Career Honors and Awards:
Summer 2008: Played for the Mac-N-Seitz A's in Kansas City ... Hit .275 in 11 games with four homers and seven RBIs ... Teammate of current Jayhawk Lee Ridenhour.
2008 (Junior): Played in 55 games, making 54 starts at first base ... Hit .221 with 16 doubles, five homers and 31 RBIs ... Collected 38 runs scored and a .403 slugging percentage ... Hit .267 (16-for-60) with runners in scoring position ... Had 10 multi-hit games, as well as seven multi-RBI contests ... Went 2-for-3 with his first home run of the season against Hawaii-Hilo (2/24) ... Also had three RBIs against the Vulcans (2/24) ... Set career highs with four hits, five RBIs and 12 total bases against Xavier (3/1) ... Also recorded second multi-home run game against the Musketeers (3/1) ... Collected two hits, including only triple of the season, against North Dakota State (3/9) ... Hit .316 (6-for-19) during the Florida Spring Classic, including two-hit games against Dartmouth (3/19) and Ohio State (3/21) ... Hit safely in six straight games (3/26-4/1) ... Went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer and two walks against Texas Tech (4/11) ... Hit .277 with 17 extra-base hits through the first six weeks of the season.
2007 (Sophomore): Made 47 starts at first base as a sophomore ... Hit .206 with four home runs, nine doubles and 27 RBIs ... Had seven multiple-RBI games and three multiple-hit games ... Had an eight-game hitting streak from 2/23 to 3/7 ... Hit a two-run home run at Stanford (2/23) ... Went 2-for-2 with a home run, a double and three RBIs in a win over Chicago State (5/11) ... Homered in both games of a double header against Western Illinois (3/4) ... Went 2-for-5 with a run scored against Missouri (4/1) ... Collected three RBIs against Nebraska (5/19).
Summer 2006: Played in 35 games for the Alexandria Beetles of the Northwoods League ... Hit .234 with three home runs and 14 RBIs.
2006 (Freshman): Appeared in 57 games as a freshman, making 40 starts at first base and nine as the DH ... Hit .314 with nine home runs, 12 doubles and 33 RBIs ... Hit a pair of home runs and drove in four runs at Hawaii-Hilo (2/4) ... Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a home run in his first conference game at Baylor (3/17) ... Had a nine-game hitting streak from 3/19 to 4/5, second longest on the team in 2006 ... Collected a season-high three hits in four at-bats at Oklahoma State (4/16) ... Enjoyed another three-hit game with a double, triple and home run against Bradley (5/12) ... Went 1-for-3 against Hawaii in KU's NCAA Tournament loss (6/4).
Lee's Summit HS: 2005 Kansas City Star Player of the Year at Lee's Summit High School ... His 14 home runs as a senior set a new Missouri Class 4A state record and Kansas City Metro Area record ... 2005 Independence Examiner Player of the Year ... Also added 41 RBIs and hit .493 while going 7-0 with a 2.93 ERA and 59 strikeouts in 54 innings on the mound ... Named 2005 Class 4A Missouri All-State First Team and all-district ... Led the Lee's Summit Tigers to third place finishes in 2003 and 2005 at the state tournament ... Coached by Jim Melody.
Personal: Parents are Gene and Michelle Land ... Older brother, Sean, pitched at KU from 2004-06 and is in the Minnesota Twins' minor league system ... Also recruited by Missouri State, Wichita State, Arkansas, Illinois State and Illinois ... A psychology major.