7 - Tim Wheeler|
|Previous School:||El Camino HS|
AS A JUNIOR (2009)
Earned All-America honors from four publications...the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and Baseball America named him Second Team All-American, while the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and Ping Baseball named him to their third teams...was the 32nd selection in the first round of the 2009 Draft by the Colorado Rockies, becoming the first player in program history to be drafted above the fourth round...also became the school’s first two-time first team all-Western Athletic Conference selection, hitting .385 on the season with 18 home runs and 72 runs batted in, setting the school’s single-season RBI record in the process...also broke the school’s all-time RBI mark in just three seasons, boasting 142 in his career...hit .457 with runners in scoring position, and .451 with runners on base, while amassing 15 stolen bases and five outfield assists...ranked in the top 30 nationally in six categories, with his highest ranking coming in RBI...finished second on the team in batting average, while leading the team in home runs, RBI, triples (3), total bases (153), slugging percentage (.765), on base percentage (.494), walks (29), hit by pitch (17), and stolen bases (15)...led the team with a .398 batting average in conference play...hit grand slams on March 8 against Saint Mary's and April 11 against Utah Valley...in the game against Saint Mary's, hit three home runs and produced eight RBI, the second most in a single game in school history...named preseason third team All-American by Baseball America...also named to the Brooks Wallace Player of the Year Watch List...ranked as the 38th best collegiate draft prospect and the 88th overall draft eligible prospect by Baseball America during its November preseason rankings.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2008)
First team all-Western Athletic Conference selection after hitting .330 with three home runs and 43 RBI...was 10-of-12 in stolen bases while providing a team-best 56 singles to go along with 12 doubles and a triple...had his best series of the season in an early conference test against Hawai’i, when he went 7-for-15 at the plate with a double, triple, and two home runs, including a grand slam...drove home seven Hornet runs during the four-game sweep...tied for the longest hitting streak in the WAC on the season with teammate Ryan Blair, as both hit safely in 20 consecutive games...posted 17 multi-hit games, which was second on the team, while also adding 9 multiple RBI games...recorded eight outfield assists and had just four errors in 150 chances in center field...named to the Cape Cod League All-Star team while earning team MVP honors for the Orleans Cardinals over the summer...led his team in hits and led the league in stolen bases...named the 22nd best prospect in the Cape Cod League by Baseball America, one of only two WAC players to be honored.
AS A FRESHMAN (2007)
Posted a stellar freshman campaign as the Hornets’ everyday centerfielder...batted .310 with six home runs and 27 RBI...came into his own during conference play, where he was second on the team in batting average, hitting .352 against WAC pitching, while connecting on five of his home runs and 19 of his RBI during the Hornets’ 24 games inside of conference...had a great two-day stretch on April 6-7 against Hawai’i...went 4-for-4 at the plate with a triple and three runs scored on the 6th...followed it up the next day with a 3-for-4 performance with two doubles and four RBI.
A 2006 graduate of El Camino HS in Sacramento...a two-sport star for the Eagles...played four years of both baseball and football...on the diamond under head coach Jim Bennett, he was named to the all-metro first team after batting .535 with eight doubles, three triples, three home runs, 15 stolen bases and 28 runs...led the Capital Athletic League in average, runs scored, slugging percentage, on-base percentage and stolen bases...a three-time all-CAL first team selection and three-time team MVP selection...on the football field, played quarterback and defensive back for the Eagles, earning all-metro honorable mention accolades his senior and junior seasons as well as first-team all-CAL honors...also in 2005, was named CAL MVP and team MVP...
Born Jan. 21, 1988...parents are Frank and Helen Wheeler...older brother James pitched for the Hornets from 2003-06...major is journalism.