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Nick Wiggins
Nick Wiggins

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Littleton, Colo.

Last College:
Trinidad State J.C.

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 215

Position:
C

B/T:
R/R

2011: One of two players to play in all 50 games, starting all but one ... served as team's primary catcher ... named Capital One Academic All-District II First Team ... hit .245 with three home runs and 25 RBI ... tied for second on the team with nine doubles ... most sacrifice flies on the team with four ... had eight multi-hit and six multi-RBI games ... named to Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Commissioner's All-Academic Team.

2010: Played 47 games, starting 45 ... Batted .154 with 23 hits in 149 at-bats ... Had three double, one home run and seven RBIs ... Scored 15 runs and walked and was hit by a pitch six times each ... Stole one base ... Was 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored at Mount Saint Mary's on April 7 ... Had five multiple-hit games, including one with three hits ... Went 3-for-3 with a run scored against North Carolina Central on May 9 ... Had a three-game hit streak from May 5 at Coppin State to May 9 versus North Carolina Central.

Played two seasons for the Trinidad State J.C. Trojans ... Graduated Cum Laude with an Associate's Degree in 2009 ... Part of Phi Theta Kappa, a junior college honors fraternity in 2009.

High School/Club: Earned two letters in baseball and three in wrestling at Columbine High School ... Was Honorable Mention all-conference in both sports (2006) ... Led baseball team to 5-A state title in 2006 ... Played for Fort Collins Foxes club team in the Mountain Collegiate Baseball League ... Team was runners up in the league in 2008.

Personal: Born July 11, 1987 in Littleton, Colo. ... Son of Corrine and Dan Wiggins ... Has two sisters, Maria and Megan and one brother, Nathan ... Major is General Studies ... Was a member of the student senate at Columbine in 2006.

Out of the Park: Pregame routine/superstitions: Tape wrists and eat the same thing every game.

Best Sports Moment: Going to the JUCO regionals in 2008.

Person who has most influenced me: My brother Nathan, because he has been there to push me and show me what it takes to be the best.

Personal best non-athletic achievement: Graduating Cum Laude from my junior college.

When I graduate, I plan to: Become a chief financial officer of a company.

Best advice received/favorite saying: "Pain is temporary; it may last a minutes or an hour or a day or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever" - Lance Armstrong.

Hobbies outside of sports: Fishing, golfing and snowboarding.

Favorite movie: "The Sandlot."

Athletic goals for the season: Help the team have a winning season and win the conference.

Personal athletic goal before graduation: Become the best student-athlete I can be.

Anything else that is important to know about you: I am a team player and will try to do all that is possible to help the team.