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Garrett Rucker
Player Profile:
Garrett Rucker 2370841
Position: Outfielder
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
Hometown: Arkadelphia, Ark.
High School: Arkadelphia HS
Other College: University of Arkansas
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Experience: 1 Letter

SENIOR SEASON (2017): Started and played in all 55 games in center field ... registered the second highest batting average on the team at .279 ... posted an on-base percentage of .386 and slugging percentage of .422 ... second on the team with 45 RBI, which ranked in a tie for 10th most in the SBC ... swatted 12 doubles, team-high four triples, and three homers and had 86 total bases ... four triples tied for third most in league and tied for eighth most in school history in a season ... second on the team with 11 steals in 14 attempts ... tied for the team high, conference high, and 23rd in the nation with seven sacrifice flies ... scored the second most runs on the team with 43 and walked 33 times while being hit seven times ... tied the school record for strikeouts in a single season with 65 ... registered a .964 fielding percentage ... had a Sportscenter Top 10 catch when he made a diving, over-the-shoulder catch against Georgia State April 8 ... named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week April 10 after he hit .421 (8-for-19) during the week with an on-base percentage of .478, slugging percentage of .579, had 11 RBI, scored six runs, hit three doubles, had three walks, and two stolen bases ... tallied career-high four hits versus Little Rock May 19 ... hit two triples at Northwestern State Feb. 26 to tie school record and posted career-high seven total bases ... drove in a career-best four runs in two contests (against Cincinnati March 4 and versus Southeast Missouri April 4) ... scored career-high four runs against Georgia State May 25 in opening round of SBC Tournament ... walked a career-high three times against NYIT Feb. 19 ... stole career-high two bases versus NYIT in two games on Feb. 17 and in second game of doubleheader Feb. 18 ... had second most multiple-hit games on team with 18 and had 12 multiple-RBI performances ... had a hit streak of nine games during the year and finished season on eight-game hitting streak.

JUNIOR SEASON (2016): Played and started in 52 games with 19 starts in left field and 33 in center field ... had fourth-highest batting average on the team at .295 ... recorded a .375 on-base percentage and .420 slugging percentage ... tied for second on the team with 12 doubles ... also hit two triples and three home runs with 31 RBI and 38 runs scored ... second on the team with 10 steals in 11 attempts ... had a .977 fielding percentage ... tied for second-most multi-hit games on the team with 19 ... registered a career-high three hits four times ... had a career-high six total bases versus Troy April 16 ... had career-high three RBI three different times ... named to SBC Academic Honor Roll.

ARKANSAS (2014): Appeared in 11 games for Arkansas, drawing one start ... picked up two hits in 14 at-bats and scored four runs ... was 1-for-1 stealing bases and did not make an error.

ARKANSAS (2013): Redshirted during the 2013 season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked as a top-500 recruit nationally and as the sixth-best recruit in Arkansas in the class of 2012 by Perfect Game ... named a 2012 honorable mention Louisville Slugger preseason high school All-American and to the 2012 Rawlings preseason All-Southeast region second team ... three-time All-State selection at Arkadelphia High School ... four-time all-conference performer for the Badgers ... named to the All-Arkansas team by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in 2011 and 2012 ... participated in the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Game ... also an All-State football player at AHS.

PERSONAL: Son of Rob and Gari Rucker ... has one brother named Griffin ... majoring in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in agriculture, business, and animal science.

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