Honors and Awards:
Summer 2010: Played for the Rochester Honkers of the Northwoods League ... Hit .312 with 16 doubles, three triples, nine homers and 45 RBIs ... Led league with a .588 slugging percentage ... Also second in the Northwoods League with nine homers and fifth with 45 RBIs.
2010 (Junior): Named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention ... Selected to the Big 12 Commissioner's as well as the Athletic Director's honor rolls ... Recipient of the team's "Big Stick" Award ... Batted .309 with 16 doubles, nine homers and a team-best 63 RBIs ... His 63 RBIs ranked fifth in the Big 12 ... Batted .313 with nine doubles, six homers and 34 RBIs in conference games ... Hit .340 with runners in scoring position, and .333 with two outs ... Led Kansas with 20 multi-RBIs games, and ranked third with 23 multi-hit games ... Recorded four consecutive two-hit conests (Feb. 27 to March 5) ... Included was a 2-for-4 effort at No. 12 Arkansas (March 2), where he doubled and homered ... Recorded a season-high four RBIs against Iowa (March 7) ... Went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI at No. 1 LSU (March 12) ... Collected three hits in back-to-back games at Baylor (March 27 and 28) ... Went 7-for-16 with a double, homer and five RBIs against the Bears ... Recorded three hits in two games against No. 22 Texas A&M (April 1-3) ... Went 8-for-13 with four doubles and seven RBIs in the Texas A&M series ... Homered twice and drove in four runs in the series finale at Nebraska (April 18) ... Hit four of his nine home runs against the Huskers ... Matched his season high with three hits at Oklahoma State (May 1) ... Drove in five runs in the series against No. 12 Oklahoma (May 21-23) ... Collected two doubles in five at bats in the Big 12 Championship contest against Kansas State (May 28).
Summer 2009: Played for the Pittsfield American Defenders of the New England Collegiate Baseball League ... Selected to the NECBL West All-Star team ... Played in the NECBL All-Stars vs. Team USA game.
2009 (Sophomore): Appeared in 43 games, making 29 starts ... Hit .217 with four doubles, a triple and 22 runs scored ... Hit .283 against non-conference opponents ... Started as the team's designated hitter in season-opener against Air Force (Feb. 20) and collected two hits and an RBI ... Went 2-for-3 with three RBIs against Missouri Valley (March 10) ... Collected two hits at San Diego State (March 18) ... Went 2-for-4 against Western Illinois (March 25) ... Matched a career-high three hits at Texas Tech (April 17).
Summer 2008: Played for the Park City Rangers of the Walter Johnson Baseball League.
2008 (Freshman): Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... Appeared in 26 games, making 21 starts at designated hitter and left field ... Hit .242 with three doubles, three homers and 14 runs scored ... Hit .300 with two of his home runs against Big 12 opponents ... Collected first collegiate hit against Hawaii-Hilo (2/23) ... Went 2-for-2 with his first homer against Chicago State (3/25) ... Collected a season-high three hits with a double, a home run and five RBIs against Oklahoma (5/2) ... Went 5-for-11 in the OU series with 7 runs scored and three extra base hits.
High School: Lettered three times for head coach Lee Toole at Lewis Central High School ... Played for the Arizona Clash during the summer after his senior year ...Named first team all-state in 2006 ... Also selected all-city, all-district and all-conference twice ... Hit .415 with eight homers, 13 stolen bases and 51 RBIs during his junior season ... On the mound, he went 9-6 with a 2.72 ERA ... Led baseball team to state semi-finals in 2006 ... Also lettered four times in wrestling and three times in football ... Named first team all-state in football as a senior ... Passed for 950 yards and ran for 1,100 yards with 29 touchdowns during his senior year ... A three-time state champion in wrestling ... Ranks in the second in wins in Iowa high school wrestling ... A USA Wrestling All-American ... A member of the Honor Roll.
Personal: Son of Jim and Jeanie Waters ... Earning a degree in sports management with a minor in business.