Prior to UTA: Went 9-2 with one save and a 1.61 ERA in 2003 at North Central Texas College...ranked seventh in the NJCAA in ERA...set the school record for ERA in a season and ranks second on the career ERA list with a 2.11 career ERA...had four shutouts in conference games...Earned all-conference honors as a pitcher...also hit .385 with three home runs and 32 RBIs as a first baseman...struck out only 16 times in 256 career JC at-bats...earned academic all-conference and all-America honors with a 3.69 GPA as a sophomore...hit .341 with three home runs and 28 RBIs as a freshman...two-time first team all-district 9-5A pitcher at Allen HS...twice named one of the Dallas area leading pitchers and hitters...led team to district and area chamionships ...named Dallas Morning News Top 20 Players to watch in the Metroplex...hit .440 at the plate and had a 1.18 ERA on the mound as a senior...also named Special Teams Player of the Year as a kicker on the football team.
Personal: Son of Stephanie and J.R. Varnell...born Sept. 27, 1982...a business marketing major at UTA.
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