Kory Knell Athlete Profile

#33 Kory Knell

Kory Knell
Position: Outfielder Height: 6-0 Weight: 190 Roster Years: 2003-2005 Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT Last School: Saddleback Community College



Academic All-America

  • 2005 CoSida Second Team

Personal

Born in Salt Lake City ... parents are Craig and Natalie ... served a Church mission to Peoria, Illinois ... team won the New York Collegiate League title in 2002 as he was named to the league all-star team and to the home run derby competition as league MVP for the Hornell Dodgers ... played in the New England Collegiate League for the summer of 2003 ... in the summer of 2004, played for top national league summer team in the Dominican Republic and led the undefeated team in hitting ... member of the Golden Key, the Beta Sigma, and Phi Kappa Phi national honor societies ... member of the BYU Student Athlete Advisory Committee ... has had several 4.0 GPA semesters at BYU and Saddleback CC ... majoring in accounting and minoring in English.

Before BYU

Prepped at Cottonwood High where he was coached by Mike Reardon ... was prep all-region and team MVP ... team placed fifth in 1997 at the 17-year-old World Series in Fresno ... batted .575 in leading the 1998 American Legion in Utah ... lettered twice in football and was the offensive player of the year in 1997 as an all-region quarterback ... played three years of hockey.

Other College

SOPHOMORE - (2002): At Saddleback College he batted a league-leading .431 and hit 15 doubles, three triples and seven homers in 2002 as team MVP ... was first-team All-Orange Empire Conference and first-team All-California ... selected student Athlete/Scholar for 2002 ... coached by Jack Hodges.


FRESHMAN - (1998): Started at quarterback on the Saddleback College football team in 1998 before his mission.

 

Stats

Year    Avg.   G-GS   AB    R    H   2B   3B   HR   RBI    TB   BB   SO  SB-SBA
2002*  .431    46-37 153   42   66   15    3    7    48   108   22   21
2003   .206    10-9   34    7    7    1    1    0     3    10    6    7   3-3
2004   .340    47-37 159   39   54   13    1    6    39    87   14   27   8-14
2005   .332    55-53 190   43   63   11    1    7    44    97   25   33   8-13
TOTAL  .324   112-90 383   89  124   25    3   13    85   194   45   67  19-30
* At Saddleback Junior College, not included in career totals.


2004 | Junior Year

Named Collegiate Baseball's Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week after hitting .619 with five home runs, 15 RBI, 11 runs scored, three doubles and a slugging percentage of 1.476 in a six-game series with Air Force ... hit a ninth-inning, game-winning single to beat Portland 5-4 on March 12 ... after sustaining a concussion in a collision at home plate against New Mexico on May 6, he finished the season on a tear, going 17-for-36 (.472) ... hit five home runs in three-consecutive games against Air Force, including two-consecutive multi-homer games with a grand slam ... led the team in hitting with a .340 average ... second on the team in doubles with 13 ... third on the team in runs with 39, home runs with 6 and a .547 slugging percentage ... had a six-game hitting streak during the year ... second on the team with 10 multi-RBI games and five three-hit games.

2005 | Senior Year

Selected second team Academic All-American by ESPN the Magazine (sponsored by the College Sports Information Directors of America) ... named CoSida Academic All-District VIII ... Academic All-MWC ... selected as the Cougar Club Memorial Award given to an outstanding athlete with high scholarly achievement ... named Cougar Scholar-Athlete ... nominated as an NCAA Post-Graduate Scholar ... hit a grand slam in the 25-2 victory over the Air Force Academy ... gunned down a runner with his throw from right field to end the top of the ninth in an 11-8 come-from-behind victory over New Mexico ... tied for second on the team with five game-winning RBI ... had the third-highest on-base percentage on the squad (.428) ... ended the season with a current 10-game hitting streak ... voted team co-captain.