Second Team Louisville Slugger All-American
College Baseball Foundation National Honors Team
Drafted Third Round By Arizona Diamondbacks
Conference USA Player of the Year
First-Team All-Conference USA
NCAA New Orleans Regional All-Tournament (DH)
Conference USA All-Tournament (Pitcher)
Season Highlights (entering CWS): Played in 61 games as a position player - including 36 starts at first base, 19 as the designated hitter and five in left field - and also started 18 games on the mound...named second-team Louisville Slugger All-American, Conference USA Player of the Year and first-team All C-USA utility athlete after leading
the team in home runs (18), triples (3) and slugging pct. (.733) at the plate while posting a club-best 131 strikeouts, 9.61 strikeout-per-nine average and a 6.24 strikeout-to-walk ratio from the mound...offensively, leads the team in RBI (63), while ranking second in total bases (151) and on-base percentage (.472), third in batting average (.354) and walks (41), and fourth in doubles (18)... as a pitcher, paces the club in opponent batting average (.232) while ranking second in ERA (3.38), innings pitched (122.2) and wins (11)...leads C-USA in home runs and slugging percentage while ranking third in on-base percenatage, fourth in total bases, sixth in walks and ninth in batting average, offensively...as a pitcher, ranks second in the league in wins, strikeouts,
strikeouts looking (39) and innings pitched, tied for third in wins, fourth in opponent batting average, and fifth in ERA...earned C-USA All-Tournament honors as a pitcher after giving up just one run on six hits while striking out nine and not allowing a walk in a 7.0-inning start vs. Houston (May 28) in the semifinals...ranks fourth on the team with 21 multiple-hit games, including four-hit games against UAB (April 3), Charlotte (April 9) and Alabama (June 4)...also has a team-best 19 multi-RBI outings, including a season-best five RBI vs. Memphis (May 6) when he went 2-for-3 with a home run and Alabama (June 4) in day two of the New Orleans Regional...posted eight-or-more strikeouts 11 times, including four double-digit K contests and a career-best 12
at Charlotte (April 8)...had an 11-game hitting streak from April 26-May 20 when he hit .410 (16-for-39) with five doubles, four home runs and 18 RBI.
NCAA New Orleans Regional: Started all three games as a position player, two at first and one as the desingated hitter...also started the championship game on the mound where he posted six strikeouts while giving up four runs (three earned) on nine hits and three walks in 7.0 frames to earn his 10th win of the year...hit .667 (8-for-
12) for the regional with a double, two home runs and six RBI...had at least two hits in all three games, including a 4-for-5 showing vs. Alabama on June 4 when he hit a double and two home runs while driving in five...named to the All-Tournament Team as the designated hitter.
NCAA New Orleans Super Regional: Started all three games as a position player, two at first and one as the designated hitter...also stated game two of the super regional on the mound (June 12) when he posted a complete-game, three-hitter...struck out eight and gave up just one walk during his time on the mound to earn the win...hit a team best .462 (6-for-13) with two doubles and three RBI...had a hit in all three games, including the game-winning RBI-single in the ninth inning of the championship game (June 13).
