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Nick Faunce - Baseball - Kansas Jayhawks

Nick Faunce

Position OF
Weight 196 lbs.
Class Redshirt Senior
Height 5'11''
Hometown Eugene, Ore.
High School South Eugene

Career Honors and Records:

  • 2008 Athletic Director[apos]s Honor Roll
  • 2008 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • 2007 Academic All-Big 12 First Team

2008 (RS-Junior): Selected First Team Academic All-Big 12 … Also named to the Athletic Director[apos]s Honor Roll … Played in 48 games, making 37 starts in center field … Hit .326 with three homers and 13 RBIs … Hit all three of his homers at Hoglund Ballpark … Batted .400 (22-for-55) in home games … Hit .308 against Big 12 opponents … Hit safely in his first four games, all at Hawaii-Hilo … Collected a career-high four hits against Iowa (3/2), including two doubles and three runs scored … Hit an eighth inning homer to lead KU past Missouri State (4/16) … Went 3-for-5 with a homer and a double against Missouri (4/11) … Also collected three hits against Kansas State (5/16).

Summer 2007: Hit .233 with 14 doubles and three triples for the Watertown Wizards of the New York Collegiate Baseball League … Scored 19 runs and drove in 17 … Stole 10 bases in 13 attempts … Teammate of current Jayhawk Brian Heere.

2007 (RS-Sophomore): Saw action in 34 games, including one start in right field … Hit .333 with five RBIs and six runs scored in 24 at-bats … Hit .389 (7-for-18) against right handed pitching … Posted career highs in hits (two) and runs scored (two) against Baker (3/7) … Picked up first career stolen base against Texas A&M (3/17) … Collected a two-run single at No. 25 Missouri (4/1).

Summer 2006: Played in 27 games for the San Diego Waves of the Western Baseball Association … Hit .280 with six doubles, a home run and four stolen bases … Teammate of current Jayhawk Buck Afenir.

2006 (RS-Freshman): Appeared in 16 games for the Jayhawks as a freshman … Collected his first collegiate hit at Lipscomb (2/25) … Drove in three runs, including a pair against Missouri State (4/18) … Played two games in the outfield in the NCAA Tournament.

Summer 2005: Played for Cheyenne of the Mountain Collegiate Baseball League … Led the Grizzlies in games started (43), batting average (.335), at-bats (161), hits (54), triples (11), RBIs (34) and runs (28) … Tied for the team lead in doubles (11) and home runs (two).

2005: Took a redshirt.

High School: Collected six letters in football and baseball at South Eugene High School in Eugene, Ore. … Was selected honorable mention all-league as an outfielder in 2002 and honorable mention as an infielder in 2003 … Named first team all-league in football during the 2003 season … Selected first team all-league infielder and third team all-state following his senior season … Coached by Cole Nagler.

Personal: Parents are Ron and Barbara Faunce … Both parents attended Kansas … Majoring in chemistry.