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    Thanos Papavasiliou

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Sugar Land, Texas

    High School:
    Clements

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 185

    Position:
    Infield

    Birthdate:
    02/14/1982

    Experience:
    3L

    Thanos Papavasiliou

    2003 Silver Glove All-Series Team
    2002 C-USA Commissioner?s Honor Roll
    2001 Silver Glove All-Series Team
    2001 C-USA Commissioner?s Academic Medal
    2001 C-USA Commissioner?s Honor Roll

    2003 SEASON
    Appeared in 62 games with 58 starts, mostly at first base? Named to the Silver Glove All-Series Team for the second time in a three-year span? Finished second on team with 34 RBIs and led team with 26 walks.? Topped Cougars in the field with 432 putouts.. Went 3-for-3 with a double and RBI at Pepperdine at the Battle at the Beach? Batted 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs against Alabama at the Minute Maid Park Classic? Extended hitting streak against Rice with a double in the bottom of the ninth in the Silver Glove Series opener? Had a career day against Louisiana-Lafayette in the middle game of that series? Went 4-for-4 with a run and three RBIs against the Cajuns? Batted 1-for-3 with an RBI against East Carolina in the second game of that series? Batted 2-for-6 with a run, two RBIs and a triple against Rice in Game Three of the Silver Glove Series? Went 2-for-6 with two runs and two RBIs at Cincinnati in the first game of that series? Batted 2-for-3 with a pair of runs in the second game of the Cincinnati series? Went 2-for-3 with two runs, a run and a towering homer in the Cincinnati series finale? Went 1-for-5 with a run and added 14 putouts defensively at Sam Houston State? Went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs at TCU in the first game of that series? Scored the eventual game-winning run against UAB in the second game of the series? Went 1-for-4 with a run, double and three RBIs against Southwest Texas State? Batted 3-for-5 with two runs and a double at South Florida in the nightcap of a doubleheader? Came off the bench to bat 1-for-2 with a run, RBI and opposite-field homer at C-USA rival Memphis in the second game of the series?. Went 2-for-3 with two runs, a home run and three RBIs against Southern Miss in the series opener? Blasted a three run homer and later added an RBI single against Alabama in the elimination game at the NCAA Regional at College Station?. Finished the night 2-for-2 with a run and four RBIs coming off the bench against the Crimson Tide.

    2002 SEASON Went 2-for-4 against No. 8 and host Cal State Fullerton during the first day of the Kia Baseball Bash... Went 2-for-4 with a key, two-out RBI single in the eighth inning against McNeese State during UH?s come-from-behind win... Went 2-for-4 with a double and RBI against East Carolina in the middle game of that series? Had a career day at ECU in that series finale? Went 4-for-4 with an RBI against the Pirates... Went 3-for-4 with two runs, a double and three RBIs against Memphis in the first game of that series... Went 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs against Memphis in the middle game of that series... Went 2-for-4 with two RBIs against Saint Louis in the first game of that series... Came off the bench to go 1-for-2 with two runs and two RBIs against South Florida in the first game of that series... Batted 2-for-3 with a double and two runs at Charlotte in the series opener... Went 2-for-4 against East Carolina in the C-USA Tournament championship game... Batted 2-for-4 with a pair of runs against New Mexico State during the first game of the NCAA Regional at Mesa.

    2001 SEASON
    First broke into the starting lineup against right-handed pitching but worked his way into 35 starts and 43 appearances... Held out of the lineup during the first 10 games of the season in an attempt to redshirt one of UH?s many freshmen... Made his NCAA debut against LSU and started for the first time two days later against No. 1 Rice, where he collected three hits, drove in a run and scored... Slugged three hits against first-round draft pick Mark Prior... Also had three hits against Southern Miss and Saint Louis... Starting first baseman in 20 of 27 Conference USA games... Steady hitter who batted .275 against C-USA competition and .281 for all games... Slugged doubles against nationally-ranked Cal State Fullerton and at Memphis... Ended season on 15-for-34 (.441) streak... Freshman who was intentionally walked by Charlotte in the bottom of the ninth inning of the come-from-behind win... Went 3-for-8 in the series against No. 6 Tulane... Tallied a career-best three RBIs in the finale against the Green Wave... Came off the bench in the bottom of the ninth inning of the Baylor game to deliver a leadoff pinch-hit single... Hit .318 with runners on base, .319 with runners in scoring position and .340 with two outs... All but two of his first 35 at-bats were against teams that had played in the NCAA Regionals during the previous year... Named to the All-Series Team, for UH?s annual five games with crosstown rival Rice.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Second Team All-Greater Houston selection by the Houston Chronicle... First Team All-District 20-5A honoree... Led Clements High School to a 30-7-1 record and the Class 5A Region III Finals... Had an outstanding Game Two of the regional, going 4-for-4 with the game-winning triple... Batted .458 with five home runs and 36 RBIs for the full season... Coached by Herb Espinosa... Outstanding student who scored an 1120 on the SAT

    PERSONAL
    Born on February 14, 1982, in Houston... Parents are Theo and Mary Papavasiliou... Finance major... played summer baseball in the Kyle Chapman league for head coach Mike Rutledge.

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