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10 Garrett Wittels

2011: NCBWA and Louisville Slugger/TPX Preseason All-American.

2010: Finished the season on a 56-game hitting streak, the longest in the country and the second longest in Division I baseball history behind Robin Ventura, who hit safely in 58 games in 1987 at Oklahoma State ... Nominated for an ESPY award in the Best Male College Athlete category along with Heisman Trophy Winner Mark Ingram (Alabama Football), John R. Wooden and James Naismith Award Winner Evan Turner (Ohio State Basketball) First-overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft, John Wall (Kentucky Basketball) and Honey Baker Award Winner Blake Geoffrion (Wisconsin Hockey) ... Named All-American by Baseball America (second base, third team), Louisville Slugger (third base, first team), PING! Baseball (utility, first team), American Baseball Coaches Association(ABCA)/Rawlings (utility, second team) and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America (NCBWA)(second base, second team) ... Named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year and to the All-SBC Tournament Team ... Appeared on ESPN during numerous telecasts including LIVE cut-ins to his at bats during the SBC Conference Tournament and NCAA Regionals ... Featured on ESPN Top-10 plays of the day on multiple occasions while also being featured on a segment of First Take with hosts Jay Crawford and Dana Jacobson ... Named to Collegebaseball360.com's Primetime Performer Honor Roll for the week ending on May 23rd ... Named SBC hitter of the week for the week ending on May 2 ... Hit .412 (100-for-243) with 60 RBI, 47 runs scored, 21 doubles, two triples and two home runs ... Was successful is four out of five stolen base attempts ... Led the team in batting average (.412), on base percentage (.462), RBI (60) doubles (21) and hits (100) ... His 100 hits set an FIU single season record ... Also led the team with a 1.59 ERA in 5.2 innings pitched ... Had a team-high 30 multi-hit games and 15 multi-RBI games ... Split his time in the field playing at third base (23 games), shortstop (20 games) and second base (13 games) ... Had the majority of his at bats out of the three-hole (22 games) while also batting second (10 games), fifth (16 games) sixth (five games) and seventh (three games) ... Broke the Sun Belt record for consecutive games with a hit, set by FIU's Brian Pullin, with a double against Jacksonville (4/28) ... Broke the FIU record for consecutive games with a hit, set by outfielder Anthony Hicks in 1989 (FIU was not a member of the Sun Belt in 1989), with a three-run home run against ULM (4/30), the first of the season ...Drove in three runs in a game an impressive 10 times on the season ... Kept his streak alive in the 12th inning against UALR (3/26) with a single off Garrett Graziano ... Had a four-RBI game, hitting his second home run of the year against Bethune Cookman (5/5), extending his streak to 39 games ... Hit a team-best .398 (40-for-123) in conference play, .393 (11-for-28) in the SBC Tournament and .444 (4-for-9) in the NCAA Coral Gables Regional ... Played an important role in FIU's 18-16 extra inning win over FAU (5/28) going 3-for-6 with three RBI as well as appearing on the mound on two separate occasions, tossing three innings with three strikeouts, giving up no earned runs to earn his only victory of the year.

2009:  Appeared in 46 games, starting 30 of them ... Hit .246 (29-for-118) with a .323 on base percentage ... .314 slugging percentage ... Compiled 16 RBI ... Went 2-for-5 with three runs scored in a 15-7 win versus Farleigh Dickenson on March 21 ... Was 3-for-4 with an RBI, double, and one run scored versus Arkansas State (5/2)  ... Went 3-for-4 with three runs scored, and two RBI in a 19-8 win versus Florida Memorial (4/21) ... Had five games with at least two runs scored ... Hit his first-career home run against Farleigh Dickenson (3/22).

High School: Attended Dr. Michael Krop High school in Miami, Fla. ... Named Miami Herald Second Team All-Miami Dade in 2008 and Third Team in 2006 and 2007 ... Selected as team MVP his sophomore and senior seasons ... During his senior campaign, posted a .420 average with six home runs and 29 RBI.

Personal: Son of Michael and Lishka Wittles ...  Has three siblings: Eliana, Stephen and Nataly ... Off the diamond he enjoys fishing and scuba diving ...  Chose FIU over interest from NC State, Miami (FL) and Louisville ... Majoring in sports management.

Year       Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
2009....  .246  46-30   118   25   29   5   0   1   16   37  .314  11   3  19   5  .323   1   4   1-2     26  81  15  .877
2010....  .412  56-56   243   47  100  21   2   2   60  131  .539  22   4  19   9  .462   4   1   4-5     77 132  13  .941
2011....  .345  60-58   255   49   88  16   0   4   40  116  .455  15   7  28   4  .393   3   0  11-15   106 184  17  .945
TOTAL...  .352 162-144  616  121  217  42   2   7  116  284  .461  48  14  66  18  .407   8   5  16-22   209 397  45  .931

Year       ERA   W-L   App  GS  CG SHO/CBO  SV     IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO  2B  3B  HR    BF  B/Avg  WP HBP  BK SFA SHA
2010....  1.59   1-0     4   0   0   0/0     0    5.2    7    4    1    4    6   0   0   0    30   .304   1   2   0   0  1
2011....  9.00   1-0     1   0   0   0/0     0    1.0    2    2    1    2    1   0   0   0     8   .333   0   0   0   0  0
TOTAL...  2.70   2-0     5   0   0   0/0     0    6.2    9    6    2    6    7   0   0   0    38   .310   1   2   0   0  1

Position: Shortstop
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 205
Year: Junior
City/State: Bay Harbor Islands, Fla.
High School: Dr. Michael Krop HS
Experience: 2 Letters