2004 Redshirt Junior: Saw time at both third base and first base Collected 13 multi-hit games Led the team with a .447 on-base percentage Hit .344 on the year with 24 RBI Hit .636 (7-for-11) over three starts during the Michigan series Picked up three hits in back-to-back games against Winthrop Went 3-for-3 in game three against Iowa.
2003 Redshirt Sophomore: Led the team in batting average, hitting .394 to go along with an on-base percentage of .467 Ranked second in slugging percentage with a .519 average Played in 41 games and started 29 contests Finished the year with eight doubles and 25 RBI Also collected six three-hit and six two-hit games Was second on the team with nine multi-RBI games, including six two-RBI and three three-RBI efforts Started the third Michigan game at third base and stayed in the starting line-up the rest of the year, making 24 starts in a row Also led the team with a .369 Big Ten batting average Scored the game-winning run three times during the year In the second game against Michigan, hit a game-winning single to drive in Drew Davidson Also collected the game-winning RBI in game three against Iowa, driving in Eric Eymann to win the game Led the team in the Penn State series with a .500 batting average Returned for his third summer with the Waterloo Bucks of the Northwoods League over the summer.
2002 Sophomore: Missed most of the season while recovering from a back injury suffered in fall practice Played for the Waterloo Bucks of the Northwoods League over the summer.
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.
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.
Born Jan. 8, 1982 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."