Honors and Awards:
- All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (2010)
- Jeff Niemeier “Big Stick” Award (2010)
- Two-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Spring, 2008; Spring, 2010)
- Two-time Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (Spring 2008; Spring, 2010)
Summer 2010: Played for the Rochester Honkers of the Northwoods League … Hit .312 with 16 doubles, three triples, nine homers and 45 RBIs … Led league with a .588 slugging percentage … Also second in the Northwoods League with nine homers and fifth with 45 RBIs.
2010 (Junior): Named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention … Selected to the Big 12 Commissioner’s as well as the Athletic Director’s honor rolls … Recipient of the team’s “Big Stick” Award … Batted .309 with 16 doubles, nine homers and a team-best 63 RBIs … His 63 RBIs ranked fifth in the Big 12 … Batted .313 with nine doubles, six homers and 34 RBIs in conference games … Hit .340 with runners in scoring position, and .333 with two outs … Led Kansas with 20 multi-RBIs games, and ranked third with 23 multi-hit games … Recorded four consecutive two-hit conests (Feb. 27 to March 5) … Included was a 2-for-4 effort at No. 12 Arkansas (March 2), where he doubled and homered … Recorded a season-high four RBIs against Iowa (March 7) … Went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI at No. 1 LSU (March 12) … Collected three hits in back-to-back games at Baylor (March 27 and 28) … Went 7-for-16 with a double, homer and five RBIs against the Bears … Recorded three hits in two games against No. 22 Texas A&M (April 1-3) … Went 8-for-13 with four doubles and seven RBIs in the Texas A&M series … Homered twice and drove in four runs in the series finale at Nebraska (April 18) … Hit four of his nine home runs against the Huskers … Matched his season high with three hits at Oklahoma State (May 1) … Drove in five runs in the series against No. 12 Oklahoma (May 21-23) … Collected two doubles in five at bats in the Big 12 Championship contest against Kansas State (May 28).
Summer 2009: Played for the Pittsfield American Defenders of the New England Collegiate Baseball League … Selected to the NECBL West All-Star team … Played in the NECBL All-Stars vs. Team USA game.
2009 (Sophomore): Appeared in 43 games, making 29 starts … Hit .217 with four doubles, a triple and 22 runs scored … Hit .283 against non-conference opponents … Started as the team’s designated hitter in season-opener against Air Force (Feb. 20) and collected two hits and an RBI … Went 2-for-3 with three RBIs against Missouri Valley (March 10) … Collected two hits at San Diego State (March 18) … Went 2-for-4 against Western Illinois (March 25) … Matched a career-high three hits at Texas Tech (April 17).
Summer 2008: Played for the Park City Rangers of the Walter Johnson Baseball League.
2008 (Freshman): Named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll … Appeared in 26 games, making 21 starts at designated hitter and left field … Hit .242 with three doubles, three homers and 14 runs scored … Hit .300 with two of his home runs against Big 12 opponents … Collected first collegiate hit against Hawaii-Hilo (2/23) … Went 2-for-2 with his first homer against Chicago State (3/25) … Collected a season-high three hits with a double, a home run and five RBIs against Oklahoma (5/2) … Went 5-for-11 in the OU series with 7 runs scored and three extra base hits.
High School: Lettered three times for head coach Lee Toole at Lewis Central High School … Played for the Arizona Clash during the summer after his senior year …Named first team all-state in 2006 … Also selected all-city, all-district and all-conference twice … Hit .415 with eight homers, 13 stolen bases and 51 RBIs during his junior season … On the mound, he went 9-6 with a 2.72 ERA … Led baseball team to state semi-finals in 2006 … Also lettered four times in wrestling and three times in football … Named first team all-state in football as a senior … Passed for 950 yards and ran for 1,100 yards with 29 touchdowns during his senior year … A three-time state champion in wrestling … Ranks in the second in wins in Iowa high school wrestling … A USA Wrestling All-American … A member of the Honor Roll.
Personal: Son of Jim and Jeanie Waters … Earning a degree in sports management with a minor in business.