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Outstanding work ethic... Very athletic shortstop with solid range, speed and arm strength.
Wayne Graham said -- "Brian really seems to be able to see the things he needs to work on. He was a great player last year and we look for a great year from him."
2006: All-America (Baseball America first team, College Baseball Foundation, Rosenblatt Report second team, Collegiate Baseball third team); All Conference USA (first team); All-Silver Glove Series; Minute Maid Park College Classic All-Tournament; Academic All-District VI; C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll... Postseason honors poured in after one of the best seasons in the country... One of three Owls to start all 70 games... Led the team in batting average (.353) and sacrifice bunts (10) and was among the C-USA's best in hits (95, second), runs scored (66, second), at bats (269), RBI (57), doubles (22), total bases (150), on-base percentage (.437), slugging (.558) and stolen bases (17)... Fourth on the team in multi-hit games (25), including a career-high four hits in a game three times... In one of the four-hit games (at C-USA foe Memphis), all the hits were doubles and he ended up driving in five runs and scoring three times... Blasted two home runs in a game at Marshall and drove in six runs that day... Maintained a team-best 20-game hitting streak in April-May... Hit safely in 58 of 70 starts... Reached base with either a hit, walk or as a hit batsman in 58- consecutive games from Feb. 18 to June 10... Batted an eye-opening .467 against C-USA competition... Kept a .317 average and .402 on-base percentage in Rice's 29 games against nationallyranked opponents... Hit .455 with a triple and home run in the Silver Glove Series against crosstown rival Houston... Steady defender at shortstop (.954) with good range up the middle... Started or turned 40 of the Owls' 60 double plays... Played in the Texas Collegiate League (Duncanville) over the summer...
2005: Western Athletic Conference All Academic... Played in 47 games with 36 starts, all at shortstop... Started on opening day as a true freshman... Appeared in 11 games as a pinch runner, the most of any player on the team... Batted .289 against WAC opponents and .291 (9-for-31) in 11 games against teams that went on to earn an NCAA regional bid... Tallied two or more hits in a game seven times, including a career-best four hits against Western Carolina... Drove in two or more runs three times.
2004 graduate of Episcopal High School in Bellaire... Three-year starter and letterman for the Knights under coach Chris Russ... Earned all-Southwest Preparatory Conference honors all three years... Posted a .420 batting average... Teammate of fellow Owl Will McDaniel... Maintained a 3.3 grade point average.
Full Name: Brian David Friday. Born: Dec. 16, 1985, in Houston. Parents: Randall and Charlene Friday, Houston (one brother, one sister). Major: economics/managerial studies. College: Will Rice.
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