2001 - Started 25 games in center, four in right and one in left field • Collected four multi-hit games • Hit .538 over four games at Ohio State including 2-for-4 and 3-for-3 performances in games one and two • Went 2-for-5 with a run scored against Miami (OH) in comeback win on Spring Trip • Stole four bases in six attempts • Was 1-for-2 with two runs scored, a stolen base and two sacrifices in game two win against Northwestern.
2000 - Made his first collegiate appearance in the season opener against UTPA where he walked and scored • Appeared in 29 games and started two (UTPA and Illinois State) • Collected a season-high four RBI against Saint Josephís • Set an Illinois Field record with a team season-high two triples against Saint Josephís • Triples were his first extra base hits • Had one game-winning RBI (against Illinois State) • Was 3-for-5 in his start against the Redbirds • Hit .500 against Purdue • First collegiate hit came in extra innings against Duquesne - it was a single that preserved a game-winning rally in the bottom of the 10th • Scored a game-winning run in extra innings when Jeff Gertz laid down a perfect suicide squeeze in game three against Northwestern • Scored two runs as a pinch runner • Scored tying run in Illinoisí comeback, 4-3 win over No. 3 Houston • Had two multi-hit and two multi-RBI games • Collected a career-high three hits against Illinois State • Stole four bases in four attempts.
High School - Earned seven varsity letters at Lake Forest: three in basketball and two each in baseball and soccer • Hit .477 as a senior with nine doubles, three triples, three home runs and 30 RBI • A special mention all-state selection by the Chicago Sun-Times in baseball as a senior • MVP of both the basketball and baseball teams as a senior • A three-time Athlete of the Week selection and a Lake Forest High School Athlete of the Month selection • All-conference and all-area in both baseball and basketball • Ranked among area leaders in batting (.477), slugging (.701) and RBI (30) as a senior.
Personal - Parents are James and Marsha Belcher • Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences • Four relatives competed in intercollegiate athletics: grandfather James Avery played basketball at Langston University, uncle Sterling Burke played basketball at Northwestern, cousin Dwayne Belcher played baseball at Kansas State and great uncle Randall Baker competed in track and basketball at Langston.