2003 (Junior): Saw action in 46 contests, starting 45 ... used primarily as the Blazers' designated hitter, starting 43 games in the position ... started two games in right field ... third on the team in home runs (7) ... fourth on the team in slugging percentage (.420) ... third on the team in batting average against C-USA opponents (.318) ... fourth on the team in hits (28) and on-base percentage (.388) against C-USA opponents ... tied for fourth on the team in runs scored against C-USA foes (13) ... had 12 multiple-hit games and five multiple-RBI games ... posted a six-game hitting streak which included games against ninth-ranked Mississippi State, Kentucky and Cincinnati ... hit .333 with a .667 slugging percentage and a .500 on-base percentage with the bases loaded ... went 3-for-4 with two home runs, tied a career-high with five RBI and set a career-high with four runs scored in UAB's 18-5 win over Mississippi Valley State Feb. 15 at Young Memorial Field ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for the second consecutive year.
2002 (Red-Shirt Sophomore): Started 55 games for UAB at first base ... only the second Blazer in the history of the program to hit for the cycle (May 8, 2002, against Birmingham-Southern at Young Memorial Field) ... also had three RBI and three runs scored in the game ... placed fourth in Conference USA in putouts (484) and double plays fielded (46) ... led UAB in RBI (36), runs scored (36), multiple-hit games (16), multiple-RBI games (10), total bases (91), at bats (210), hits (58), triples (3), total plate appearances (247), walks (26), putouts and double plays fielded ... tied for first on the team in sacrifice flies (3) ... second on the team in doubles (15), stolen bases (8) and stolen base attempts (11) ... third on the team in stolen base percentage (.727) ... posted the Blazers' longest hitting streak in 2002 with an 11-game streak, which included games against Mississippi State, Tulane, Southern Miss and Memphis ... hit .315 with a .611 slugging percentage and a .345 on-base percentage against left-handed pitching ... hit .333 with 31 RBI with runners in scoring position ... hit .500 (6 at bats) with the bases loaded ... hit .320 with a .387 on-base percentage in the No. 2 spot ... holds the UAB single-game record for at bats (8 at Memphis, April 19) ... ranks fourth on UAB's single-season list in putouts (484) ... went 3-4 with two RBI and two runs scored at TCU (May 4) ... went 3-5 with three RBI and two runs scored in UAB's 18-11 victory over Oakland in game two of a doubleheader at Young Memorial Field (March 1) ... was 2-3 with five RBI and two runs scored in UAB's 15-9 victory over Oakland at Young Memorial Field (March 2) ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for the 2001-02 academic year.
2001 (Sophomore): Sat out the season as a medical redshirt after undergoing shoulder surgery (rotator cuff).
CENTRAL ALABAMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Played one season at Central Alabama Community College in Alexander City, Ala. ... sat out his freshman season (1999) after shoulder surgery ... hit .353 with four home runs, 21 doubles and 33 RBI as a red-shirt freshman (2000) ... received Phi Theta Kappa academic scholarship.
HIGH SCHOOL PLAYING CAREER: Graduated from Daphne High School in Daphne, Ala. (1998) ... was a three-year letterwinner in baseball ... hit eight home runs as a senior ... earned all-county honors as both a junior and senior ... named to Mobile Register's "Deadly Diamond" team as a senior ... broke school records for home runs, hits, batting average, RBI and total bases as a senior ... hit .417 as a junior .. team won area championship in 1997 and 1998.
PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS: James Matthew Womble ... born May 18, 1980, in Birmingham, Ala. ... parents are Brenda Perry and Jim Womble ... graduated in 2003 with a degree in criminal justice and a minor in biology.