2004 Sophomore: Started 40 games and appeared in 49, mostly in the outfield or as the DH Finished the year on a six-game hitting streak Led the team with 10 stolen bases in 12 attempts Had three home runs on the year, including shots against Iowa and Michigan State in conference action Posted team's highest average (.500) of the Michigan State series Also hit .500 over four games at Iowa Came on in the latter half of the season, seeing significant time in the outfield and as the designated hitter.
PRIOR TO ILLINOIS
Played his freshman season (2003) at John A. Logan Community College in Carterville Hit .325 for Logan after starting in 51 games and collecting 11 doubles, three home runs and 29 RBI.
A 2002 graduate of Catholic Central High School in Redford, Mich., where he won the state championship in football as a senior and finished as a runner-up in baseball as a sophomore He also won a state championship in wrestling (189 lbs.) as a senior after finishing second at 171 pounds as a junior Earned All-Conference and All-State honors in all three sports in addition to being named captain of the wrestling team for two years and the baseball and football teams as a senior In 2001, named to the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News Football All-Dream Teams An honor roll selection and a 2002 Detroit Free Press Scholar-Athlete.
Born Jan. 26, 1984 Parents Dennis and Kathleen Rogowski Majoring in kinesiology Has a brother who was drafted in the 13th round of the 1999 MLB draft and is currently playing first base in the Chicago White Sox farm system Hobbies include video games and writing Lists his father as the most influential person in his athletic career because he has always been there for him Plans on teaching Physical Education and coaching at the high school and college levels after graduation.