Several Jayhawks hope to be selected
Jayhawks fall in conference semifinal round
Kansas advances to semi-final round against Missouri
Jayhawks down Longhorns in elimination game Thursday
Benjamin holds Missouri to two runs over 7 2/3 innings for fourth win
Career Awards and Honors:
2012 (Senior): Played in 46 games, making 44 starts ... Made 41 starts at third base and three at first base ... Batted .252 with a team-best 11 doubles and five homers ... Collected 28 RBIs and a .428 slugging percentage ... Batted .262 in Big 12 games ... Led team with seven multi-RBI games ... Recorded 18 of his 28 RBIs in the first inning of games ... Went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer and four RBIs against Mississippi Valley State (Feb. 26) ... Added his second career grand slam against North Dakota (March 6) ... Hit safely in nine-straight games (March 25-April 11) ... Hit a solo homer against Oklahoma State ace Andrew Heaney (April 6) ... Sealed a victory with a walk-off homer against Kansas State (April 25) ... Injured in series opener against Oklahoma (April 27) and missed the next eight games ... Returned for final seven contests of the season.
2011 Summer: Played for the San Luis-Obispo Blues of the California Collegiate League ... Head coach was Chal Fanning ... Batted .315 with nine doubles, three homers and 29 RBIs in 32 games ... Had a .476 slugging percentage and added 21 runs scored and a .980 fielding percentage.
2011 (Junior): Started 54 games at first base ... Batted .297 with seven home runs and 37 RBIs ... Led the team with 22 doubles and tied for the team-high in home runs for a .520 slugging percentage ... Had a season-high seven game hitting streak near the end of the season ... Batted .354 over the final month of the season ... Had back-to-back games with a home run at Iowa and Missouri ... Had at least one RBI in six of the last seven games of the season ... Went 3-for-5 with a home run, two doubles and two RBIs at Texas Tech (April 30) ... Tied a Kansas school record with three doubles at Oklahoma (May 8) ... Hit two home runs and drove in three runs in the season finale against Kansas State (May 22).
Summer 2010: Played for the Newport Gulls of the New England Collegiate Baseball League ... Head Coach was Mike Coombs.
2010 (Sophomore):Played in 27 games, making 20 starts at first base and designated hitter ... Hit .226 with four homers and 14 RBIs ... Collected three hits, including his first career triple and a homer against Baker (March 24) ... Went 2-for-4 with a solo homer against Missouri State (March 30), which proved to be the winning run ... Recorded first career multi-homer game against Benedictine (April 20) ... Went 3-for-3 in a reserve role against Kansas State (May 28) and Baylor (May 29) at the Big 12 Championship.
Summer 2009: Played for the Duluth Huskies of the Northwoods League ... Batted .236 with eight doubles and 14 RBIs in 44 games.
2009 (Freshman): Named to the NCAA Chapel Hill Region All-Tournament team ... Batted .305 with three homers and nine RBIs in 33 games ... Made 28 starts at first base, designated hitter and in right field ... Collected a pair of hits against Northwestern (March 6) ... Tallied two RBIs against Missouri Valley (March 10) ... Went 2-for-4 with a run scored against Western Illinois (March 24) ... Collected a season-high three hits and drove in three runs at Iowa (April 7) ... Went 6-for-10 with five RBIs in the series against the Hawkeyes (April 7-8) ... Hit first home run of the season against No. 17 Oklahoma State (April 10) ... Went 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored against Nebraska (April 26) ... Recorded a pair of doubles and two RBIs against No. 11 Kansas State (May 16) ... Drove in career-high six runs in the NCAA Tournament win over Dartmouth (May 30), hitting a grand slam.
Minot HS: Played four years of high school baseball for head coaches Pete Stenberg and Todd Larson at Minot High ... A two-time All-American ... Also selected all-state twice, all-conference three times and North Dakota state tournament MVP ... Hit an American Legion record 34 home runs during the 2007 season for the Minot Vistas ... Helped team to a 2005 state championship ... Lettered three years in football and basketball as well ... An Academic All-American.
Personal: Son of Mike and Tammy Elgie ... Has a younger brother, Luke ... Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 12the round of the 2008 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft ... A community health major.