SOPHOMORE YEAR: 2007
Played and started in 52 games, hitting a team-high .369 and leading the team with 32 runs and 27 stolen bases against only three times caught stealing ... made 136 putouts while patrolling center field ... was a second-team All-Big Ten selection ... also hit one home run, drove in 30 runs and led the team with a .467 slugging percentage ... was named Big Ten Player of the Week on March 20, following a week where he hit .500 with eight runs and eight steals in five games ... had 23 multi-hit games on the season ... posted a 15-game hitting streak from April 21-May 12, raising his average from .344 to .381 over that span ... had a career-high four hits against North Florida (3/13) and had multiple hits in each of the next five games, going 15-for-30 over that span ... had a career-best three stolen bases against North Florida (3/14) ... hit his first-career home run against Purdue (4/14), going 1-for-3 with two runs in the victory ... matched his career-high with four hits against Indiana State (4/17), going 4-for-6 with two RBIs and three runs, including two doubles ... went 2-for-3 with a career-high four RBIs in a 10-7 win over Minnesota (5/19).
FRESHMAN YEAR: 2006
Started 40 games in right field and one in left field and played in 46 total ballgames ... batted .301 overall and .303 in conference games to go along with 16 RBIs and 16 runs ... finished second on the team with three triples and fourth with 16 steals in 18 attempts ... recorded 12 multi-hit games (fourth on the team), four multi-RBI contests and stole two or more bases five times ... 5-for-12 with two RBIs, three runs and a double in the Illinois series (5/14-15) ... in a win over Iowa (5/7), produced a 2-for-5 afternoon with one RBI, one run and two triples, which tied a school record for triples in a single game ... batted .385 and went a perfect 7-for-7 on the basepaths during the team's spring trip (3/12-18) ... stole a base in five straight games (3/13-17) after recording three steals vs. Vermont (3/17) ... 3-for-6 with two RBIs, two runs and a double at Charlotte (2/26).
Collected first team all-conference, All-Lorain County and all-district honors following his junior and senior seasons ... in 2005, batted .431 with a .487 on-base percentage, a .637 slugging percentage, five home runs, 34 runs, 44 hits, 35 steals in 35 attempts, including a straight steal of home, and committed no errors ... set the school runs, hits, singles, total bases and steals records as a senior and hit a school-record nine home runs as a junior ... also a wide receiver for head coach Bill Lynch and the Indiana football team, making 48 catches for 559 yards in 2007 ... first team All-Lorain County and all-district in football at Avon in 2005 ... parents are Doug and Judy Means.
Birthdate: Sept. 11, 1986