At Michigan ... Awards ... All-Big Ten Tournament team (2010) ... 2010 Red Raider Classic All-Tournament Team.
Fifth-Year Senior (2011) ... Named a co-captain for the 2011 season ... Earned Michigan's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award (2011) ... Played and started in 39 games for the Wolverines in 2011 ... Missed the final three weeks of the season due to injury ... Had six doubles on the year, including one that scored the game-winning run against Winthrop (March 12) ... Had 10 multi-hit games ... Started at both second base and shortstop during the season ... Was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in the win over Iowa (April 23) ... Had four hits and two doubles in the doubleheader against the Hawkeyes (April 23) ... Had six hits in the Sam Houston State Tournament (March 4-6) ... Stole four bases on the year ... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI double against Rutgers (Feb. 25).
Senior/Junior (2010) ... All-Big Ten Tournament team ... Started all 57 games (52-2B, 5-SS) ... Had five multi-RBI games ... Had 22 multi-hit games ... Named to 2010 Red Raider Classic All-Tournament team at second base after hitting .368 (7-for-19) with two RBI and three runs scored ... Notched a season-high four hits against Ball State (March 12) ... Crossed the plate three times vs. Lipscomb (March 13) ... Matched a career best with four RBI in game at Indiana (April 2) ... Drove in the game-winning run and scored four of his own against Central Michigan (April 7) ... Hit first career home run against Bowling Green (April 14).
Junior/Sophomore (2009) ... Started in all 55 games at shortstop ... Finished third in batting average (.313), walks (29), runs (42), and at-bats (198) for a Wolverine... Fourth-best 62 hits for Michigan... Stole three of eight bases... Drove in four runs on two hits including a double against Jacksonville #1 (Feb 28)... Went 2 for 4 with a 3B, 2B and 2 runs against Illinois (April 10)... Had 18 multi-hit games including two three hit performances (April 17 at Michigan State and April 26 vs. Indiana)...
Sophomore (2008) ... Redshirted season.
Freshman (2007) ... Made four starts at second base ... saw action in six of seven games on spring trip ... made career debut on defense vs. Bethune-Cookman #2 ... scored run as pinch runner at UCF ... saw action on defense vs. Troy #1 and #2 ... made first career start at 2B at Mississippi State and had RBI-single in first career at bat, 2-for-4 with one put out and six assists in the 4-3 win over Bulldogs ... collected assist vs. Oakland #1 in first game played at Fisher Stadium ... 1-for-2 vs. Oak. #4 ... had 1B at NU #4 for first Big Ten hit ... saw action in both games at EMU #1 and #2 with an assist in each game ... pinch single at OSU #4 and had SS assist ... 1-for-2 with first career triple start vs. EMU #4 ... three put outs and three assists vs. EMU #4 playing 2B and SS ... pinch 1B at MSU #4 ... 1-for-3 start at WMU #1 ... 1-for-1 with walk at WMU #2 playing SS and 2B, had three assists ... 1-for-1 vs. Illinois #4 with put out ... RBI in start vs. PSU #4 ... 1-for-2 at Iowa #1 setting up winning run with 11th inning bunt single ... saw shortstop action vs. Vanderbilt #1 and #3 when 3B Adam Abraham went to mound ... Summer Ball ... Played for Team Ohio coached by Doc Chadler.
Prep ... National French Merit Award - Grand Concours ... earned Blue and Gold Award ... earned three varsity letters ... two in baseball for coach Brad Ganor, one in basketball ... captain of freshman basketball team and J.V. team as sophomore ... varsity letter in basketball as junior, team finished runner-up in district ... played shortstop and pitched on freshman baseball team and as sophomore on junior varsity ... 5-0 on mound as sophomore ... hit .333 earning first varsity letter in baseball as junior on district runner-up team ... second-team All-Cuyahoga River Baseball Conference as senior on 21-7 team ... earned captains award ... Most Improved Player ... hit .395 as senior with two homers, 10 stolen bases, was 2-1 with 16 Ks in 19.2 innings ... high school highlight was defeating arch rival St. Edwards, 6-1, in district championship game as senior ... Summer Ball ... Played for JL Clevelanders for coach Jim Lucheese.
Personal ...Enrolled in School of Kinesiology ... born 6-10-88 in Lorain, Ohio ... most famous people met include Carlos Boozer and Jeff McGinnis from the NBA, Eddie Murray, Milton Bradley, Omar Visquel, Jose Mesa, Travis Hafner, Brandon Phillips, Sandy Alomar, Jr. ... has 10 former teammates playing college athletics ... favorites include ... book - Warning Track; movies - Bad Boys I and II, Rush Hour I and II; food - Italian; music - hip hop; teams - Cleveland Indians and Cavaliers; athlete - Curt Schilling ... enjoys music, movies, sports in general especially basketball ... superstition is cleaning cleats for every game ... greatest sports memory is throwing no-hitter at age 14 in AABC state championship game ... selected Michigan because "the academics and athletics are far superior and Michigan will much better prepare me for the real world" ... considers Cincinnati Elder H.S. toughest opponent faced.
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