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Chris Gawenda

position

First Base

Height

5-11

Weight

220 lbs.

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Burr Ridge, Ill.

High School

Lyons Township HS

Chris Gawenda
35  Chris Gawenda
Class:
RS Sophomore
Hometown:
Burr Ridge, Ill.
High School:
Lyons Township
Height / Weight:
6-0 / 210
Position:
1B/OF
Experience:
HS

At Miami
Returns to the Hurricanes for the 2008 season after not playing in 2007 … Played in six games in 2006 … Has a solid frame and great strength … hard worker who backs up at first base … Hit .233 during fall practice producing 10 hits, eight RBI, a double and a home run … has power reminiscent of former Hurricane Brendan Katin and won the home run derby in the Texas Amateur Elite World Series prior to UM … UM Bookbuster for achieving a GPA greater than 3.0 in the fall semester of 2007.

Lyons Township
Played for head coach George Ushela at Lyons Township and for Austin Rappe for the Chicago White Sox under-16 and 17 travel squads … led his club team in batting average, slugging percentage and home runs four straight years. Under 17 (2005): Led team to first-place finish in the National USSSA Tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C. … hit .416 with a .685 slugging percentage. Under 16 (2004): Totaled 12 home runs and hit .585 for the season … batted .435 in the Texas Amateur Elite World Series to lead his team to first place. Under 15 (2003): Belted 22 home runs and hit .410 with a .795 slugging percentage. Under 14 (2002): Hit .385 with 10 home runs and a .782 slugging percentage.

Personal

Son of Gerard and Debra Gawenda.Has a younger brother, Zach, and a younger sister, HaleyMajoring in business.