At Michigan ... Awards ... NSCA Strength and Conditioning All-American (2010).
Fifth/Senior (2010) ... NSCA Strength and Conditioning All-American ... Started in 55 games in right field ... Had 10 multi-RBI games ... Had 14 multi-hit games ... Scored three times and drove in two more vs. Jacksonville State (Feb. 19) ... Went 3-for-3 with a triple at Florida Gulf Coast (March 3) ... Went 4-for-5 with 2 RBI and a run scored for the first four hit game of his career against IPFW #1 (March 27) ... Collected an assist from rightfield in three straight games - Purdue (April 11), Toledo (April 13) and Bowling Green (April 14) ... Collected `gamers' against Ohio State (April 30 and May 2) ... Went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and three runs batted in vs. Iowa at the Big Ten Tournament (May 27).
Senior/Junior (2009)... Played in 51 games, 43 as a starter (29-OF, 10-2B, 4-3B)... Finished with a .288 batting average, sixth best for an everyday starter... Two triples was a team high... Had a slugging percentage of .418, fourth best for an everyday starter... Stole nine of 12 bases... Went 3 for 4 with two 2B in first game against South Florida (Feb 20)... Went 3 for 5 with a 3B, 2B and 2 RBI against Cincinnati (Feb 21)... Drove in three runs on two including, including one HR, against Siena (Mar 6)... Went 3 for 5 with a 3B and 3 RBI against Arizona (Mar 14)... Had 11 multi-hit games including three 3 hit performances...
Junior/Sophomore (2008) ... Played in 19 games and started in one at second base (4-16 vs. Eastern Michigan)... Went 2 for 3 with an RBI, 2 runs scored on 4-20 vs. Michigan State... 0-3 in pinch hit appearances... 18 games as a substitute was second most by a Wolverine
Sophomore/Freshman (2007) ... Played in 14 games, scoring three runs ... saw action in three games on spring trip ... 0-for-2 vs. Bethune-Cookman #3 in career debut reaching first on an error in first career at-bat ... 0-for-1 at UCF ... scored first run of career as pinch runner vs. Troy #2 ... caught stealing as pinch runner at ECU #2 ... 0-for-1 and saw LF action vs. Oak. #4 ... saw defensive action in Big Ten debut at Northwestern #3 ... fanned as PH at NU #4 ... saw action at 2B and LF at EMU #2 with put out and assist ... saw LF action at OSU #4 ... walked as PH at MSU #4, scored run and played LF in ninth ... pinch runner and played in LF vs. PSU #4 ... scored as pinch runner at Iowa #4 ... pinch-runner in Big Ten Tournament vs. PSU #5 ... Summer Ball ... Hit .297 with 13 stolen bases for Michigan Rams and coach Rick Berryman ... summer teammates included current Wolverines Mike Kittle and Sam Yashinsky.
Prep ... National Honor Society ... 4.0 Honor Roll four straight years ... earned four varsity letters ... one in football, three in baseball ... lettered in football for coach Andy Malbouef ... lettered as freshman, sophomore, senior in baseball as shortstop for coach Warren Zweigle ... missed junior year of basketball and baseball, senior year of football and basketball due to football-related injury ... member of three district baseball championship teams ... hit .500 with eight homers as sophomore, earning All-West Michigan Conference honors ... all-area selection by the Muskegon Chronicle and second-team all-state by MHSCAA ... 11 homers as senior, .426 average, all-league and all-area on conference champion team ... Summer Ball ... Played shortstop for Kosters and DeVrires in the Grand Rapids City League.
Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in chemistry ... born 9-27-86 in Alpena, Mich. ... mother, Amy, lettered twice in track and field at Central Michigan ... most famous people met include former Detroit Lions coach Steve Mariucci, Charles Rogers, John Lucas ... favorites include ... movie - Hitch; athlete - Alex Rodriguez; food - mushroom Swiss burger; team - Atlanta Braves ... enjoys golf, snow skiing, jet skiing, basketball ... superstition is having no superstitions ... greatest sports memory is winning first district football championship in school history with win over Coopersville ... had interception from free safety position in district title game ... selected Michigan for academic prestige ... considers conference rival Shelby H.S. toughest opponent "because the entire lineup could hit" ... former teammate Ryan Van Bergen plays football for Michigan.
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