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Matt Groff
Matt Groff


Fort Myers, Fla.

High School:

Last College:
Kent University

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 185




Junior (2000): Played in 53 of 61 games for the Wave as an outfielder or at second base...Hit .292 with nine doubles, one triple and one home run...Recorded 28 RBI...Was 12-15 in stolen bases...Was 5-for-10 with two doubles and three runs scored in the three game series with San Diego State...Recorded a season high three RBI against South Florida...Recorded 10 multiple RBI games and 16 multiple hit games ...Was 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI against Notre Dame in the NCAA Regional ...Had a season high nine game hitting streak...Went 2-for-3 with one RBI against LSU...In the series against C-USA rival Houston, Groff was 5-for-13 with four RBI, five runs two doubles and a triple...Went 3-for-2 against Arizona with a pair of runs scored, two RBI and a home run.

Sophomore (1999): Named to the C-USA and NCAA Auburn Regional All-Tournament teams...Hit .367 with 17 doubles, two triples and four home runs...Ranked among the top-10 in C-USA in stolen bases with 20 (.800)...Went 9-for-19 (.474) with three doubles one home run and five RBI in the Conference USA Tournament...Played a solid centerfield...Saw action at shortstop while Cannizaro was injured...Hit two solo home runs and went 2-for-4 against Southeastern Louisiana...Went 3-for-6 and recorded a season high three RBI against Saint Louis...Hit four home runs and recorded 37 RBI...Recorded hits in every game of the C-USA Tournament...Had a season high 12 game hitting streak...Averaged .405, and recorded hits in all of Tulane's nine postseason games.

Kent State: Played under Rick Rembeliak at shortstop and second base...Also played football...Named All-MAC Second Team punter...Averaged 42.8 yards a kick, second-best in school history.

High School: Three-year letterman in baseball at Lehigh High School under coach Tom Roszell ... Reached the state semifinals as a senior...Named all-conference first team in 1996...As a senior he hit .477...Participated in two state all-star games...Also lettered in basketball and football and received all-conference honors.

Personal: Born 3/28/78...Son of Lisa and Mike Groff...Has a younger sister, Sara, and a younger brother, Daniel...Plans to major in Media Arts...A member of the 1998 12-0 Green Wave football team as a punter/kicker.