3 - Spencer Harris Height: 6-1
    Weight: 190
    Hometown: Louisa, Ky.
    Bat/Throw: R/R
    Position: Infield photo         One of the top shortstops in the college game ... Named first-team All-BIG EAST last season ... Selected the preseason All-BIG EAST shortstop by the league coaches in 2002 and again this year ... Ranked the best defensive shortstop in the conference by Baseball America ... Has shown steady improvement during his Tech career ... Has benefited from the athletic performance program ... Is the complete package at shortstop ... Possesses a fine arm, outstanding range and great feet ... Joins with second baseman Marc Tugwell to form one of the best double-play combinations in school history ... Continues to make strides at the plate ... Is coming off his best offensive season ... Needs to get off to a quicker start with the bat ... Tends to have his best success in league games ... Hit .259 overall as a freshman in 2000, but carried a .362 average in Tech's 21 Atlantic 10 Conference games that season ... Finished with a .267 batting average in 2001, including a .330 mark in 26 BIG EAST Conference games ... Got a better jump and improved his overall average to .292 last year, while batting .316 in the BIG EAST ... Was one of only two players to start every game in 2002 ... Was successful on 10 of 12 steal attempts last season, but has good enough speed to improve those totals ... Needs to assume more of a leadership role this year after being voted one of the team's co-captains ... Is being looked to for a big senior season ...

    2001-02: Opened the season with an eight-game hitting streak ... Was 2-for-4 with two runs scored in a victory over Western Michigan ... Had three hits, including a double, and two runs scored in a loss to UNC Wilmington ... Collected two doubles and a pair of RBIs at James Madison ... Homered and drove in three runs during a win at Radford ... Went 4-for-5 with a home run, double, two RBIs and a run scored to help Tech to a win at St. John's ... Stole two bases in a game at Virginia ... Was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored in a road win at Boston College ... Drove in four runs during Tech's regular-season finale against West Virginia ... Finished the season batting .292 overall and .316 in BIG EAST games ... Posted 12 doubles, three triples and five home runs ... Drove in 40 runs and scored 39 ... Was successful on 10 of 12 stolen base attempts ... Carried a .921 fielding average ...

    2000-01: Started 57 games at shortstop ... Batted .267 overall, but carried a .330 batting average in BIG EAST games ... Led the team in stolen bases with 10 in 13 attempts ... Registered 10 doubles and two home runs ... Drove in 22 runs and scored 31 ... Put together a 13-game hitting streak in April ... Hit .426 during that stretch, contributing three-hit games against Seton Hall, West Virginia and Georgetown ... Nine of his 11 multiple-hit games came against BIG EAST schools ... Knocked in three runs with a home run and a double against Long Island ... Had two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored in a home win against Notre Dame ... Hit one of his two home runs in that game ... Went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and three runs batted in during a double-header at Rutgers ... Contributed two hits and drove in a run during a 5-2 Tech win over Notre Dame in the BIG EAST tournament ... Fielded .929 for the season and helped the Hokies turn 63 double plays ... Earned third-team All-BIG EAST honors ... Played in the Cape Cod League during the summer ...

    1999-00: Did not get a hit in his first five college games ... Broke the ice with a 3-for-4 outing against West Virginia ... Followed that with two hits and two RBIs against Ohio ... Drove in four runs and hit his first collegiate homer in a win at High Point ... Had five hits, including a pair of triples in Tech's three-game series with Rhode Island ... Collected two hits and two stolen bases in a home win against Virginia ... Hit a three-run home run in the ninth inning to give Tech a win at La Salle ... Was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored in an NCAA loss to Cal State Fullerton ... Hit .324 over his last 23 games ... Went 9-for-14 in stolen bases ... Tied for the team lead in triples with three ... Also had four doubles and two homers ... Scored 33 runs and drove in 24 ... Committed 16 errors in his first 32 games, but had just five in his last 25 outings ...

    High School: A rare five-year letterman who was the backup shortstop on his high school team as an eighth grader ... Started four years at shortstop for Coach Randy Keeton at Lawrence County High ... Was named the all-area co-player of the year as a junior and senior ... Batted .442 his senior year and stole a school record 53 bases ... Drove in 35 runs and scored 52 ... Contributed seven home runs on the way to garnering all-area, all-district, all-region and all-state honors ... Named to the district and region all-tournament teams ... Was also selected one of the Kentucky Senior All-Stars and was named to the West Virginia/Kentucky All-Conference team ... Finished his junior year with a .480 batting average and his sophomore season with a .389 average ... Stole 34 bases as a junior and 33 as a sophomore ... Earned all-area honors both seasons and was chosen to the district all-tournament team both years ... Picked to the Kentucky Junior All-Star team ... Also lettered in basketball and football ... An outstanding student who was the valedictorian of his senior class ... Named to Who's Who in Sports and Who's Who Among American High School Students ...

    Personal: Spencer Matthew Harris ... Born 11/23/80 in Middlesboro, KY ... Son of Michael and Debbie Harris ... His family now lives in Canonsburg, PA ... Studying human nutrition, foods and exercise.

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