Wayne Graham said --"Connor pitched for us last year and has possibilities this year because he has a good arm."
Rice -- 2013: Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; Appeared in three games with one start... Maintained a 3.00 ERA in a total of 6.0 innings... Scattered five hits and a walk while striking out four... Held opposing hitters to a composite .263 batting average... Made Division I debut against national power Texas A&m in the opening game of the College Classic downtown at Minute Maid Park... Blanked the Aggies in 2.0 innings of work, which earned him a start against defending Southland Conference champion Sam Houston State four days later... Pitched a career-long 3.0 innings against the Bearkats in a controlled start, where he matched his Rice season-high of two strikeouts... Last appearance was a shutout inning of relief in the series finale against Harvard (March 17)... 2012: Sat out the entire collegiate season... Worked hard to rejoin his teammates on the field as soon as possible... Pitched in the Owls' fall training program... Played summer ball in Atlanta, Ga.... 2011: Was sidelined before the start of the 2010 fall practices... Did not see game action.
International -- Represented the United States on two different international teams before joining Rice... Member of the gold medal-winning 2009 18 & Under U.S. squad that won the IX COPABE "AAA" Pan American Junior Championship held in Venezuela... Pitched in relief in the championship final against Cuba, helping Team USA win its first Pan Am gold medal at the 18U level against a country that had won the last seven Pam Am championships... Also pitched 1.1 relief innings against Cuba earlier in that tournament... Finished the 2009 Team USA season with a 1.93 ERA in four appearances, allowing just two hits while striking out seven in 4.2 innings... Played on the 16 & under U.S. national team in the summer of 2008... Went 1-0 with the 16U national team, maintaining a 1.80 ERA in two games... Recorded two strikeouts and allowed just two hits in 5.0 frames in 2008.
Personal -- Full name: Connor Paul Mason... Born: May 26, 1992 in Virginia Beach, Va.... Versatile athlete who competed in the Georgia state swimming championships... Parents: Michael and Cheryl Mason of Suwanee, Ga. (one older sister)... Sister, Jessie, swam competitively at Georgia Tech and is a multiple ACC All-Academic honoree... College: Duncan.