Prior To Tulane: Played two years at Georgia Tech where he was a two-time first-team All-ACC selection while helping the Yellow Jackets go a combined 88-39 with a pair of NCAA Regional appearances, the 2003 ACC Tournament title and the 2004 regular-season conference crown...a career .313 hitter, was drafted in the 19th round of the 2004 MLB Draft by the Chicago Cubs...posted 30 home runs and 106 RBI in two seasons in Atlanta while going 18-6 with a 3.93 ERA and 170 strikeouts in 201.1 innings on the mound...started all 57 games he played in as a true freshman in 2003 with 45 starts as the designated hitter, six at first base and six at third while appearing in 17 games with 12 starts on the mound...(as a freshman) named second-team All-American as a utility athlete by Baseball America while claiming Freshman All-America honors from Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball...garnered first-team All-ACC and ACC Rookie of the Year recognition after pacing the Yellow Jackets in home runs (15) and slugging percentage (.593) at the dish while leading the pitching staff in opponent batting average (.247), strikeout-to-walk ratio (2.76) and tying for the team lead in wins (9)...offensively, ranked second on the squad in total bases (124), third in triples (tied with 2), fourth in batting average (.306), fifth in on-base percentage (.392) and sixth in hits (64)...from the mound, finished second in ERA (3.99), strikeouts (58), strikeouts-per-nine (5.93) and innings pitched (88.0)...named to 2003 ACC All-Tournament Team as a third baseman after hitting .286 (6-for-21) with three walks, a pair of doubles and an RBI while picking up the win after scattering three runs on six hits and striking out four in a 6.0-inning start vs. Wake Forest (5/22)...ranked fifth in the ACC in home runs and slugging percentage and ninth in total bases offensively while finishing tied for sixth in wins, ninth in opponent batting average and 15th in ERA from the hill...had 21 multiple-hit contests, including a season-best three knocks four times, and 11 multiple-RBI games, including a pair of four-RBI outings...posted a seven-game hitting streak from April 6-16 when he hit .481 (13-for-27) with a triple, two home runs and 10 RBI...from the mound, fanned at least five on five occasions, including a career-best nine at Virginia (5/9/03)...(as a sophomore) started all 63 games he played at designated hitter, and appeared in 18 games with 15 starts on the mound 2004...led team offensively in home runs (15), total bases (140) and slugging percentage (.549) while pacing the pitching staff in strikeouts (112), strikeouts-per-nine (8.89), opponent batting average (.220) and innings pitched (113.1)...ranked second on the team in RBI (64), fourth in runs scored (65) and on-base percentage (tied at .394), and fifth in batting average (.318), hits (81) and doubles (tied with 14) with the bat while finishing second in ERA (3.89), wins (nine) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (2.60) while toeing the rubber...ranked fifth in the ACC in runs-per-game (1.03), tied for seventh in RBI-per-game (1.02) and tied for ninth in home runs offensively while finishing tied for third in wins, fourth in opponent batting average, and sixth in ERA and Ks-per-nine from the hill...named to ACC All-Tournament Team after tossing 8.2 innings in a start vs. Clemson and hitting .190 (4-for-21) with three RBI and four walks...earned ACC Player of the Week honors on March 22 after hitting .391 (9-for-23) with four home runs, a double and 13 RBI during a five-game stretch...posted 23 multiple-hit outings, including a 4-for-4 showing vs. Georgia Southern (3/28), and 17 multiple-RBI contests, including a career-best six RBI in a 3-for-6 showing vs. Auburn (3/30) with a double and a pair of home runs...from the mound, had 15 five-plus strikeout outings, including a career-best nine punchouts in back-to-back starts vs. Clemson (5/27) in the ACC Tournament and against Texas Tech (6/5) in the NCAA Atlanta Regional.
Summer Ball: Played for the U.S. National Team in 2003 and the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod League in 2004...in 2003, helped Team USA go 27-2 and win the Silver Medal at the Pan Am Games...appeared in six games on the mound for Team USA where he posted a 5.28 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 15.1 innings of work, and four starts at third base...in 2004, named the No. 15 prospect in the Cape by Baseball America after hitting.345 with two doubles, a pair of home runs and 10 RBI at the plate and going 1-1 with a 0.69 ERA, one save and 19 strikeouts in four appearance and 13.0 innings of relief for the Braves.
High School: Four-year high school letterman, spending first two prep seasons at Forsyth Central before moving on to Gainesville High under coach Wayne Vickery...named Georgia Player of the Year and first-team All-American by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball as a senior after hitting .448 with 25 home runs at the plate while going 12-1 with a 1.03 ERA and 121 strikeouts and just three walks in 75 innings on the mound...his home run mark as a senior was a Georgia state record, and his career 69 long balls was just one off the national high school record of 70 held by current Dallas Cowboy quarterback Drew Henson...helped lead Gainesville to a pair of state championships...showed good power as a sophomore when he hit .630 with 21 home runs...as a junior hit .469 with 15 homers and 56 RBI at the plate while going 12-1 with 69 strikeouts and a 1.85 ERA in 60.2 innings on the mound...MVP of 2001 Connie Mack World Series with East Cobb...also lettered in basketball...off the diamond, was a member of National Honor Society, Beta Club...graduated in the Top 25 of his class.
Personal: Born Micah Burton Owings on Sept. 28, 1982 in Gainesville, Ga...son of Jim and Danise Owings...has two brothers: Josh and Jon Mark; and two sisters: Becca and Abi...father played football and ran track at Georgia Tech from 1971-74...majoring in sociology.