tiger Woods ... favorites include: book - Breakfast of Champions; movie - The Departed; team - Detroit Tigers; food - pizza; musical artist - Red Hot Chili Peppers ... enjoys computers, lifting, video games ... selected Michigan because "grandfather, father, two uncles and an aunt also attended U-M and the great sports programs" ... considers Midland Redskins toughest opponent faced ... considers hitting two-out, two-run homer against A-Green to advance to Connie Mack World Series as greatest sports memory along with hitting one of five consecutive home runs in a tournament in Cooperstown, N.Y. ... good luck superstition is special tape pattern on the handle of each bat ... nine former teammates playing sports at collegiate level, including current Wolverines Tim Kalczynski and Matt Gerbe.
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