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    CATCHER
    Chris Snyder
    Lettered from 2000-02 and was a member of three NCAA Regional teams... 2002 Baseball America Second-Team All-American... Set a UH single-season record with 71 RBIs in 2002... 2002 All-Conference USA First Team and 2002 C-USA All-Tournament Team honoree... C-USA Hitter of the Week (Feb. 10, 2002)... Honored as the Cougar Team MVP in 2002... Member of Team USA in 2001.

    FIRST BASE
    J.P. Woodward
    Lettered from 1999-00 and was a member of two NCAA Regional teams... 1999 NCBWA Third-Team All-American... Named to All-Tournament Teams at 1999 and 2000 NCAA Regionals at Cougar Field... 1999 All-Conference USA First Team... Ranked second in UH single-season history with 18 home runs in 1999 and finished career second in UH career history with 30 homers.

    SECOND BASE
    Ryan Ware
    Lettered at UH from 1996-97 and was a member of one NCAA Regional team. One of only two players to start all 63 games in 1997. Finished second on the team with 170 assists in 1997. 1997 C-USA Commissioner Honor Roll member.

    THIRD BASE
    Dustin Carr
    Lettered at UH from 1994-97... 1997 Collegiate Baseball Third-Team All-American... 1997 All-Conference USA First Team... Named UH's first C-USA Hitter of the Week (March 24, 1997)... Honored as Cougar co-MVP in 1997... Set school records with 80 runs scored, 108 hits and 32 doubles in 2004... Is the only player in school history to have four hitting streaks of more than 10 games in the same season...

    SHORTSTOP
    Aaron Melebeck
    Lettered at UH from 1999-00 and was a member of two NCAA Regional teams... Named to the 2000 NCAA Regional at Cougar Field All-Tournament Team... Set school record with 215 assists in 2000 and ranks second in UH career history in that category... Holds the school career record with a .459 batting average in NCAA postseason games.

    OUTFIELD
    Michael Bourn
    Lettered at UH from 2001-03 and was a member of three NCAA Regional teams... Named to All-Tournament Teams at 2003 NCAA Regional at College Station and 2002 NCAA Regional at Mesa... Member of 2002 C-USA All-Tournament Team... Swiped 35 stolen bases in 2001 and finished career with 90 stolen bases, both second-most in UH history... 2001 Collegiate Baseball Freshmen All-American Honorable Mention.

    Goefrey Tomlinson
    Lettered at UH from 1995-97... 1997 NCBWA First-Team All-American... Named to 1997 C-USA All-Tournament Team... C-USA Hitter of the Week (March 24, 1997).... Honored as Cougar co-MVP in 1997... .427 batting average in 1997 ranks as the second-highest in UH single-season history and was the last .400 average by a Cougar hitter.

    Brandon Caraway
    Lettered at UH from 1997-00 and was a member of three NCAA Regional teams... 1999 NCBWA Third-Team All-American... Only player in school history to be named to three C-USA All-Tournament Teams (1998-00)... 1999 All-Conference USA First Team honoree as an infielder... Named to 1999 NCAA Regional at Cougar Field All-Tournament Team... C-USA Hitter of the Week (Feb. 15, 1999)... School career leader in hits, doubles, total bases and stolen bases... Named Team Most Valuable Player following the 1999 season.

    DESIGNATED HITTER
    Jarrod Bitter
    Lettered at UH from 1998-00 and was a member of two NCAA Regional teams... 2000 NCBWA Second-Team All-American... 2000 All-Conference USA First Team honoree as a catcher... 2000 C-USA Tournament Most Outstanding Player and member of the 2002 2002 C-USA All-Tournament Team... Three-time member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (1998-00)... Ranks as the Cougar's fifth-leading hitter with a .368 career batting average and finished fifth in UH history with 150 career RBIs...

    STARTING PITCHERS
    Brad Sullivan
    Lettered at UH from 2001-03 and was a member of three NCAA Regional teams... 2002 Consensus First-Team All-American and was a 2001 Baseball Weekly Freshmen First-Team All-American... Named to 2002 NCAA Regional at Mesa All-Tournament Team... Two-time member of the ABCA All-South Central Region Team (2002, 2003)... 2002 C-USA Pitcher of the Year and was a 2002 All-Conference USA First-Team honoree... Two-time member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2001-02).... Five-time C-USA Pitcher of the Week honoree... Three-time Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week and one time NCNWA National Player of the Week... Tied UH record with 13 wins and set another record with 157 strikeouts in 2002... Threw 30.2 consecutive scoreless innings for the third-highest mark in UH history and finished career as UH and C-USA career leader with 409 strikeouts... Member of Team USA in 2002.

