2004 Conference USA All-Tournament Team
Veteran catcher who is one of the top performers in Conference USA as well as in the nation ... Returns to claim his starting position for the fourth-straight year ... The coaching staff is counting on him to provide leadership on and off the field ... Hits in the cleanup spot, providing power in the lineup ... Handles the bat well, hitting for average and for power ... Outstanding defensively behind the plate and has a good arm ... Tremendous receiver ... Calls an excellent game ... Coach on the field ... Knows the game very well ... In Conference USA statistics, he was No. 4 in walks, No. 7 in caught stealing by and No. 10 in fielding chances and putouts in overall games ... In conference games only, he was No. 4 in walks, tied for No. 6 in home runs, No. 7 in on-base percentage and No. 8 in slugging percentage
2004 (r-Jr.): Played in 63 games and started 62 ... Hit .291 with 14 doubles, one triple, nine home runs, 40 RBIs and 41 walks ... Finished with 19 multiple-hit games (15 games with two hits, three games with three hits, one game with four hits) and 10 multiple-RBI games (five games with two, four games with three, one game with five) ... In conference games only, he hit .343 with seven doubles, one triple, eight home runs, 20 walks and 26 RBIs ... Hit .330 with eight doubles, one triple, five home runs, 20 walks and 15 RBIs over the last half of the year ... Named to the Conference USA All-Tournament after hitting .391 (9-for-23) with three doubles, a home run, four walks and five RBIs (5/26-30) ... Finished with two hits, two runs scored, three RBIs, a double and a home run against Tulane (5/27) ... Had two hits against UAB (5/29) and TCU (5/30) each of the next two days ... Hit 5-for-14 (.357) with two doubles, three walks and two RBIs in the three-game series against TCU (4/2-4) and the championship game of the C-USA Tournament (5/30) ... Went 7-for-14 (.500) at Saint Louis with a double, three home runs, 11 RBIs and 17 total bases (1.214 slugging percentage) ... Finished with three hits, a double and three RBIs in game one, two hits, a home run and three RBIs in game two and had two home runs and three more RBIs in game three ... Hit .294 (5-for-17) with a double, two home runs, five walks and 12 total bases (.706 slugging) in the Memphis three-game series (4/16-18) and the two-games in the C-USA Tournament (5/26, 28) ... Batted .462 (6/13) with a double, two home runs, three walks, four RBIs and 13 total bases (1.000) at Tulane (3/23-25) for the three-game series and in the C-USA Tournament (5/27) ... Finished with a double, a home run and three RBIs in the C-USA Tournament game (5/27) ... Hit a team-high .444 (8-for-18) with a double, an RBI, four walks and nine total bases (.500 slugging) in the three-game series at UAB (5/1-3) and the two games in the Conference USA Tournament (5/28) ... Finished with four hits in game one of the three-game series ... Went 5-for-14 (.385) with two home runs, five RBIs and 11 total bases (.846 slugging) in the three-game series against Louisville (5/7-9) ... Hit a three-run homer in game one, posted three hits in game two and had a solo homer in game three ... Finished with two home runs and five RBI at Southeastern Louisiana (4/13) ... Collected three hits, a double a triple, two walks and scored three runs in game three of the Charlotte series (5/16)
2003 (r-So.): Started all 62 games in which he played ... Batted .325 with 20 doubles, 12 home runs and 61 RBIs ... Led the team in walks with 35, had an on-base percentage of .414 and a slugging percentage of .550 ... Only had three errors in 447 chances for a .993 fielding percentage ... 2003 Second-Team All-Conference USA selection ... Finished with 28 multiple-hit games (23 games with two hits, four with three, one with four) and 16 multiple-RBI games (eight games with two RBIs, five with three, two with four, one with five or more) ... Hit .336 in conference games only with nine doubles, eight home runs and 35 RBIs ... Had a .448 on-base percentage and .613 slugging percentage ... Finished with 21 walks ... Didn't have any errors in conference games ... In Conference USA statistics in overall games, tied for No. 2 in doubles, No. 3 in walks, No. 5 in RBIs, No. 6 in caught stealing by and putouts, No. 7 in total bases, tied for No. 9 in hits and home runs and No. 10 in slugging percentage ... In conference only games, he is tied for No. 1 in fielding percentage, No. 2 in walks, No. 4 in RBIs, tied for No. 6 in home runs and runs scored, No. 8 in on-base percentage, tied for No. 8 in putouts and total bases and No. 10 in slugging percentage ... Two hits in five at bats, including a grand slam and finished with five RBIs against Southern in the NCAA Regional Tournament (5/31) ... Three hits with a double and two RBIs in the third game of the Houston series, helping the Golden Eagles win the Conference USA regular-season championship (5/17) ... Named the MVP of the South Alabama Coca-Cola Classic after hitting 4-for-5 against South Alabama (2/23) with three runs, three doubles, one home run and three RBIs ... Finished with six hits in 12 at bats in the Tulane series (3/28-30) with a double, two home runs and drove in six runs ... Hit the game-winning home run in the bottom of the eighth inning of the second game ... Seven hits in 12 at bats in the Saint Louis series (3/14-16) with two doubles and three RBIs ... Hit 2-for-4 against USF (5/10) in game two of the series with four runs scored, two home runs and three RBIs ... The next day, went 2-for-3 against USF (5/11) with two runs, a home run and three RBIs ... Two hits, two doubles and four RBIs at New Orleans (2/18) ... Two hits, a home run and drove in four runs in the second game of the Louisville series (3/22) ... Two hits with a double, a home run and three RBIs in the series opener at Cincinnati (4/2) ... 2002 (r-Fr.): Played in 56 games and started 55 ... 2002 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American ... 2002 Conference USA All-Freshman ... Batted .288 with 17 doubles, nine home runs and 53 RBIs ... Tied for third on the team in doubles and was second in RBIs and home runs ... Third on the team with 107 total bases ... Tied for fifth on the team in hits (63) ... Posted a .988 fielding average, committing only five errors in 409 chances ... Finished with 17 multiple-hit games (two hits in 12 games, three hits in four hits, four hits once) and 14 multiple-RBI games (two RBIs in nine games, three RBIs in four games and five-plus RBIs once) ... Hit .308 in Conference USA games with nine doubles, five homers and 25 RBIs ... Displays a .444 on-base percentage and .452 slugging percentage ... .979 fielding average with only three errors in 140 chances ... 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, two runs and drove in three runs in his first collegiate game against Lipscomb (2/15) ... 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored against Nebraska (2/24) ... 2-for-4 with a home run in the second game of the Houston series (3/30) ... 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs in the third game of the Charlotte series (4/7) ... 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and two RBIs against New Orleans (4/10) ... 4-for-6 with a double, two home runs and drove in six runs at Southeastern Louisiana (4/24) ... 4-for-10 with three runs scored and four RBIs in the Memphis series (5/3-5) ... 4-for-10 with a double, a home run and four RBIs in the East Carolina series (5/10-12) ... A homer in the final game of the season against Tulane (5/24)
2001 (Fr.): Redshirted
Prep: Four-year letterwinner for Coach Charlie Beall at Heritage Academy ... Hit .482 with seven doubles, one triple, 12 home runs and 46 RBIs as a senior ... .583 on-base percentage and 1.024 slugging percentage ... A three-time all-conference selection ... Conference most valuable player ... Named the male athlete of the year in the state games ... Also lettered in football and basketball ... American Red Cross Youth Board ... Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Volunteer for Kids with Character
Personal: Son of Hal and Mary Willcutt ... Third of four children ... Majoring in human resources management ... Enjoys hunting in his spare time ... Born Feb. 18, 1982.
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