AS A SOPHOMORE (2014)
Appeared in 21 games for UAB as a sophomore ... batted .256 and drew a start in nine contests ... tallied two RBI, 10 hits and scored six runs ... recorded three multiple-hit games and carried a four-game hit streak at one point during the season ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and earned the league's Academic Medal.
REDSHIRT SEASON (2013)
Did not see any time during his redshirt season ... earned the Conference USA Academic Medal and Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll accolades ... played in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League as a member of the Lima Locos.
Played for head coach Steve Renfroe at Briarwood Christian HS ... named ASWA All-State Baseball Class 5A Honorable Mention as a senior ... recipient of the U.S. Marine Distinguished Athlete Award ... named to the Birmingham News All-Shelby County Baseball Team as a senior ... stole nine bases with a .416 batting average as a senior ... named the 2011 Birmingham News Shelby County Player of the Year in football ... named an AL.com Scholar-Athlete of the Week in June 2012 ... member of the National Honor Society and received the President's Education Award in 2012.
Matthew Kirk Furuto ... born Feb. 25, 1993 ... son of Don and Bonnie Furuto ... has two brothers ... majoring in business.