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TIM OLSON

  • Shortstop
  • Junior, JC
  • 6-3, 195, R/R
  • Bismarck, N.D. (Hutchinson (Kan.) CC./St. Mary's Central HS)

Drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 36th round (1092nd pick) in the 1998 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft...Junior college transfer from Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College...SUMMER OF 1999 - Played for Staunton Braves in the Valley League...Team won league championship...Named to Baseball America's Summer All-America Second-Team at shortstop...Hit .315 with eight HR and 47 RBI over 40 games...Led conference in both HR and RBI...PRIOR TO FLORIDA - Transfer from Hutchinson (Kan.) CC...Played for John Burgi...NJCAA Honorable Mention All-America selection in 1999...Earned Academic All-America honors with a 3.89 GPA...Hit .460 with 17 home runs and 73 RBI...Also recorded 16 doubles and 16 stolen bases....PREP - A 1997 graduate of St. Mary's Central ...Played for Kent Schweigert...Hit .429 with five home runs as a senior to lead team to state championship...Also played for the Bismarck Governors which claimed the state American Legion championship...Hit .429 with 16 HR during 1997 season...Named American Legion State MVP in 1997...Also earned all-state honors at safety in football and all-region honors in basketball at point guard...MAJOR - Recreation/Travel and tourism.

 

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