Updated: July 24, 2012
2012: Twice named preseason third team All-American as an outfielder by both Louisville Slugger, as chosen by Collegiate Baseball, and the NCBWA ... Made 49 starts – 47 in center and two in left … Posted 14 multi-hit games, including two games with three hits … Also had 10 multi-run games (third on the team) and seven multi-RBI games … Batted .273 with 51 hits, including 11 doubles (fourth), one triple and seven home runs (tied for second) for 85 total bases (fourth) and a .455 slugging percentage (fourth) … Scored 38 runs (second) and drove in 34 (tied for third), which included two walk-off game-winning RBI … Drew nine walks and was hit by a pitch nine times (tied for third) for a .335 on-base percentage … Was 7-for-9 on stolen base attempts … Homered in his second at-bat of the season, versus Bradley (2/17) and later singled and scored a run ... Also singled and scored a run against Kennesaw State (2/19) ... Hit a double and scored a run at Coastal Carolina (2/25) ... Knocked in a run and scored the game winner in Tech’s 4-3 walk-off win against Iowa (2/26) ... Had two hits, scored two runs and drove in another at High Point (2/28) ... In four-game series with Yale (3/3-4), had five hits, included a pair of home runs, scored four times, drove in five runs and hit a walk-off solo home run in the ninth in Sunday’s game 1, 6-5 victory ... At Virginia series (3/9-11), had three hits, including a triple and home run, and scored four runs ... Drove in a combined four runs on two hits, including a home run, against Radford (3/13) and Wagner (3/14) ... Had two hits, a walk, a stolen base, a hit-by-pitch, scored two runs and drove in two more in win at Georgia Tech (3/17) ... Knocked in four runs with two doubles in Cornell series (3/20-21), while also scoring a run ... Was hit by two pitches in the series as well, which included in the ninth with the bases loaded to plate the game-winning run in another walk-off win (3/21) ... Reached base six times in the Duke series (3/23-25) by three hits, two walks and an HBP ... Had two hits at Florida State series (3/30-4/1) ... Hit an RBI double and scored a run versus Wofford (4/3) ... In the Boston College series (4/6-8), had five hits, including a pair of doubles, drove in two runs and scored three times ... Scored the tying run in the eighth frame against Miami (4/14) ... Had five hits, scored four runs and drove in another in series at Wake Forest (4/20-21) ... Against Davidson (4/24), had first three-hit game with a double and home run and scored another three runs ... In the Maryland series (4/27-29), had three hits, including a double, three runs and three RBI ... In midweek series against NC A&T and VMI (5/1-2), had four hits, one home run, four runs and five RBI.
2011: Was a 36th-round selection by the San Diego Padres in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft in June … Was one of three Hokies named to the All-ACC Academic Team … Became just the second Tech player to be selected to the All-ACC First Team … Was also named ABCA/Rawlings NCAA All-Atlantic Region First Team and VaSID All-State First Team … Competed in the TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby in Omaha, Neb., finishing tied for fifth ... Played and started in 51 games – 46 in left and five as designated hitter… Posted 19 multi-hit games, including seven games with three hits … Also had 10 multi-run games, three with three and one with four, and a team-high 16 multi-RBI games, one with three and three with four RBI … Had a nine-game hitting streak and reached base in 16 straight … Batted .335 (first on team) with 64 hits (fourth), including 17 doubles (second) and 18 home runs (first) for 135 total bases (first) and a .707 slugging percentage (first) … Scored 49 runs (second) and drove in 53 (first) … Drew 18 walks (third), was hit by 10 pitches (first) for a .416 on-base percentage (first) and was 4-of-7 on stolen base attempts … Became first Hokie since 1996 (Kevin Barker) with more than 14 home runs and a slugging percentage over .700 …Finished 11th in the ACC in batting, first in home runs and slugging percentage, third in total bases and tied for ninth in RBI … Was 86th in the nation in runs per game (0.96), 128th in doubles pg (0.33), sixth in home runs pg (0.35), 46th in RBI pg (1.04), 11th in slugging percentage and 56th in total bases …Hit a two-run home run, the difference, in a 4-2 win against Indiana (2/18) in season opener ... Drew three walks and scored a run versus Tennessee Tech (2/19) ... Was 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and a run scored at USC Upstate (2/22) ... Hit a pair of home runs and a double, scored for runs and drove in four in game versus Niagara (2/25) ... Had two doubles against Purple Eagles (2/26-G1) and drove in a run and scored in second game (2/26-G2) ... Hit another double and scored a run versus Niagara (2/27) and Liberty (3/2), driving in two ... In doubleheader versus Bryant (3/4), had four hits, five RBI, hit a home run and scored two runs ... Scored three runs and brought in two against Bryant (3/5-G1) ... Hit a pair of home