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Nathan Southard
Nathan Southard

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Luling, La.

High School:
Archbishop Rummel

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 190

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
10/27/1983

Experience:
3L

Major:
Biomedical Engineering


2005: Played in all 68 games as a junior, including 66 starts in centerfield...earned first-team All-Conference USA and All-Louisiana honors after leading the team in runs scored (80) and total bases (157) while tying for the team lead in doubles (24), ranking second in stolen bases (16) and slugging percentage (.563), third in home runs (12) and on-base percentage (.429), fourth in batting average (.341) and RBI (53), and sixth in walks (28)...led C-USA in runs while finishing second in hits and total bases, tied for second in doubles, tied for third in hit by pitch (18), tied for fifth in home runs, sixth in steals and 10th in slugging percentage...earned C-USA Tournament MVP and all-tourney honors after hitting .583 (7-for-13) with three home runs and six RBI...became just the second player in C-USA Tournament history to hit three home runs in a game (vs. Houston on 5/28), which also tied a Tulane single-game record...named to NCAA New Orleans Regional All-Tournament Team after hitting .500 (8-for-16) with two doubles and three RBI...had 26 multiple-hit games, including a career-best five in the first round of the NCAA New Orleans Regional vs. Southern (3/28)...added 14 multiple-RBI outings, including four vs. Houston in the C-USA Tournament...posted a 21-game hitting streak - which ranks second in Tulane history - from April 30-July 18 when he hit .379 (36-for-95) with seven doubles, eight home runs and 23 RBI...also had hit streaks of 13 from Feb. 12-March 8 when he hit .400 (18-for-48) with six doubles, a homer and 11 RBI, and an 11-gamer from April 10-29 when he hit .378 (17-for-45) with three doubles, a home run and seven RBI... off the diamond, was a member of Tulane's 3.0 Club.

2004: Played in 55 games as a sophomore, including 48 starts in centerfield and two in left...began the year in a reserve role and became the Green Wave's everyday centerfielder in the third game of the Conference USA season...led the team and ranked tied for sixth in C-USA with a .993 fielding percentage...finished fifth on the team in stolen bases (5) and sixth in home runs (tied with 6) and slugging percentage (.387)...named to the NCAA Oxford Regional All-Tournament Team after posting a team-best .455 batting average (5-for-11) to go with two RBI, two walks and a pair of sacrifice bunts...had 16 multiple-hit games, including five three-hit games and a four-hit showing vs. Saint Louis (5/15), and nine multiple-RBI outings, including four driven in at UAB (4/16) and vs. Southern Miss (4/24)...had a pair of six-game hitting streaks: from April 6-16 when he hit .400 (10-for-25) with two doubles and seven RBI, and again from May 7-16 when he also hit .400 (10-for-25) with two doubles and three RBI...off the diamond, was a member of the C-USA Commissioner's List.

2003: Played in 54 games as a true freshman, including 28 starts in left field, eight in right and three as the designated hitter...ranked second on the team among freshman hitters in batting average (.280), doubles (9), triples (2), home runs (4), RBI (30), total bases (65), slugging percentage (.455) and on-base percentage (.373)...had nine multiple-hit games, including a 3-for-3 showing at Southern Miss (3/29), and a career-best 4-for-5 outing against UNC-Wilmington (5/31) in the NCAA Regionals...tallied five multiple-RBI games, including three-RBI outings against George Mason (2/14), Manhattan (3/9) and at Saint Louis (4/26)...had a 10-game hitting streak from March 21-April 6 when he hit .405 (15-for-37) with six doubles, a triple and seven RBI...hit .429 (6-for-14) in Regional play with a home run and two RBI...away from the field, earned C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane Scholar-Athlete recognition.

Summer Ball: Played for the Arlington Senators of the Clark Griffith Collegiate Baseball League in 2003 and the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod League in 2004...in 2003, led the team and the league in batting average (.370) while setting a CGCBL record in doubles (17)...also paced the Senators in hits (73), total bases (103), slugging percentage (.575) and on-base percentage (.490)...helped lead the Senators to the CGCBL Championship and a third-place finish at the AAABA World Series...in 2004, started 36 of 38 games, and led the Kettleers in doubles (tied with seven) while finishing second in home runs (three), fourth in RBI (10), fifth in total bases (38) and sixth in slugging percentage (.311).

High School: Four-year letterman at Archbishop Rummel High for coach Frank Cazeaux...helped lead the Raiders to a combined 90-20 record, including four District 9-5A titles and four trips to the playoffs...hit .350 for his career and earned all-district honors as a sophomore, junior and senior...off the diamond, was a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Operation Head Start and Big Brothers...earned the Christian Leadership award.

Personal: Born Nathan Daniel Southard on Oct. 27, 1983 in Metairie, La...son of Steve and Shelia Southard...has one brother, Derick, and two sisters: Cori and Kaci...majoring in biomedical engineering.