|HONORS & AWARDS
|2017||American All-Academic Team|
Appeared in 23 games, making nine starts in his debut season...Made first career start in the outfield at Memphis (April 14)...Hit first career home run in that game as well...Finished year with a .258 average, four RBI and 10 runs scored...Went 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI in win vs. Tulane (April 22)...Also went 2-for-2 with a run and RBI, off the bench, vs. Sam Houston State (April 18)...Walked seven times...Helped Houston to a regular-season and conference tournament championship title as well as the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Houston Regional.
Did not appear in any games for Houston as a true freshman.
Was a four-year letterwinner for St. Thomas Catholic School…Played under Baseball Hall of Famer and Astros Great Craig Biggio during the 2012 and 2013 seasons…Was a First Team All-State and All-District selection in 2015…Named the STH MVP his senior season…Named Second Team All-District and to the All-State Tournament Team in 2014…Off the field, volunteered with BRIDGE, a program helping underprivileged children.
Full name is Wendell Maurice Champion III…Born September 26, 1996 in Houston…Son of Cynthia and Wendell Champion…Has one sister, Alexandra…Plans to major in industrial engineering and pursue a career in the oil industry.