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Chris Manship

Position IF
Height 6'3''
Weight 214 lbs.
Class Freshman
Hometown Cave Creek, Ariz.
High School Cactus Shadow HS

Career Honors and Awards:

  • Two-time Athletic Director[apos]s Honor Roll (Fall, 2008; Fall, 2010)
  • Two-time Big 12 Commissioner[apos]s Honor Roll (Fall, 2008; Fall, 2010)
  • Tom Hedrick Most Improved Player Award (2010)

2012 (Senior): Played in 41 games, making 33 starts … Started 25 games at designated hitter and eight at first base … Batted .271 with six doubles, a team-best four triples and a homer with 14 RBIs … Hit .311 against left-handed pitching … Collected 10 multi-hit contests … Tripled in each of his first two games: at Belmont (Feb. 18) and vs. Mississippi Valley State (Feb. 24) … Recorded a season-best three RBIs at UTSA (March 2) … Went 3-for-4 with his first home run of the season at Minnesota (March 10) … Matched season highs with three hits and three RBIs against Texas Tech (April 1) … Batted .355 through his first 19 games of the season … Went 3-for-9 with a double and an RBI in Jayhawk Classic (May 5-6) … Named to Jayhawk Classic All-Tournament Team … Went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple and an RBI in Big 12 Championship win over Texas (May 24).

Summer 2011:Played for the Duluth Huskies of the Northwoods League … Named a Northwoods League Postseason All-Star … Batted .291 with 23 doubles, four homers and 35 RBIs in 65 games … Led team with 69 hits and had an OPS of .829 (.439 slugging/.390 on-base).

2011 (Junior): Played in 37 games, making 31 starts … Started 30 games as the designated hitter and one at first base … Batted .250 with five doubles, two homers and 13 RBIs … Hit .313 (10-for-32) with runners in scoring position … Went 5-for-7 with a double in two starts against Eastern Michigan (March 11-13) … Collected two hits and scored two runs in KU[apos]s first conference win of the year against Oklahoma State (March 20) … Reached base five times in five plate appearances at Iowa (April 12) … Hit first collegiate home run in the ninth inning at Oklahoma (May 8).

Summer 2010: Played for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots of the Alaskan Collegiate Baseball League.

2010 (Sophomore): Named Tom Hedrick Most Improved Award winner … Played 37 games, making 29 starts, including seven behind the plate … Hit .336 with six doubles and 17 RBIs … Ninth on the team with nine multi-hit games … Went 4-for-4 with three RBIs as a pinch hitter against Sacramento State (Feb. 27) … Went 5-for-11 with a pair of RBIs against LSU (March 12-14) … Collected two hits in four at-bats with a double and two RBIs against Texas A&M (April 1) … Hit safely in six-straight games from April 9 to April 27 … Went 7-for-11 with a pair of doubles in a three-game series against Oklahoma (May 21-23) … Batted .393 during the month of May.

2009 (Freshman): Played in nine games, making two starts … Collected a hit in a pinch hitting role against No. 9 Baylor (April 5) … Started behind the plate against Memphis (Feb. 20) and against Chicago State (April 28).

Cacus Shadows HS: Lettered three years in baseball for head coach Tom Scala … Named all-region three times and all-state in 2007 and 2008 … Selected to All-State All Star Team in 2008 … Received Captain[apos]s Falcon Award of Excellence in 2007 and 2008 … Team won state championship in 2006 … Hit .486 with 13 homers, 49 RBIs and 42 runs scored as a senior … Hit 24 homers during his high school career and finished with 130 RBIs … Also lettered four years in football … A three-time all-region selection on the gridiron … Named All-State Tribune in 2006 and 2007 … Team won 2006 state championship in football … Was named Scholar Athlete in 2008 … A member of the National Society of High School Scholars … Recognized in Who[apos]s Who of American High School Athletes … Academic Athlete High Achiever of the Week in the Arizona Republic 2006,2007 … Nominated two years Congressional Leadership Conference … Cox Academic Excellence and Leadership Award 2007-2008.

Personal: Son of Jim and Debbie Manship … Brother, Jimmy Manship, played football at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. … Sister, Kanda, is ajunior and plays soccer at Cactus Shadow High School… Cousins Matt and Jeff Manship were both drafted by major league organizations … Jeff Manship is on the Minnesota Twins[apos] 40-man roster … An engineering major.