17 - Tyler Cook
Tyler Cook
Height: 6-2
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bloomington, Ill.
Position: OF
Major: Business Administration
Bats/Throws: R/R
Last School: University HS

2011: Appeared in and started in 52 games as a junior… Of the 52 stars, 51 were in the outfield, while the other was as the Spartans’ designated hitter (Iona, Feb. 20)… Posted a .235 batting average while scoring 36 runs and driving in 23… Total of 36 runs scored was third-best on the team... Tallied 12 sacrifice hits during the season, placing him second in school history (single-season)… Had one hit, one run and one RBI in the Spartans’ 16-4 win over George Mason (Feb. 18)… Drew four walks against North Carolina A&T (Feb. 23)… Had a hit, two runs and two stolen bases in the victory over the Aggies… Was 2-for-4 with one run and one RBI at Gardner-Webb (Mar. 2)… Had two hits in the conference opener against ETSU (Mar. 4)… Tallied five RBI in a two-game stretch (at Charleston Southern, Mar. 9; at Jacksonville, Mar. 11)… Had two hits and scored a run in Upstate’s 7-6 win at Jacksonville (Mar. 12)… Finished 3-for-4 at the plate with one RBI in the series finale at Jacksonville (Mar. 12)… Collected two hits, one run and one RBI in the series opener against North Florida (Mar. 19)… Finished with three hits, four RBI and two runs in the 2-1 series victory at FGCU (Mar. 25-26)… Was 2-for-4 with three runs against Wofford (Mar. 29)… Had a pair of base hits against Garnder-Webb (Apr. 6)… Was 2-for-4 at the plate with one run and one RBI in the Spartans’ 4-3 win at Lipscomb (Apr. 17)… Had two hits against College of Charleston (Apr. 20)… Tallied two hits, two runs and one RBI in Upstate’s 12-7 win over Wofford (May 10)… Scored a pair of runs in an 8-5 win over The Citadel (May 11)… A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team and earned Conference Scholar accolades.

2010: Played in 46 games, making 45 starts as a sophomore... Finished with a .315 batting average eight doubles, three triples and three homeruns... Drove in 34 runs while scoring 32... Totaled 15 extra-base hit games last season... Had an eight-game hit streak from Mar. 7 to Mar. 9... Was 2-for-4 against Presbyterian (Feb. 20)... Collected two hits, three RBI and scored two runs at Georgia State (Feb. 23)... Had a 4-for-5 effort at the plate against Dayton (Feb. 27)... Posted back-to-back three hit games against Butler (Feb. 28) and Gardner-Webb (Mar. 3)... Had two hits and two runs in the series finale against George Washington (Mar. 7)... Went 9-for-14 at the plate in the series against Florida Gulf Coast (Mar. 12-14) while tallying six runs and four RBI... Finished 5-for-8 in the doubleheader at Stetson on May 8... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team.

2009: Appeared in 16 games, making six starts... Played three games at each corner outfield slot... Collected first collegiate hit and run against Army (Feb. 27)... Scored two runs against Mercer (Mar. 21)... Went 2-for-3 with a run against Stetson (Apr. 4)... Had a four-game hitting streak from March 21-April 4... Made one error in 18 chances in the outfield... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team.

2008: Redshirted... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team.

High School: A three-year letterwinner at University High... Batted .486 with 11 doubles, four triples and 34 RBI as a senior... Earned First Team Class AA All-State honors from the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches' Association... Also had a 2.85 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 51 2/3 innings as a pitcher... Was an all-conference selection as an outfielder during junior year... Also the starting quarterback for the Pioneers, as he earned two varsity letters in football and two in basketball, where he started as a guard... Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born on May 12, 1989 in Lincoln, Neb... Son of Leon and Kristi Cook... Has a sister, Haley... Major is business administration... Serves as the Vice President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee... Favorite food is chicken ... Favorite TV show is "Baseball Tonight"... Wants to become a college athletic director.

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