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    Chad Frk
    Player Profile
    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Northfield, Ohio

    High School:
    Walsh Jesuit

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 210

    Position:
    IF

    Birthdate:
    01/08/1982

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R

    2002 – Missed most of the season while recovering from a back injury suffered in the fall.

    2001 - Freshman started 37 games and appeared in 43, primarily at second base . . . Hit .220 with 10 RBI . . . Collected first career extra base hit with double vs. Indiana and hit first career home run against Purdue at the Big Ten Tournament . . . Had three multi-hit games . . . Went 4-for-9 starting at second in the first two games of the Illini Desert Classic . . . Hit .400 in the series against Northwestern and .333 against Indiana . . . Twice put together five-game hitting streaks . . . Started 11-consecutive games at second, the longest streak at that position for any player, from April 8-21.

    High School - Earned four varsity letters in baseball and three in football . . . Named a second-team All-American by Rawlings and the National High School Baseball Coaches Association . . . Named first-team all-state as a senior along with Player of the Year for the Tri-County Area Conferece . . . Set 10 school records during his career, including season average (.576), hits (57), runs (46), doubles (14) and RBI (42) and career home runs, RBI, hits, runs and walks . . . Won state championships in baseball as a junior and in football as a senior.

    Personal - Parents are Robert and Janet Frk . . . Majoring in marketing . . . During high school played for Parma, MSI team that current and former Illini Casey Hahn, Dan O’Neill, Joe Sprengard and D.J. Svihlik all played for . . . Lists biggest thrill in sports as winning two state championships . . . Member of the National Honor Society and Honor Roll . . . Chose Illinois over Notre Dame, Clemson, Michigan State and Vanderbilt . . . Lists Steve Grescovich as the biggest influence on his athletic career because he “influenced me to work extremely hard in all that I do.”

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