Scouting Report: Senior returns poised to be a full-time starter in 2003 after serving as perhaps the Frogs' most valuable utility player a season ago.
As a Junior (2002): Recorded a .306 batting average in 41 games, tops among Horned Frogs reserves ... also led TCU players with less than 30 starts in most offensive categories, including runs, hits, doubles, home runs and RBI ... made 28 starts at DH (16), SS (10) and 2B (2) ... after missing start of season due to an assortment of injuries, went 2-for-4 with a double and run scored in debut vs. Sam Houston State on Feb. 23 ... had back-to-back two-RBI games vs. USC and UT-Pan American on March 8-9, including first-career home run against the Trojans ... recorded third multi-RBI game in five outings with two ribbies in 8-6 win over Southern Miss in C-USA opener on March 15 ... went 3-for-7 with a pair of doubles and three RBI in two games versus Tulane April 19-20 ... capped season-long seven-game hitting streak with a career-high three hits and three runs, including second home run of season, May 11 versus Cincinnati ... carried .340 batting average into final five games of season, but managed just one hit in last 14 at-bats ... hit in every spot of TCU batting order but third and eighth.
At Seminole: An all-conference and all-region performer at shortstop ... batted .360 with five home runs and 55 RBI in 2001 ... Seminole posted a 91-34 overall record during Elkouri's two years on the squad ... coached by Lloyd Simmons.
High School: Batted .465 with 8 HR, 50 RBI and 20 SB as a senior ... led Asher to 1999 Oklahoma State Championship ... a 1999 all-state selection ... coached by Will Hunt ... earned eight total letters in high school, also playing football and basketball ... transferred to Asher from Little Axe High School, where he played baseball under the tutelage of his father.
Personal: Full name is Don Shaff Elkouri (pronounced EL-Curry) ... born December 4 , 1979 (23 years old) ... son of Debbie and Paul Elkouri ... enjoys cooking, music and movies ... majoring in speech communication with a movement science minor.