Went 7-1 with a 1.65 ERA for the Wilmette Waves American Legion in 2011 ... Went 18-4 over three years with the Waves ... Rated a top-100 player in 2011 by the Chicago Sun-Times ... Earned Pioneer Press All-Area honors in 2011 ... Named a 2011 Central Suburban League All-Star ... Earned Wilmette Beacon Athlete of the Month honors in 2011 ... Earned varsity letters in baseball and basketball in 2010 and 2011 ... Awarded the 2011 Mel Sheets Award for sportsmanship in basketball.
Born on July 14, 1992 ... Parents are Jeffrey and Jamie Kost ... Enrolled in the Division of General Studies ... Has two younger brothers, Adam and Andrew ... Grandfather played football for Northwestern ... Favorite athlete is Shaquille O'Neal ... Lists his father as the most influential person on his athletic career because he constantly worked with Brian on his skills and was always there for him ... Illinois hero growing up was Dee Brown.