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November 29, 2006

Brooks Receives 2006 NCAA Baseball Statistical Champions Award in Two Categories

Brooks Leads NCAA Division II Baseball in Home Runs and Runs Batted In Categories

Columbia, SC] Benedict College third basemen/pitcher, Deshaun Brooks led the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II baseball in two categories during the 2006 baseball season. The categories were Home Runs (18) and Runs Batted In (RBIís) totaling 80 on the season. While capturing NCAA titles, Brooks also led the Benedict College Tigers to a successful capture of the Eastern SIAC Division Championship. Presently, he is a senior computer science major and native of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, holds a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a captain on the BC Baseball Team.

Brooks started in 35 of 36 games during the 2006 season and proved to be the core of the Tiger Baseball bat attack. While approaching the plate 150 times he accumulated a total of 57 hits; almost half of his plate appearances were successful. Brooks, a 6-3 240 pound junior hammered 18 home runs and 80 RBIs while recording a .985 slugging percentage. He was awarded the Tiger Batting Champion Trophy ending his season with a .438 total batting average.

Defensively, Brooks was effective as a pitcher topping out in the high 80s Ė low 90ís. He recorded a 5-2 record with 4 games saved and pitched a total of 42.2 innings. During those 42 innings he gave up 22 hits and struck 43 batters. Brooks was also the starting third basemen in which he only committed 8 errors on 57 attempts. He recorded a fielding percentage of .947. 

Form more information on Benedict College baseball call the Office of Sports Information at (803) 705-4535 or the Baseball Office at (803) 733-7421.

Source: Office of Sports Information.