Parents are Gary and Annette ... served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Madrid, Spain ... majored in economics with a Spanish minor.
Prepped at Menlo School in Menlo Park, Calif., where he lettered three times in football and basketball and four times in baseball ... selected to the USA Baseball National Fall Trials in November, 1994 ... was league MVP as a junior and senior and first team all-state as a senior ... recruited by Stanford, USC and North Carolina ... drafted by the Texas Rangers in 1994 (21st round).
Led Cal-Berkeley with 18 doubles in 1996 ... started 54 games for Cal and batted .324 wiith 67 hits, five homers and 11 of 15 in stolen bases ... batted .345 in 1996 Pac-10 games ... started 49 games as a true freshman and batted .261 with eight doubles ... drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 1997 ... played in the Cape Cod League for Brewster White Caps in summer of 1995.
Year Avg. G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB-SBA
1999 .388 53-52 183 59 71 17 1 13 58 129 37 24 8-12
1999 | Junior Year
Drafted in the 19th round by the Anaheim Angels ... Second team All-Western Athletic Conference ... Academic All-WAC ... WAC Player of the Week vs. Utah in the final week of the regular season ... had a team-best 14-game hitting streak in mid-season ... won BYU's Cameron Tuckett Award.