*2006 BASEBALL AMERICA PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM
*2006 NCBWA PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM
*2005 USA BASEBALL NATIONAL TEAM MEMBER
*2005 ALL-BIG 12 CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM
*2005 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12 SECOND TEAM
Named to the All-Big 12 Conference second team ... was second on the team with a .327 batting average and 10 stolen bases ... tied for second with 62 runs scored and was third in slugging percentage (.473) and hits (67) ... was second on the team with 18 multi-hit games ... had hits in each of the first five games of the season, including two hits in the first three ... went 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored against Youngstown State on March 14 ... had a seven-game hitting streak from March 25-April 3, including five-straight multi-hit games from March 27-April 3 ... was 3-for-6 with two RBI and three runs scored against Saint Louis on March 30 ... went 4-for-4 in final game of series with Texas Tech ... had three hits, three RBI and a pair of runs scored in second game of Oklahoma series ... had three hits against Kansas on May 13 ... had a five-game hitting streak from May 21-28 ... was 3-for-4 with four RBI and a run scored against Oklahoma at Big 12 Tournament ... had a hit in each of the final two games of the NCAA Regional in Fullerton, Calif. ... was selected to the USA National Team last summer ... played in 17 games for Team USA, hitting .259 with a home run, two triples and two doubles.
Was 2-for-3 with two RBI against Portland on Feb. 14 ... had extra base hits for each of his first two hits as a Tiger (a double and a triple) ... drove in the winning run against Wake Forest on March 12 on a double in the 12th inning ... went 3-for-3 with three RBI and four runs scored against Chicago State on March 21 ... played all three outfield positions in the final game of the Chicago State series ... had a 2-run double against Saint Louis in the "Wood Bat Classic" on April 28 ... had four doubles, a triple, a home run and drove in 12 runs ... was 2-for-2 in stolen base attempts.
Was a two-time All-State outfielder ... three-time all-conference outfielder and an all-conference pitcher ... named to the all-metro team twice ... three-time all-Northland team ... selected the 2003 Kansas City Star All-Metro Player of the Year ... was the 2003 Sun News All-Northland Player of the Year ... compiled a 3.8 GPA ... member of the National Honor Society ... was a DARE Youth Advisory Board representative from Missouri ... also lettered in football.
Born August 30, 1984, in Liberty, Mo. ... son of Dave and Nancy Mense ... science major at Mizzou ... lists career goal of owning a baseball complex.