Wes Guenther Athlete Profile

#9 Wes Guenther

Position: Catcher Height: 6-0 Weight: 195 Roster Years: 2007 | 2010-2012 Hometown: Overland Park, KS Mission: Concepcion, Chile Last School: Blue Valley NW High School

Personal

  • Born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Parents are Ralph and Norma
  • Served a volunteer two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Concepcion, Chile
  • Serves as a member of the Cougar Council representing all BYU student-athletes
  • Married BYU pole vaulter Christen Botteron in December 2010
  • Graduated in exercise science

Before BYU

  • Was second team all-state for Blue Valley Northwest High
  • Played in the Kansas All-State Game
  • Two-time first team All-Eastern Kansas League
  • Selected to the All-Sunflower team in 2006 as well as All-Johnson County
  • Was honorable mention All-Metro in 2006
  • Played two years of varsity basketball
  • Set several prep records on the 6A level
  • Coached by Corby Lange

Stats

Year    Avg.   G-GS   AB    R    H   2B   3B   HR   RBI    TB   BB   SO
2007   .316    19-1   19    3    6    1    0    0    2      7    1    6
2010   .311    13-12  45    5   14    1    0    1    5     18    1    5
2011   .246    36-30 114   13   28    5    0    2   16     39    7   20
2012   .271    48-48 181   21   49    8    1    0   23     59    9   20


2007 | Freshman Year

  • Named Scholar Athlete by the BYU Student Athlete Academic Center

2010 | Sophomore Year

  • Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-MWC
  • Hit his home run at UT Arlington
  • Injured his shoulder sliding into third base at New Mexico and missed the last third of the season due to surgery

2011 | Junior Year

  • Had the game-winning RBI with a pinch-hit 3-run triple vs. Utah Valley

2012 | Senior Year

  • Academic All-West Coast Conference
  • WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll, gold level
  • Nominated for Johnny Bench Award
  • Co-captain