2003: .316-3-31...hit his first collegiate home run in the second game of the season in a victory over Centenary...hit a two-run walk-off home run in the 12th inning againt New Mexico...scored a career best three runs in a 3-for-4 effort against CC...collected a pair of doubles in a victory over Texas-San Antonio...was tied for the team with seven hit by pitches.
SLC Tournament: Named to the all-tournament team as an outfielder...hit .450 (10-22) with two doubles, one triple and five RBIs...scored the winning run in the ninth inning in the opener after tripling to center field with two outs...set a career-high with four hits in a come-from-behind victory over Louisiana-Monroe.
Prior to UTA: Transfers to UTA after a stellar season at Seward County Community College in 2002...played in 52 games, posting a .385 average with 19 homers and 67 RBI...played freshman season at Vernon Junior College in 2001 where his season was cut short due to injury...native of Sydney, Australia attended Castle Hill High School...member of the 1999 Australian National Team...played rugby, Australian Rules Football, soccer and cricket in high school.
Personal: Son of Carol and Gary Bruder...born December 14, 1981...a kinesiology major at UTA.
BSB: Seventh Inning Dooms Mavs in Sun Belt Championships
BSB: Mavs Open Sun Belt Championship with Arkansas State
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BSB: Darin Thomas Named Sun Belt Coach of the Year
BSB: Mavs Earn No. 2 Seed in Sun Belt Championship
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