2009 All-NCAA Regional Team
2009 BIG EAST Tournament MVP
2009 Second Team All-BIG EAST
2008 Second Team All-BIG EAST
2009: Named Second Team All-BIG EAST. Finished second on the team with .350 average to go with nine home runs and 55 RBI. Led the team with 55 walks and was second the team with 82 runs scored. The 82 runs are No. 4 on the Cards' single season list, while the 55 walks rank fourth. Drafted in the 31st Round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Chicago Cubs. Had a hit in each of the Cards' four NCAA Regional games and scored twice to earn All-Regional honors. Earned the Jack Kaiser Award as the Most Outstanding Player of the BIG EAST Tournament after hitting .500 with eight RBI and six runs scored in the Cards' five games in Clearwater, Fla. Finished 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in title game win over UConn. Went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in semifinal win over Notre Dame. Finished 2-for-3 with three runs scored in win at WKU on May 12. Was 2-for-5 with an RBI in May 8 win at St. John's. He finished 7-for-9 with six RBI and seven runs scored in the Cards' two-game sweep of Ohio State on May 5-6. Went 4-for-5 with his eighth home run, four RBI and three runs scored on May 6 against OSU. Finished 3-for-4 with two RBI and four runs in May 5 win over Buckeyes. Was 2-for-4 in each of the Cards' two wins at Villanova and scored three times on May 2. Went 2-for-4 with two RBI, two runs scored and his seventh home run of the season in win at UK on April 28. Was 2-for-5 with his sixth home run of the season on April 25 against Notre Dame. Finished 4-for-5 with three runs scored and one RBI on April 24 against Irish. Scored three runs with one hit and two walks in Cards' comeback win at IU on April 21. Had the game-winning RBI single in the Cards' 4-3 win in 14 innings at Rutgers on April 19. Was 1-for-3 with one RBI and two runs scored on April 18 at RU. Finished 2-for-3 with his fifth home run of the season, four RBI and three runs scored in 15-1 win over Indiana on April 7. Was 2-for-2 with one RBI and one run against Cincinnati on April 5. Finished 2-for-6 with three RBI, two runs and fourth home run of the season in April 3 win at UC. Was 1-for-5 with one RBI in win over Ball State. Hit his third home run of the season in the Cards' win over WKU on March 25. Had one of his best games ever in the Louisville uniform on March 24 against Evansville going 5-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored. Went 1-for-4 with a pair of runs scored against Georgetown on March 22. Was 1-for-3 with an RBI, three runs scored and walked three times in win at UT on March 11. Had two hits and scored two runs in win over EIU on March 7. Was 3-for-6 with four RBI and two runs scored against Milwaukee on March 6. Was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, an RBI and a run scored against EKU on March 3. Named BIG EAST Player of the Week on March 2 for his strong performances against EKU on Feb. 25 and Bowling Green on Feb. 27-March 1. Had six RBI, two home runs and was 5-for-14 overall in series with Bowling Green. Had first career two-home run game and his second career grand slam in 2-for-5 performance against BGSU on Feb. 27. Also had career-high five RBI in the win over Falcons on Feb. 27. Finished 1-for-2 with a triple, two runs scored, two walks and an RBI in the win over EKU on Feb. 25. Also had career-high 17 putouts in win over Colonels. Was 3-for-4 with a run scored in the season-opener at No. 11 Florida.
2008: Named Second Team All-BIG EAST, batting .323 with 13 doubles, five triples, five home runs and 44 RBI. Walked a team-high 33 times, striking out just 23 times. Stole eight bases in nine attempts, starting 60 of the 62 games. Had a huge BIG EAST Championship game, going 2-for-4 with two RBI and a double and a stolen base. Went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks in win over Villanova in the BIG EAST Championship semifinal on May 23. Was 7-of-14 with a home run in three-game set at WVU. Collected four hits and win at IU on May 6. Homered in the win at GU on May 4. Went 5-for-9 with four doubles, three RBI and two runs in pair of wins over Villanova. Was 4-for-5 with a walk, a stolen base, two runs, four RBI and hit the third of three consecutive home runs in the win at Ohio State on April 16. Drilled a game winning grand slam in the ninth to lead the Cards to a win in the series opener at USF on April 11. Belted three hits at Kentucky, scoring once. Went 3-for-4 with three RBI at Pitt on March 29. Tied a school record with two triples, driving in three runs in win at EKU on March 25. Was 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI in win over UConn on March 20. Walked three times, adding a hit and three runs in win over Kent on March 15. Drove in three with a pair of hits in win over Wright State on March 12. Went 3-for-5 with three runs scored in win over Xavier on March 11. Belted his first home run of the season and tripled, driving in three in win over EKU on March 5. Tripled and drove in a pair in 2-for-4 effort at Vanderbilt. Opened his Cardinal career with a 1-for-3 day with two walks, a stolen base and two runs scored in the win over CSU on Feb. 23.
Ole Miss: Spent a portion of his freshman season in Oxford, batting .311 with four doubles, four home runs, 12 RBI, 14 runs and 14 walks in just 30 games. Homered and doubled in his first college game in a win against New Orleans. He crushed a two-run shot to the upper deck in the Metrodome, going 5-for-6 at the plate with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in a doubleheader at Minnesota. Won the batting award and MVP of the DQ Classic in the Twin Cities.
High School: Named Indiana's Gatorade Player of the Year and an AFLAC All-American as a senior, batting .506 with 11 home runs and 38 RBI. A three-time All-State selection and four-time All-Conference honoree. Batted .475 for his career with 26 home runs, 137 RBI, 33 doubles, eight triples and 135 runs scored. Drafted in the 18th round by the Milwaukee Brewers following his senior season. Took the hill as well his first three seasons, posting a 28-0 record and an 0.84 ERA, posting four saves. Amassed 300 K's in 194.0 IP. A Louisville Slugger All-American as a junior. Won his high school's first state title in 2004 with the Dragons, blasting a two-run home runs to put the team up 3-2, and securing it with four shutouts innings.
Personal: Born to Danny and Cheryl Clark on 8/12/87 in Indianapolis. Majoring in sport administration. Would like to play pro baseball after college. His father is his greatest influence on his athletic career. Likes basketball, weightlifiting, church, hanging out with friends, fast cars and watching movies like For the Love of The Game, Hitch, Bad Boys II and Gone in 60 Seconds. Favorite foods include anything Italian, BBQ chicken, cheeseburgers and Mexican food.