AS A JUNIOR (2012):
Started in all 56 games as a junior … drafted in the third round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft by the Minnesota Twins … named first team all-conference … led the Dolphins in average (.343), hits (72), runs scored (44), doubles (14), home runs (12), RBI (42), total bases (122) and on-base percentage (.426) … also second in stolen bases (19) and walks (29) … batted .400 with six doubles, eight home runs and 23 RBI in A-Sun play … finished the season with hits in 21 of the final 23 contests … batted 5-for-8 with four runs scored, two RBI and a home run in the doubleheader at North Florida (5/19) ... had a home run in the first two games at Lipscomb ... scored twice and stole two bases at Bethune-Cookman (5/8) … homered in the home finale vs. ETSU (5/6) ... had multiple hits in five straight games from April 14-20 ... batted 4-fo-4 with two doubles and a home run at USC Upstate (4/20) ... tallied two home runs at Stetson (4/5) ... recorded three hits at College of Charleston (3/28) … tallied a three-run home run vs. Fairfield (3/17) ... hit two-out RBI double to start a five-run first inning vs. Western Carolina (3/16) ... had three doubles and two RBI vs. Wagner (3/9) ... recorded a two-run home run vs. Florida A&M (3/3) ... had two-hits in the home opener against Northeastern (2/24) ... recorded two-run double in opener at Southern California (2/17) … named to the Golden Spikes Award preseason and midseason watch list … named preseason A-Sun Player of the Year and preseason all-conference ... named to Golden Spikes Award preseason watch list ... earned preseason first team All-America by ESPN.com, CollegebaseballInsider.com, College Baseball Daily , Louisville Slugger (Collegiate Baseball), the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and Perfect Game USA ... also rated as the second-best first baseman in college baseball by Perfect Game USA and ranked as the 44th overall player by College Baseball Daily … earned A-Sun all-academic honors.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2011): One of three players to start in all 61 games as a sophomore … led conference in average (.409), hits (99) and doubles (23) to earn A-Sun Player of the Year and first team all-conference honors … posted 13 home runs and 75 RBI to get NCBWA District III Player of the Year accolades … named first team All-America by Perfect Game USA and second team All-America by CollegeBaseballInsider.com, the American Baseball Coaches Association, Baseball America, Louisville Slugger (Collegiate Baseball) and the NCBWA … also a Golden Spikes Award and Dick Howser Trophy Semifinalist … earned spot on ABCA all-south region team … hits and total bases (165) marks were each JU single-season records … team-best 33 multi-hit games and 24 multi-RBI contests … batted 3-for-4 with two RBI in win against Manhattan College (6/4) in the NCAA Tournament … earned A-Sun Tournament honors by hitting .429 (6-14) with a home run and two RBI … drove in two runs at Florida (5/17) … tallied a home run and double against Florida State (5/3)…went 4-for-5 with a career-best seven RBI and three doubles against Campbell (4/16, G2) … drove in four runs on a home run and double at Belmont (4/2) … totaled four hits in the series opener at ETSU (3/18) … recorded five RBI against USC Upstate (3/11)…opened the season with a hit in the first 12 games … named to the preseason all-conference team as an outfielder … prior to the season, he was voted one of the top three Biggest Power Threats by A-Sun coaches in the CollegeBaseballInsider.com A-Sun preview ... earned A-Sun all-academic honors … during the summer, he played for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks in the Cape Cod League with fellow teammate Dan Gulbransen.
AS A FRESHMAN (2010): Appeared in 51 games, including 49 starts (38 as the designated hitter, eight in right field, three at first base) … named first team Freshman All-America by Louisville Slugger and NCBWA … also named second team Freshman All-America by Ping!Baseball.com … garnered second team all-conference and all-freshman honors … ranked seventh in the A-Sun in home runs (16) and ninth in slugging percentage (.635) … his home run total ranks sixth on the JU single-season record list … also led the team with 58 RBI, 122 total bases, a .635 slugging percentage and 20 two-out RBI … went 4-for-5 with two home runs, four runs and four RBI against Florida A&M (3/31) … followed that effort by going 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, four runs and three RBI at USC Upstate (4/2) … batted 4-for-7 with a double, a home run and a season-high five RBI at No. 5 Florida State (5/4) … registered a season-best two doubles at No. 6 Florida State (4/14) … stole two bases on two occasions … tallied four RBI on three occasions … during the summer, he helped the Licking County Settlers reach the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League title game … was voted Best Prospect in GLSCL.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year starter as a catcher for Bob Heinkel at Milwaukee Lutheran High School…as a senior, he was named all-state, all-area and all-conference … as a junior, he earned all-state, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel All-Area and first team all-conference after batting a school-record .569 (33-58) with eight home runs and a 1.121 slugging percentage … also played in the Brewer Classic at Miller Park that same season … as a sophomore, he batted .280 … also a two-year starter and all-conference player in football (QB) and basketball (F) … named to the honor roll all four years … in AAU play, he was a member of the Kenosha Bobcats … batted .644 (47-73) with a 1.046 slugging percentage in 2008 … in 2009, he was invited to the Powerhouse Showcase Home Run Derby at Tropicana Field.
PERSONAL: Born Oct. 18, 1991, in Milwaukee, Wis … son of Adam and Glynis … mother, Glynis, was a national champion high jumper and played volleyball at Carthage College from 1980-84 … father, Adam, competed in football and track at Carthage College from 1981-85 before playing for the Minnesota Vikings as a running back in 1987 … major is sports administration.