PRIOR TO ILLINOIS Named Honorable Mention All-Mid-West Athletic Conference in 2006 ... Earned Academic All-America status in 2006 ... Named Academic All-MWAC in 2005-06 ... Led Springfield College with five home runs in 2006 ... Hit .315 in MWAC play over two seasons ... Hit .292 in his career at Springfield while driving in 56 runs and scoring 55 with a .443 slugging percentage.
HIGH SCHOOL Hit .450 his senior year and also led Rochester in home runs, doubles and slugging percentage ... Won the 2004 IHSA Class A Hitting Derby, setting a new finals record of 63 points out of 80 ... Won six varsity letters at Rochester, three each in baseball and golf ... Named All-Sangamo Conference for baseball and golf in 2003-04.
PERSONAL Born Aug. 3, 1986 ... Parents are David and Usa Milner ... Majoring in integrative biology ... Lists his biggest thrills in sports as taking second in the 14U CABA?World Series and hitting a three-run homer in the 10th inning to help Springfield College clinch third place in the MWAC ... Member of the pre-dental club ... Outside of baseball, enjoys playing golf, ping-pong and cards ... Was a member of the National Honor Society and was named to Who's Who Among American High School Students.