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- Keith DePew
Keith DePew

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Trussville, Ala.

High School:
Hewitt-Trussville

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190

Position:
INF

B/T:
R/R



05/04/2012

UAB Athletics Honors Senior Student-Athletes

Keith DePew, Kristina Vaughn and Rhiannon Johns win academic awards

03/27/2012

UAB Places 149 On C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

Blazer student-athletes recognized for having 3.0 GPA or better

2012 Conference USA All-Tournament Team
2012 Conference USA All-Academic Team
Capital One All-Academic District IV Team

2012 (Senior)
· Played in 60 of 62 games, making 56 starts all coming at second base
· Lone Blazer to finish the season with over a .300 batting average (.304)
· Collected 55 hits in 181 at bats, scored 31 runs and knocked in 21
· Registered a .388 on-base percentage along with the second-most sac bunts in C-USA (11)
· Stole five bases in seven attempts and added 20 walks
· Finished career with 26 career sacrifices, eighth all-time at UAB
· Produced 14 multi-hit contests, featuring a trio of three-hit games
· Ranked 10th in C-USA in assists with 148
· Was a part of 41 double plays, tied for fourth highest total in the conference
· Reached the 100 career hit plateau during senior season
· Walk-off bunt single vs. Utah (March 3)
· Named to the C-USA All-Tournament team
· Hit .500 (5-for-10) with five runs scored, four RBI and four walks at the C-USA Tournament
· Owned the highest postseason batting average at .471 (8-for-17) for the Blazers
· Posted a hit in seven of his final eight collegiate games
· During that final stretch, he hit .462 (12-for-26) with seven runs scored and five RBI
· Posted consecutive three-hit games, vs. Southern Miss (May 19) and UCF (May 24)
· Finished career with a .281 (112-for-470) batting average, 70 runs scored, 54 RBI and a .959 fielding percentage
· Earned Capital One Academic All-District IV team honors and C-USA All-Academic team accolades

2011 (Junior)
· Started all 57 games at second base for the Blazers
· Committed just three errors in 272 total chances for a .989 fielding percentage
· Did not commit an error in 24 Conference USA games
· Posted a .276 batting average with six doubles, three triples, one homer and 25 RBI
· Finished ninth in the league in assists (167)
· Posted a streak of 34 consecutive games without committing an error (March 22-May 21)
· Roped a career-high four hits vs. Rice in Pearl, Miss. in a C-USA Tournament victory on May 27
· Topped C-USA in sacrifice bunts with 14, tied for the third most in a single season in program history
· Laced a pair of triples against Cleveland State on May 4
· Launched his first collegiate homer on May 8 at Southern Miss
· Went 3-for-6 with five RBI including a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 12th vs. Rice on April 23
· Finished the C-USA Tournament 7-for-14 over the course of three games
· C-USA All-Academic Team and Capital One Academic All-District IV Second Team recipient
· Named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and earned the league's academic medal

2010 (Sophomore)
· Played mostly as an outfielder, appearing in 22 games and making 12 starts
· Scored seven runs and drove in four
· Went 2-for-2 on stolen base attempts
· Hit safely in five straight games from Feb. 26 to March 3
· Went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a season-high five putouts March 3 against Kennesaw State
· Selected to the All-Alaska Baseball League Second Team over the summer as a member of the Athletes in Action Fire
· Earned a spot on the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and received the C-USA Academic Medal

2009 (Freshman)

· Saw action in 23 games, making six starts on the Blazer infield and one as the designated hitter
· Logged a .353 batting average, tops among the UAB reserves
· Collected three multi-hit games
· Recorded a season-best three hits April 25 against UCF
· Tallied two RBI, the first of his career, on a pinch-hit double March 11 versus UT Martin
· Hit .455 in limited opportunities during league play with five hits in 11 at-bats
· Named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and received the league's academic medal
· Played during the summer for the Union City Greyhounds of the KIT (Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee) League along with UAB teammate Danny Volk

High School

· Played at Hewitt-Trussville, where he was a team captain for head coach Jason Estabrook
· Named the 2008 Alabama Baseball Coaches Association Student-Athlete of the Year
· Selected all-metro by The Birmingham News
· Honored as a Wendy's High School Heisman Award winner
· Recognized as a Rivals.com Student-Athlete of the Week
· Selected honorable mention all-state in 2007
· Also captained his high school football team
· Graduated with a 4.48 GPA as a member of the National Honor Society and the Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society
· Was a member of the Young Life campus ministry and served as a Special Olympics volunteer

Personal

Brian Keith DePew, Jr. ... born Jan. 4, 1990 ... parents are Brian and Dana DePew ... has two brothers and one sister ... major is high school education with an emphasis in history.

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