OUTLOOK: Can play all three outfield positions as well as DH against left-handers ... Has good speed to be a threat on the bases.
2001: Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Struggled to a .207 average with two home runs and nine RBI in 58 games ... Made 27 starts, including 14 in center field, 11 in right field, one in left field and one as the designated hitter ... Hit .231 over his last 19 games, making 12 starts ... Started season strong by going 4-for-9 with five RBI in his first five games ... Belted home runs against Richmond 2/11 and Georgia 4/29 ... Had three multi-hit games and two multi-RBI games ... Hit a triple against Miami 6/14 in the College World Series ... Hit .225 against left-handers, .197 against right-handers, .500 with bases loaded, .154 with runners in scoring position and had six two-out RBI ... Was 3-for-8 (.375) as a pinch hitter.
2000: Played in 51 games, platooning in left field ... Made 36 starts in left field, five as DH, two in right field and one in center field ... Tied for second on team with six home runs ... Hit .316 with six home runs and 30 RBI ... Collected 14 multi-hit with seven multi-RBI games ... Had a season-high four hits at Alabama 4/7, while driving in four with two doubles among his three hits against the Crimson Tide 4/8 ... Stole three bases versus Western Carolina 2/2 ... Went 3-for-3 with a home run and three RBI at Hawaii-Hilo 2/9 ... Hit home runs in back-to-back games against Florida 4/22-23 ... Had three straight two-hit games against Cincinnati and Kentucky ... Had season-long hit streak of five games from 4/5-12 ... Hit .286 vs. left-handers, . 330 vs. right-handers, .600 with bases loaded, .315 with two out, .370 with runners in scoring position while collecting 10 two-out RBI ... Played with Northern Ohio in the Great Lakes League during the summer.
1999 -- UNC ASHEVILLE: Played center field for the Bulldogs and led team in every hitting category ... Named Big South Rookie of the Year in addition to garnering all-conference and all-tournament honors ... Led the Big South in triples with seven ... Reeled off a season-high 12-game hitting streak from 4/10-27, batting .540 (27-for-50) with 10 straight multi-hit games and six home runs ... Also drove in at least one run in 10 consecutive games during the streak ... Rapped out season-high five hits against Samford 2/26 and Wofford 5/5 ... Collected two doubles and a home run against Samford 2/26 ... Drove in season-high five runs versus Radford 4/24 ... Belted two home runs against Western Carolina 4/14, while slugging a homer in three straight games from 4/17-20 against High Point and Western Carolina ... Had 24 multi-hit and 13 multi-RBI games ... Hit .386 over last 46 games.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Bearden High School where he earned all-conference and all-district honors as a senior ... Named to the all-tournament team.