Athletic frame allows him to throw, run and hit for power... Showed a contagious attitude to succeed in the fall practices.
Wayne Graham said -- "Chad has great tools. He can help us a lot."
2006: Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll... Appeared in 52 games with 39 starts... Fought anagging injury in the second half of the season... All starts were in right field... Came off the bench to play in one game at the College World Series... Hit a grand slam in a win over longtime rival Lamar... Made the most of bases-loaded opportunities with a team-leading .667 average (4-of-6)... Drove in a season-high five runs in a win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at the Whataburger College Classic... Named to the Classic's all-tournament team after hitting a home run, double and scoring two runs... Collected three hits, including a double, in the series finale against eventual College World Series participant Cal. State Fullerton... Drew three walks in a game against TCU... Blasted a home run in his Rice debut against Central Missouri State... Stole two bases in a win at Tulane... Threw out a runner on the basepaths for a defensive assist against Texas State. Univ. of Oklahoma -- Played in parts of two seasons at the University of Oklahoma...
2005: Started four games in left field and played in eight games overall... Batted .182 (2-for-11) with two runs scored, an RBI and two walks... Drove in lone run of the season on his first career extra-base hit, a pinch-hit double in a win over Eastern Illinois... Scored runs against Eastern Illinois and Western Illinois... Went 1-for-2 in a start against Western Illinois... Played last game at Cal State Fullerton and sat out the remainder of the season with an injury... Member of the 2004 Fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... 2004: Appeared in 18 games with seven starts during freshman season, mostly in left field and as the designated hitter... Hit .207 (6-for-29) with a home run, four RBI, two runs scored and a sacrifice fly... Blasted a solo homer against Creighton for his first career hit... Started conference games against Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and Kansas... Drove in the go-ahead run with a single in an 8-7 win over Texas A&M... Suffered a hand fracture which ended his season... Earned Big 12 Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll and Sooner Scholar status for the academic year.
2003 graduate of Mullen High School in Denver, Colo.... Three-year baseball letterman and team captain who played third base, shortstop and second base... Maintained a .360 career batting average with 19 home runs, 121 RBI, 46 doubles and a .962 fielding percentage... Earned all-conference honors... Helped lead team to a 20-5 record, league championship and appearance in the 5A state semifinals as a junior... Rated as the top infielder in Colorado and the eighth-best player in the state by Baseball America... Selected to play in the Colorado Rockies' Top 40 game... Named Mullen's freshman player of the year in 2000... Coached by Tony Schenbeck... Three-year honor roll student.
Full Name: Chad Joseph Lembeck. Born: Nov. 2, 1984, in Golden, Colo... Parents: Joe and Celeste Lembeck, Lakewood, Colo. (two sisters). Father played baseball for the University of Colorado (1978-79). College: Will Rice.