|8 Kyle Gunderson
Smart, experienced pitcher... Increased his arm strength to match an increase in workload.
Wayne Graham said -- "Kyle could be a definite factor as a middle reliever."
2006: C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor
Roll... Made his college pitching debut... Appeared six times out of the bullpen, including game two of the NCAA super regional against Oklahoma... Also saw action against the Sooners in February, firing 1.2 scoreless innings with two strikeouts... Pitched against national power Cal. State Fullerton and St. John's, a pair of teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament the year before... Worked a total of six innings... Did not issue any walks... Made the official travel squad for the team's trip to the College World Series...
2005: Did not appear in any games...
2004: Started at first base on opening day for the defending national champions... Went 1-for-2 and scored in his Division I debut against eventual NCAA tournament team Texas Tech at the Minute Maid Park College Classic... Made nine starts and played in a total of 15 games... Doubled, drew a pair of walks and scored in a start against Kansas State at Minute Maid... Scored a pair of runs in a 4-1 win over regional rival Sam Houston State.
All-state and all-central Texas selection at Anderson High School in Austin... Named District 26-4A most
valuable player after leading the Trojans to the fourth round of the state playoffs... Four-year starter for coach Troy Garis... Earned two varsity letters in football and one in basketball... Academic all-district honoree and member of the National Honor Society.
Full Name: Kyle Leonard Gunderson. Born: Jan. 31, 1985, in Austin. Parents: Patrick and Maureen Gunderson, Austin (one brother). Major: managerial studies/economics. College: Jones.