Born in Logan ... parents are Rodger and Geniel ... served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Argentina ... is an Eagle Scout ... majored in pre-medicine with a minor in Spanish.
Prepped at Mountain Crest High in Hyrum ... lettered four times in baseball, football and basketball ... set school records for career home runs (41) and touchdowns (62) ... four-time all-region, three-time all-state, Region Five MVP ... co-MVP in state all-star baseball game ... four-time all-region, three-time all-state and honorable mention All-American in football ... recruited by Stanford, Nebraska, Arizona State, Miami and Utah.
Was first-team All-American at Ricks College ... was also Region 18 MVP, two-time all-region and a two-time selection as the Oustanding Baseball Player ... hit .468, 31 homers and had 102 runs batted in to lead the nation in the latter two categories his last year at Ricks.
Year Avg. G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB-SBA
1998 .402 51-51 219 66 88 15 1 20 57 165 25 23 7-11
1999 .340 55-54 209 62 71 13 1 23 65 155 28 35 6-6
1998 | Junior Year
Second team All-Western Athletic Conference ... Academic All-WAC ... Cougar Club Scholar-Athlete ... was 30th in NCAA home runs with a .39 average ... hit a grand slam in a defeat over Fresno State at Provo ... hit two homers in one game against St. Mary's (Texas), Southern Utah, Air Force and twice against Utah ... played semi-pro for the Grand Rapids Sullivans where he led the Michigan team with 26 home runs on the squad that won the Great Lakes League with a 40-0 record ... that team was selected to represent the United States in Olympic-stayle competition at Holland and won the bronze medal.
1999 | Senior Year
First team All-Western Athletic Conference ... WAC home run king ... was 13th in NCAA home run average at .43 ... team co-captain ... selected pre-season All-America by Collegiate Baseball newspaper