    Shane Nance
    Lettered at UH from 1997-00 and was a member of three NCAA Regional teams... 1997 Collegiate Baseball Freshmen First-Team All-American.. Named to All-Tournament Team at 2000 NCAA Regional at Cougar Field... 1998 All-Conference USA First Team honoree... 2000 NCAA Regional at Houston Most Outstanding Player... Two-time member of the C-USA All-Tournament Teams (1999, 2000)... Six-time C-USA Pitcher of the Week honoree... Finished as UH career leader with 32 wins and 411.1 innings pitched and ranked second in school history with 388 strikeouts... Member of Team USA in 1998-99.

    Kyle Crowell
    Lettered at UH from 1998-00 and was a member of two NCAA Regional teams... 1999 NCBWA Second-Team All-American and was a 2000 Baseball American First-Team All-American... Two-time C-USA Pitcher of the Year (1999, 2000), making him the only Cougar hurler to accomplish that feat... Two-time All-Conference USA First-Team honoree (1999, 2000).... Five-time C-USA Pitcher of the Week honoree... Tied UH single-season record with 13 wins in 2000... Threw 36.2 consecutive scoreless innings in 1999 to set a school record... Member of Team USA in 1999.

    RELIEF PITCHERS
    Jesse Crain
    Lettered at UH in 2002 and was a member of one NCAA Regional Team... 2002 Baseball America and Baseball Weekly First-Team All-American... 2002 All-Conference USA First Team honoree at shortstop AND relief pitcher... Became the first player in C-USA history to earn First-Team designation at two different positions in the same season... C-USA Hitter of the Week (Feb. 25, 2002) and C-USA Pitcher of the Week (April 1, 2002)... Became only the second player in C-USA history and the first in UH history to be named C-USA Hitter and Pitcher of the Week in the same season... 2002 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll member... Set a then-UH school record with 10 saves in 2002 and tossed 35.2 consecutive scoreless innings, the second-highest mark in school history... Member of Team USA in 2003.

    Ryan Wagner
    Lettered at UH from 2002-03 and was a member of two NCAA Regional teams... Set an NCAA Division I record with 16.8 strikeouts per nine innings in 2003... 2003 Collegiate Baseball, Sports Weekly, ABCA and Baseball America First-Team All-American... 2003 member of All-Tournament Team at NCAA Regional at College Station.. 2003 ABCA All-South Central Regional First-Team honoree.... 2003 All-Conference USA Second Team member... 2002 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll member... Set a UH single-season record with 15 saves in 2003.

    Robert Dieudonne
    Lettered at UH from 1997-00 and was a member of three NCAA Regional teams. Versatile player who saw action at a variety of positions throughout his career. Pitched in 30 games in 1997, tying for the fifth most in UH single-season history. Ranks fifth in UH career history with 78 games pitched.

    UTILITY
    Kevin Roberts
    Lettered at UH in 2003-04 and is a member of the 2005 Cougar team... 2004 C-USA All-Tournament Team honoree... Led 2004 Cougars with a .374 batting average and finished second among pitchers with 67 strikeouts... Played every position but catcher, first base and center field in 2004... Two-time member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2003-04).

    MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER
    Goefrey Tomlinson
    Lettered at UH from 1995-97... 1997 NCBWA First-Team All-American... Named to 1997 C-USA All-Tournament Team... C-USA Hitter of the Week (March 24, 1997).... Honored as Cougar co-MVP in 1997... .427 batting average in 1997 ranks as the second-highest in UH single-season history and was the last .400 average by a Cougar hitter.

    MOST OUTSTANDING TEAM
    2000
    Set a school record with 48 wins, topping previous record by four victories... Advanced to the NCAA Super Regional championship game at Cougar Field... Named a No. 5 National Seed by the NCAA prior to the NCAA Regionals.

     

     

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