Rice completed a three-game sweep of FIU with an 8-1 win on Sunday
Wayne Graham said --"Ryan is moving to first base after showing he can do everything we've asked him to do. He can handle first base and be a solid left-handed hitter."
At Rice -- Conference USA Championship all-tournament team; Played in 60 of the team's 63 games with 52 starts... All 52 starts were in right field, the most by any Rice player in the outfield (and the most by an Owl in one outfield position)... Led the team, and finished tied for seventh in the conference, with three triples... Hit two of his three triples in back-to-back games against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and UAB, then hit his third triple a month later against UAB in the C-USA Tournament... Finished fourth on the team in runs (32), on-base percentage (.386) and steals (4)... Fifth on the squad in walks (27), slugging percentage (.363) and sacrifice bunts (4)... Most starts were batting seventh in the lineup (27 times)... Hit .364 with runners on base, .348 with runners in scoring position and .339 with two outs already recorded in the inning... Worked to raise his average and offensive production in the second half of the season... Batted .330 with 36 hits, 22 runs, 20 RBI and a .441 on-base percentage over the team's final 38 games of the year... Maintained a .300 average in 23 C-USA league games... Went 11-for-24 (.458) in the Owls' seven postseason games, including a 7-for-14 clip with three walks in the C-USA Championship to help the Owls claim tourney title... Hit .296 in nine high-profile games where the attendance was more than 4,000... Average was .308 in the season-long best-of-five games against crosstown rival Houston... Best hitting streak of the season was ten games, the fourth-longest on the team... Collected two or more hits in a game seven times, including a career-best four hits against Alcorn State in the NCAA Regional... Had three-hit games against Lamar and Memphis... Blasted first career home run against Southern California... Drove-in two or more runs in a game seven times with a career-best four in the win at UAB... Scored a career-best two runs five different times... Tallied a pair of sacrifice bunts in the NCAA Regional against California, tying for the most by an Owl all season long... Recorded the most catches by an Owl outfielder (101)... Notched four defensive assists by throwing out runners trying to advance on the bases, including home plate on three occasions and once at third base... Played locally in the Karl Young League over the summer... 2010: Appeared in one inning of one game as a defensive substitution at first base... Played in the home-opener against Lamar and was error-free in one fielding play... Sidelined the rest of the season before getting a chance to bat... Gained a redshirt season... Fall 2009: Played five games at quarterback for the Owls' football team with one start (vs. Tulsa)... Finished the season with 27 completions for 240 yards and one touchdown... Made his Division I football debut on the road against nationally-ranked Texas Tech, where he was 7-of-15 for 66 yards and a 15-yard scramble that was the Owls' longest run from scrimmage in the game... Spring 2009: Completed first season of D-I baseball with a .289 average and a .441 on-base percentage that was second only to Anthony Rendon (.461)... Played in 22 games with 11 starts... Made four starts in the outfield and seven as the designated hitter against right-handed pitching... Led the team in pinch-hit appearances (10) and entered a game as a pinch-runner one time... Made his NCAA debut on April 10 by coming off the bench to pinch-hit for Rick Hague against nationally-ranked East Carolina...Stayed in the game in leftfield against ECU where he later singled and scored... Hit .357 with runners on base, .300 in the NCAA Regional and .333 in all home games at Reckling Park... Tallied two-hit games against league foes Marshall and UCF... Knocked a pinch-hit double against Texas A&M...Doubled-in a career-high two runs vs. Houston in the C-USA Tournament... Hit a double in the NCAA Tournament against A-10 champion Xavier... Finished third on the team in getting hit by a pitch (four times), and that was in only 59 at bats...Drew walks in eight of his 22 games played... Error-free in the outfield... Fall 2008: Reserve quarterback on the Owls' football team... Gained a redshirt season for the school record-tying 10-3 football squad that won the Texas Bowl at nearby Reliant Stadium... Coached by David Bailiff, the 2008 C-USA Coach of the Year.
High School -- A 2008 graduate of Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, La.... Named the city's Male Athlete of the Year by The Advocate newspaper... Earned all-state, all-metro and all-district honors as an outfielder for coach Kyle Achord... Led the Bears to a 33-7 record and to the semifinals of the state tournament... Batted .470 as a senior with 10 home runs and 45 RBI... Hit .481 as a junior with 10 home runs and 51 RBI... Versatile star was a two-time all-metro selection at quarterback for coach Dale Weiner... Two-time honorable mention all-state and district MVP... Football team was 34-5 in his career as a starter... Threw for 3,998 yards and 43 touchdowns in his career... Led Catholic to a pair of appearances in the state semifinals... Academic all-state selection and member of the National Honor Society who carried a 3.8 grade point average.
Personal -- Full Name: Ryan Anthony Lewis... Born: Oct. 30, 1989 at Baton Rouge, La.... Parents: Max and Rhonda Lewis of Baton Rouge (one sister). Coaches youth basketball in his spare time. College: Wiess.