Former Jayhawk Tribble Inks Professional Contract

Jan. 21, 2005

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Former University of Kansas outfielder Matt Tribble has signed a professional contract with the Chicago White Sox organization.

Tribble who played four seasons at KU, finished his career first in Kansas history with 825 at bats and second in games played with 219. In his final season in Lawrence, Tribble batted .311 and collected 16 doubles and four home runs, while driving in in 46 runs.

A native of Wheaton, Ill., Tribble was selected as honorable mention All-Big 12 following the conclusion of the season.

Tribble was selected in the 15th round of the 2000 Major League Baseball draft by the Chicago Cubs, but choose to attend KU.

“I’m thrilled that Matt has an opportunity to play professionally,” said Kansas coach Ritch Price. “He has been one of the finest players that I have had the chance to coach. He has made a 100 percent recovery from the injury that he suffered at the end of last season. This is a great opportunity for him to take his game to the next level and it is exciting that it is with his hometown organization, the Chicago White Sox.”