runs at Florida Atlantic (3/8) driving in three ... Had a hit in all three Miami games (3/11-13), with a solo home run in game two and a double in game three ... Had three hits in Hartford doubleheader (3/16), driving in two in each game and scoring two in second game ... Had an RBI single at Boston College (3/25) ... Went 2-for-4 with a solo home run against Radford (3/29) ... Hit a pair of two-run home runs against Virginia, with one Friday (4/1) and Sunday (4/3) ... Had an RBI single and scored a run at VMI (4/6) ... Had a pair of hits in two games at Wake Forest, including an RBI double and run scored (4/8) and a solo home run and two runs scored (4/10-G1) ... Had three hits in each of the final two games versus Florida State (4/16-17), with a solo home run in each ... Also had two doubles, two RBI and scored three times in Sunday’s game ... Had another three-hit game at ETSU (4/19) with a double, another solo home run and two runs scored ... Had six hits in the Maryland series (4/22-24) including a three-hit, three-run, two-home run and four RBI game on Saturday ... Drew a pair of walks and had two hits, a run and an RBI on Sunday ... Effort earned him ACC Player of the Week honor (4/25) ... Had four hits at Duke (4/29-1), including a three-hit effort on Saturday with two RBI and two runs scored ... Hit a two-run home run versus USC Upstate (5/4) and added a single ... In weekend series versus James Madison (5/7-8), scored two runs on Saturday and had a hit, RBI and runs scored Sunday ... Singled and scored a run against Clemson (5/14-G2) … Hit a two-run home run and had two hits against Georgia Tech (5/19) … Hit an RBI double and again had two hits the next day against the Yellow Jackets.
2010: Started 20 games – 10 as designated hitter, eight in left and two in right – and saw action in 39 total games … Had nine multi-hit games, including two with three hits … Also three multi-run games and four multi-RBI games, including a four-RBI effort … Had a five-game hitting streak and reached base in eight straight … Batted .344 with 31 hits, including six doubles, a triple, and six home runs for 57 total bases and a .633 slugging percentage … Scored 18 runs and drove in 16 … Drew five walks and was hit by three pitches for a .394 on-base percentage … Also had four pinch hits during the season … Walked and scored in a pinch-hit appearance against Kentucky (2/19), his collegiate debut ... Walked and scored in a pinch-hit appearance in game one at Charleston Southern (2/26) ... Made his first start in left in game two (2/27) and recorded his first collegiate hit ... Hit a pinch-hit, two-run home run against Long Island (3/6-G2) ... Started in left versus Maryland (3/13) and had an RBI single, was hit by a pitch, drove in two runs and scored two times ... Notched another pinch hit with a single versus Columbia (3/15) ...Had a pinch-hit single against VMI (3/30) ... Also singled versus ESTU (3/31) ... Recorded his first two-hit game versus NC Central (4/6) with two singles and two runs scored ... In pinch hit appearance versus Miami (4/10) doubled for his fourth pinch-hit of the year ... Made a pair of starts at Virginia (4/16-17) and had two hits in game one with a home run ... At Georgia Tech (4/25) notched another double … Against Boston College, made two starts and had three hits, including two hits – a triple and home run – knocked in two and scored a run in game two (5/1) and an RBI single and run scored in game three … Had a pair of hits including a double and run scored versus Savannah State (5/8) ... Had two hits, including a double, RBI and run scored in a start at Duke (5/15) … Scored a run after being hit by a pitch the next day against the Blue Devils (5/16) … At North Carolina series (5-20-22), went 6-for-9 with a 1.111 slugging percentage ... Hit his second – the team’s sixth – pinch-hit home run of the season in first game ... Went 2-for-4 with a double in second game and had a season-high three hits in game three ... Continued his breakout in the ACC Tournament (5/27-29), going 5-for-12 with two home runs, a double and five runs batted in ... Also scored three times, including the winning run in the eighth inning against Clemson (5/28) ... Drove in a career-high four runs against NC State (5/29) … Had a hit and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in Tech’s 16-7 victory over Bucknell (6/5) in the NCAA Tournament … Started in all four NCAA games.
2009: Redshirted the season.
High School: Earned all-area, all-region and all-state team honors on multiple occasions for Coach Barry New at Westside High … Played in the North-South All-Star game and was named the team’s MVP after a senior season in which he batted .420 with seven doubles, 32 runs batted in, 30 intentional walks and a school-record 10 home runs … Prior to his senior season, was ranked as the No. 1 catcher in 4A by Diamond Prospects and had tallied a .487 average with 14 home runs, 12 triples, 48 doubles and 94 runs batted in.
Personal: Andrew John-Grant Rash … Born 11/13/89 in Anderson, S.C. … Son of Frances and the late Alan Rash … Enrolled in human development.