Biography and Career Highlights
2011: All-Missouri Valley Conference First Team selection ... never missed a start during his final three seasons at Illinois State, starting 159-consecutive games ... hit .323 with a team-best 15 doubles and four triples, to go along with six home runs ... was also 7-for-7 in stolen bases ... had an 11-game hitting streak ... amassed 16 multiple-hit and 11 multiple-RBI games ... went 4-for-6 with a team-high four RBI and three runs scored, including one double and one home run against Bowling Green (3/6) ... went 3-for-3 with two RBI and two runs versus SIU Edwardsville (3/16) ... was 2-for-4 with two home runs at Illinois (3/30) ... went 2-for-3 with two doubles, one RBI and two runs at Bradley (4/16) ... was 3-for-5 with a triple and three RBI versus Missouri State (5/8) ... went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored at Southern Illinois, including a home run with two outs in the ninth to send the game to extra innings (5/14) ... named to the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete First Team for the third time in his career ... earned a 3.50 grade-point average (GPA) or higher and earned a spot on the AFNI Honor Roll in all ten of his semesters at Illinois State leading to a 3.77 cumulative GPA ... named to the Capital One Academic All-District V First Team for the second time in his career ... selected in the 23rd round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the 694th overall pick and assigned to the Missoula Osprey.
2010: Was one of just two Redbirds to start all 56 games ... finished with a .295 batting average and a team-best 10 home runs ... ranked second on the team in RBI (49) and hits (67) ... knocked out 14 doubles and one triple ... amassed 17 multiple-hit games and 12 multiple-RBI games ... collected a hit in 12 consecutive games (5/12-6/4), which established a new career-high ... named to the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference All-Tournament team ... earned MVC Second Team recognition ... named to the MVC Baseball Scholar Athlete First Team ... went 4-for-6 with seven RBI, and five runs scored, including two home runs against James Madison (3/14) ... hit three home runs and two doubles, going 5-for-6 with four runs scored versus Wichita State (5/1) ... collected five RBI, including a home run on a 2-for-4 performance at Missouri State (5/8) ... went 4-for-5 with a RBI and a run scored against Bradley (5/14) ... recorded three RBI on a 2-for-5 performance, including a home run at Evansville (5/21) ... went 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored against Wichita State to help the Redbirds win the 2010 MVC Tournament championship (5/29) ... played summer ball in the prestigious Northwoods League for the Border Cats of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada ... recipient of the Fairchild Endowed Scholarship.
2009: Emerged as one of the Redbirds' top offensive contributors and started all 48 games ... named All-MVC Honorable Mention ... hit a three-run home run in the 11th inning at Bradley (5/8) to help Illinois State win the contest and clinch its first State Farm MVC Tournament berth since 2001 ... hit a deciding home run in the second game of a doubleheader at Northern Iowa (4/18), part of a seven-RBI day ... earned Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week honors for those efforts ... earned 2009 MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team honors and was selected to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine District V All-Academic First Team ... finished the season with a .323 batting average and a team-best 41 RBI ... was second on the team with 40 runs scored and tied for second with five home runs ... tied for team lead with 16 multiple-hit games and nine multiple-RBI games ... had a career-best 10 game hitting streak (4/5-4/18), the second-longest on the team ... hit first career home run against Western Michigan in the Metrodome (3/8) ... played summer ball with current ISU teammates Ryan Camp and Ty Wiesemeyer on the Vienna Senators, and helped the team capture the Clark Griffith Collegiate League title.
2008: Played in eight games, with three starts ... had his first-career at-bat against Bucknell (3/12) ... recorded his first-career hit, a double, against Northern Iowa (4/13) ... made his first-career start at Iowa (4/2) ... tallied his first-career RBI in his first-career start at third base against Chicago State (4/19) ... recorded a hit at Missouri State (4/27) ... had a sacrifice hit in a start at second base at Indiana State (5/17) ... played for the Anderson Servants in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League.
Dundee-Crown HS: Started all 34 games and recorded a .406 average in his final season ... added six home runs and a team-high 41 runs scored as a senior ... had a .966 fielding percentage ... helped his team to the Fox Valley Conference championship ... Fox Valley First-Team All-Conference and All-Academic selection... Daily Herald and Elgin Courier First-Team All-Area pick ... made starts in every game as a junior and posted a .337 average and a .415 on-base percentage ... named an Illinois State Scholar and was a four-year Super Honor Roll member ... National Honor Society officer ... attended the same high school as current Redbird Kenny Long.
Personal: Born 5-28-88 in Elgin, Ill. ... son of John and Anita Court ... his father played football and tennis at Illinois State ... major: business teacher education
Honors and Awards
2011 All-MVC First Team
2011 MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team
2011 Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District V
2011 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Candidate
2010 State Farm MVC All-Tournament Team
2010 All-MVC Second Team
2010 MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team
2009 ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-District V
2009 MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team
2009 All-MVC Honorable Mention
2009 MVC Player of the Week (April 20)