2002 METROPLEX COLLEGE BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
2002 FIRST-TEAM ALL-TEXAS
2002 FIRST-TEAM ALL-REGION
2002 EASTON REDLINE ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM
2002 SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
2002 ALL-ALASKA SUMMER LEAGUE
2003 SECOND-TEAM PRESEASON ALL-AMERICAN
Scouting Report: Preseason second-team all-America selection by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association ... 2002 consensus second-team all-American ... enjoyed one of the most prolific seasons in TCU history a year ago, batting .441 to shatter the Conference USA record and tying the TCU mark for single-season hits (94) ... led Horned Frogs in a majority of offensive categories in 2002, including batting average, hits, runs, total bases, on-base percentage and stolen bases ... ranks among the top-five on TCU's career lists in batting average (.381 -- fourth) and sacrifices (21 -- t-fourth) ... also outstanding in the field, recording a team-high eight outfield assists a season ago and earning national all-defensive team honors ... carried success from spring over to the summer, earning first-team all-league honors in the prestigious Alaska Summer League after batting a team-high .336 for the Anchorage Bucs of the wooden bat league.
As a Junior (2002): Put together one of the most prolific seasons at the plate in TCU and Conference USA history ... became the first TCU player to earn all-America honors since Royce Huffman garnered third-team plaudits in 1999 ... claimed second-team all-America honors from Baseball Weekly, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and the American Baseball Coaches Association ... became first Horned Frog to earn first-team all-Conference USA accolades ... also earned first-team all-Texas, all-region and Easton Redline national all-defensive team kudos ... named the Metroplex College Baseball Player of the Year by the Society for American Baseball Research ... garnered TCU's MVP and Offensive Player of the Year awards ... tied TCU single-season hits record of 94, originally set Huffman in 1999 ... .441 batting average shattered C-USA single-season record of .427, set by Houston's Geofrey Tomlinson in 1997 ... ranked seventh nationally in batting average ... average also second-best single-season mark ever at TCU ... also broke school's single-season record with 15 total sacrifices ... led TCU in batting average (.441), hits (94), runs (51), total bases (121), on-base percentage (.481), sacrifice bunts (12) and stolen bases (22), while tying for team lead with four triples ... besides leading C-USA in batting average, ranked among league's leaders in hits (2nd), runs (t-11th), total bases (10th), slugging percentage (9th), on-base percentage (4th), triples (t-3rd), sacrifice bunts (1st) and stolen bases (t-6th) ... hit safely in 47-of-55 games ... put together 21-game hitting streak from March 29-May 4 ... held two of TCU's four longest hitting streaks on the year (21 games from March 29-May 4 and eight games from March 10-24) ... notched a TCU-best 30 multi-hit games ... had 13 games with three-plus hits and three with four or more ... was tied for third on team with eight multi-RBI games ... tallied a hit in 27-of-30 C-USA games ... was held hitless in back-to-back games just once all season (May 16 & 18 at No. 10 Houston) ... in first start of season, banged out three hits, including a double, and scored twice as Frogs knocked off 16th-ranked Baylor 6-5 on Feb. 9 ... had three-straight two-hit games, amassing four RBI, Feb. 15-17 ... went a combined 7-for-9 with seven runs scored in two-game series versus Sam Houston State Feb. 23-24, including 4-for-4, career high-tying four-run effort in series finale ... had career-best 5-for-5 day March 4 vs. UT-Arlington, torching Mavs' pitching for two doubles, a triple and a career-high four RBI in 23-12 TCU rout ... went 3-for-4 against nationally regarded USC pitching staff March 8 ... collected at least one hit in first 23 games of C-USA slate ... torched Southern Miss for 6-for-13, three-run, three-RBI output in three games March 15-17 ... helped TCU to three-game sweep at No. 20 East Carolina (March 22-24) with five hits in 13 at-bats, including three runs driven in ... notched three-straight multi-hit games versus Charlotte (March 29-31), going a combined 8-for-14 with five runs scored as TCU took two-of-three from the 49ers ... smoked Saint Louis for third four-plus hit game of the season, going 4-for-4 with a double, triple and three RBI as the Frogs completed a three-game sweep of SLU on April 14 ... was TCU's lone bright spot in three-game sweep at the hands of Tulane (April 19-21) with a pair of three-hit outings and a two-hit affair, including third home run of season on April 20 ... snuck 75th hit of season through left side of Louisville infield to drive in tying and go-ahead runs in Horned Frogs' come-from-behind 12-10 victory at U of L on April 26 ... turned in second-straight three-hit game a day later in 13-4 triumph over Cardinals ... drove in runs in three-straight games from April 30, including one in April 30 loss to No. 5 Texas ... saw longest hit streak in recent TCU memory snapped on May 5 as UAB held him hitless for the first time in 22 games ... returned to form the very next weekend, collecting four hits in nine at-bats during three-game sweep of Cincinnati ... struggled a bit down the stretch, collecting just six hits in 23 at-bats as batting average tumbled from .463 to .441 ... did tally back-to-back two-hit games vs. No. 25 Louisville and South Florida in C-USA Tournament to close out season ... 19 of season's hits came in just 30 official at-bats in which he laid down a bunt (.633 pct.) ... also boasts one of the nation's strongest arms from the outfield, having collected a team-high eight outfield assists ... threw out two base runners in one game at Tulane on April 20 ... made just one error in 119 chances, good for a .992 fielding percentage, tops among TCU regulars.
As a Sophomore (2001): Transferred in mid-year from Creighton University ... made immediate impact on the squad, playing in 54 games, starting 48 ... collected second-team all-WAC accolades ... was second behind 12th-round draft pick Erick Macha for the team lead in batting with a .316 average ... recorded 22 multi-hit games, including five outings with three hits ... of his 62 hits, only 14 were for extra bases ... collected first multi-hit game on first day of the season, going 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored versus Prairie View on Jan. 30 ... went 2-for-4 with three runs and an RBI versus Hawai'i-Hilo (Feb. 19) ... collected three hits, four runs and an RBI in four at-bats versus UT-Pan American (March 4) ... strung together five-straight multi-hit games twice -- March 15-22 and April 16-22 ... blasted first collegiate home run March 22 at Hilo ... went 2-for-5 with three RBI, two runs, a double and a round-tripper at Nevada (April 5) ... belted a career-high three doubles in 3-for-4, three run effort against Hawai'i on April 16 ... attained last three-hit game of the campaign with 3-for-5, two RBI, one run, one double performance at Fresno State (April 22) ... made two appearances on the mound, allowing no earned runs and one hit in three innings of work ... struck out three in 2.1 IP at Nevada on April 7 ... allowed one hit and two unearned runs in two-thirds of an inning versus Texas on April 17.
At Creighton: Didn't record a decision in eight appearances ... opponents only hit at a .186 clip in 12.1 innings ... sported a 6.57 ERA ... was a member of Creighton's NCAA Tournament squad which participated in the 2000 NCAA Regional in Tempe, Ariz.
High School: Metroplex native starred at Plano Senior High School ... earned 1999 District 9-5A MVP honors, as well as all-district pitcher, all-district outfielder and Dallas Morning News all-area plaudits ... holds Plano Senior records for single-season hits (54) and RBI (46) ... coached by Terry Tuck ... also lettered in basketball.
Personal: Born September 11, 1980 (22 years old) ... son of Debbie and Terry Trofholz ... second of three children ... enjoys golf ... majoring in marketing.
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