2001: Named a preseason All-Conference USA selection.
Junior (2000): Named to the All-Conference USA Second Team...Started in 54 games this year as a designated hitter or at first base...Hit .362 with 19 doubles, nine home runs and 56 RBI...Finished the season on an eight game hitting streak ...Posted a .573 slugging percentage and a .418 on base percentage...Finished among the top-10 in C-USA in batting average (6), slugging percentage (8), hits (10)and RBI (7)... Recorded 22 multiple hit games and 16 multiple RBI games...Tied a Tulane single game record with six hits against South Florida, he was 6-for-6 with two runs and two RBI...Recorded a season high six RBI against Saint Louis, going 3-for-5 with a double, two runs and two home runs ...Recorded hits in nine of the last 10 games...Hit .440 with eight home runs, 12 doubles and 31 RBI against C-USA opponents ...His 31 C-USA RBI total was the third highest in conference only games...Was 8-for-12 with five RBI, four runs scored, four doubles and one home run against Charlotte...Had a C-USA slugging percentage of .771 and an on-base percentage of .488.
Summer 1999: Played for the Falmouth Commodores in the Cape Cod League
1999: Hit .311with eight home runs and drove in 27 runs...Started in 34 of 46 games played...For the week of April 26th, he batted a .591 (13-for-22) including hits in nine consecutive at bats vs. Saint Louis...Recorded nine multiple RBI games...Against Saint Louis, he went 5-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and three runs...His five hits against Saint Louis is a Tulane single game season high...Hit .408 against C-USA opponents with four home runs and a .673 slugging percentage...Went 2-for-4 with a single game high three RBI against Winthrop in the NCAA Regional...Recorded a team high seven at bats against Southern Miss (5/14)...Went 3-for-4 with two RBI, four runs scored and two home runs against South Florida.
Freshman (1998): Started 48 of 50 games as freshman, mostly at third base...Went 4-for-5 and scored three runs in 28-5 win over UNCC...First home run came against Northern Illinois...Hit a grand slam against Cincinnati...Had a 10-game hitting streak...Had 14 multi-hit games...Had a .371 average in C-USA games...Fielded .944 in C-USA games at third base.
High School: A two-year letterman for John Crumbley at Jesuit...Played shortstop, third and first as well as DH...Won the Florida State Championship and National Championship in 1997...Made it to the state semifinals in 1996...A preseason All-American honorable mention in High School Baseball USA Magazine as a senior...Selected first-team all-county in 1997...Batted .385 to lead team in 1997...Selected all-county honorable mention in 1996...Had a .404 batting average as a junior, leading the county with 13 doubles and 46 hits...A member of the Honor Roll.
Personal: Born on7/30/79... Son of Steve and Mary Shirley...Majoring in Media Arts.
Shirley's 2000 Accolades
All-Conference USA Second Team