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  Chris Robinson
Chris Robinson
Player Profile
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Dorchester, Ontario

High School:
Lord Dorchester

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190

Position:
C/3B

Birthdate:
05/12/1984

B/T:
R/R

High School – Voted the Ontario Player of the Year in 2001 and was also voted the best catcher in Canada that year . . . Competed for the Canadian Junior National team at the Junior World Championships in the summer of 2002 . . .  Team placed fourth at Junior Worlds . . .  Hit .450 over the tournament and .475 for his club team over the summer . . .  Member of the 2001 Canadian and Ontario championship team . . .  Hit .450 at the national championship tournament, collecting more extra-base hits (five doubles, a triple and two home runs) than singles (six) . . .  Hit .428 over the 2001 season with 16 doubles, four triples, 10 home runs, 51 RBI and a .697 slugging percentage . . . Threw out 51 of 57 (.895) potential base stealers during the 2001 campaign . . .  During high school earned all-star honors in golf, hockey, basketball, baseball and volleyball . . .  Participated in the Canadian golf championships . . .  Earned school’s outstanding contribution to athletics award in 2002 . . .   Named the London Free Press Athlete of the Year in 2001 . . .  Also earned MVP honors at the Canada Cup in 2001, where he hit .692 (9-for-13).

Personal – Born May 12, 1984 . . .  Parents are Don and Kathie Robinson . . .  Majoring in sport management . . . Drafted in the 30th round of the 2002 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the New York Mets . . . First Canadian to suit up for the Illini baseball squad in over 20 years . . .  Lists his biggest thrills in sports as playing in the Junior World Baseball Championships . . . In high school was a four-year honor student and received the school’s leadership award in 2002 . . .  Favorite athlete is Mike Piazza because “he is a great catcher, but a class act off the field as well” . . .  Lists his parents as the biggest influences on his athletic career “for always being there whether it was to be my biggest fans or biggest critics.”

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