2007 Preseason Second Team All-SLC shortstop
2006 SLC All-Tournament Team
NCAA Tournament: Was the starting shortstop in both contests...drew a walk in the opener against Texas...went 3-for-4 with a run scored against North Carolina State.
SLC Tournament: Started all five games at shortstop...committed only one error in 21 chances...went 7-for-20 (.350) with two doubles, four RBIs and two runs scored...collected two hits, including a key two-run single in the fifth, in the victory over McNeese State...collected two more hits and scored a run against Texas-San Antonio and Lamar...broke the championship game wide open with a two-run double just inside the right-field line in the sixth inning.
2006: .262-4-36...started every game at shorstop...one of only two players to start and play every game...possesses one of the strongest throwing arms in all of college baseball...led the team with two triples...tied for second on the team in home runs and third in RBIs...collected three hits against Texas Tech...drove in a career-best four runs in a victory over nationally-ranked Hawai'i...went 3-for-4 and drove in the game-winning run in the ninth inning against Stephen F. Austin...went 4-for-4 with an RBI in the series finale against Lamar...collected a home run in each of the three games against Southeastern Louisiana...became the first player since All-America Ryan Roberts in 2003 to collect a home run in three straight contests...drove in three runs in the middle game of the series...collected two doubles and drove in three runs in a victory over Sam Houston State...delivered a solo home run against Dallas Baptist.
Prior to UTA: Came to UTA after playing his sophomore season at Navarro College...played his freshman season at Houston...appeared in 16 games with four starts...played his prep ball at Martin High School... four-time all-district performer...garnered all area honors his final two seasons and all-state laurels as a senior...honored as Freshman of the Year, Sophomore of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year...earned MVP honors at five tournaments...junior class vice president.
Personal: Son of Debbie and Ernie Rudy...born Sept. 18, 1984...a business major at UTA.
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