The Owls finished 2-1 in the 2012 Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park
Wayne Graham said --"Mike had a great fall. We think he's positioned to have a great year, with his bat and his glove."
Rice -- 2011: All-Silver Glove Series team for the season-long best-of-five games vs. crosstown rival Houston; Played in 44 of the team's 63 games, missing a month with a hamstring injury suffered while snaring a curving drive toward the left field corner in the finale of the Southern California series (Feb. 27)... Was hitting .308 before getting sidelined, then made first start since that USC game a month later in the finale of the of the UCF series (Mar. 27)... Initially battled through a 10-for-65 stretch during his return to live-pitching, but rallied for a 21-for-64 finish (.328) over the final 18 games of the season to raise his final season average 49 points... Helped the Owls go 13-5 in its final 18 games, including nine key wins away from Reckling Park to help the team earn a national seed in the NCAA Tournament... Finished with 43 starts, all in the outfield... Started first seven games of the year in left field, and each of the last 36 in center when he made his return to action... Went 9-for-28 (.321) in the Owls' postseason run, including four hits with a pair of doubles in the NCAA Tournament... Batted .294 (5-for-17) in the Conference USA Tournament... Hit .303 in games played at Reckling Park, but was at his best in the high-profile games where the attendance was at least 4,000 fans... Batted .385 (10-for-26) with nine runs scored in seven of the games where the attendance was 4,000-plus... Collected two or more hits in a game 13 times, including a season-high three hits twice (vs. Alcorn State and USC)... Drove-in two or more runs four times, and the Owls went 4-0 in those games... Tied a career-high with two walks three times... Error-free in the outfield... Made six defensive assists from the outfield - tops on the team, the most by an Owl in two years and almost as many as all his other teammates combined (8)... Threw-out runners at home plate four times and two others who were trying to reach at third base... Registered a career-high eight put outs in a single game in the finale of the Houston series... Played locally in the Karl Young League over the summer... 2010: NCAA All-Regional Team; Conference USA All-Tournament Team; Played in 61 of 63 games with 58 starts... Made 53 starts in left field and five as the designated hitter... Batted second in the order 17 times, third in the order three times, and once at leadoff (the opening game of the Memphis series)... Led the team and was third in Conference USA with six triples... Collected two or more hits in a game a Rice-best 26 times... Finished third on the Owls in hitting (.346) and at bats (231), and was fourth in hits (80), total bases (120) and on-base percentage (.419)... Carried the offense through the first 34 games of the season as the team's top hitter with a .354 average that was 11 points higher than the next closest Owl... Batted .366 with runners on base all year... Hit a combined .455 (15-of-33) in Rice's eight postseason games, including a team-best .412 in the NCAA Regional (7-of-17) and .500 in the C-USA Tournament (8-of-16)... Did some of his best hitting (.429, 9-for-21) in seven total appearances as the DH... Had a .380 average and a .562 slugging percentage when playing away from Reckling Park... Longest hitting streak was officially 13 games (the last four games of 2009 and the first nine of 2010)... Went on an eight-game hitting streak later in the season... Tied a career-high with four hits in a single game and did it four different times... Twice hit two home runs in a game, as the DH in the finale of the East Carolina series and against crosstown rival Houston in the C-USA Tournament... Tallied a career-best 12 total bases and scored four times in the tournament win over UH... Although he was only fifth on the Owls with 59 runs scored, that total was also ninth overall in Conference USA and would have led five other league teams... Scored two or more runs in a game 16 times, highlighted by five runs against NCAA Tournament-bound California to tie for the most by an Owl all season... Drove in two or more runs 12 times, with a career-high four RBI on two occasions... Drew four-times as many walks (27) as last season to improve his on-base percentage by 42 points... Registered season highs in sac bunts (3) and sac flies (2)... Helped throw out runners on the basepaths from his spot in left field three times, including home plate, third base and second base... 2009: All-Silver Glove Series (of); Played in 56 games with 48 starts... Made 44 starts in left field and four as the designated hitter... Finished second on the team in hitting (.359) and fourth in doubles (14), triples (2), on-base percentage (.385) and sacrifice flies (3)... Fifth in slugging percentage (.508)... Hit safely in 10-straight games... Batted a team-best .386 (17-for-44) in games against nationally-ranked teams and .448 (13-of-29) in Rice's seven-game run through the NCAA Tournament... Ended the season with a four-game hitting streak... Collected 21 games with two or more hits, including a career-high four hits in wins over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Kansas State in the NCAA Regional final... Scored three runs against KSU to tie a career-high... Also scored three runs in the come-from-behind win at East Carolina... Recorded two doubles on a three-hit day against Tulane... Hustled for triples in back-to-back games vs. Marshall and Texas... Career-high RBI day was three against Marshall in the opening round of the C-USA Tournament... Stole eight bases in 12 attempts... Played his best baseball over the final 40 games of the season, hitting an even .400 (62-of-155) with a .574 slugging percentage and 39 runs scored... Steady defensive leftfielder with exceptional range... Made only one error... Threw-out five different runners trying to advance on the basepaths, including four at home plate and two that turned into double-plays after making a catch... Played a partial season of summer ball for the Clarinda A's in the Missouri-Iowa-Nebraska-Kansas (M.I.N.K.) League... Was selected as the fourth-best individual prospect in the 10-team league... 2008: Played in three games with one start at second base at home against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi... Played as a defensive substitute and later scored a run in the Owls' 10-6 win over Winthrop... Made one appearance as a pinch hittter... Played error-free in four defensive chances at second base.
High School -- A 2007 graduate of Katy High School... Earned all-America honors from Louisville Slugger as senior second baseman... Named first-team 5A all-state in baseball in 2006 and 2007... Unanimous all-District 18-5A selection at wide receiver and kick returner for coach Gary Joseph... Third-team 5A all-state by Dave Campbell's Texas Football as a kick returner... Caught 44 passes for 738 yards and eight scores as a senior... Listed on the Dallas Morning News Hot 100 and the Rivals.com Texas 100 after earning first-team all-state selection as a junior, catching 62 passes for 1399 yards and 19 touchdowns.
Personal -- Full Name: Michael Vincent Fuda... Born: January 13, 1989 in Chicago... Parents: Frank and Rita Fuda (two brothers). College: Sid Richardson.