Arizona State: Outstanding athlete with a promising future ... great work ethic ... possess all the tools ... high ceiling for ability to improve ... drafted in the 45th round by the Chicago White Sox in 1998.
1999 (Freshman): Made 15 appearances ... went 4-for-10 at the plate ... collected first collegiate hit in a 1-for-1 effort vs. Howard (1/29) ... had a .538 on-base percentage ... tallied a season-high two RBI vs. Howard (1/30).
High School: A 1998 graduate of Deer Valley High School in Glendale, Ariz. ... four-year letterwinner in baseball and three-year letterwinner in basketball ... two-year captain of baseball and basketball teams ... coached by Kelly Phipps (baseball) ... '98 first-team All-USA Today selection ... '98 first-team all-state and all-region ... team MVP his senior year ... '98 Arizona Republic All-Arizona first-team selection ... high school Outstanding Athlete of the Year honoree in '97-'98 ... '98 NCAA National Student Athlete Day Award as well as the United State Marine Corp. Distinguished Athlete Award ... '98 Arizona Republic High School Athlete of the Week ... set school record for stolen bases his senior year ... hit. 500 with eight homers, 42 runs scored and 36 RBI his senior year ... '97 participant in the Best of the West Invitational Tourney ... '97 participant in the Area Code Games ... '97 American legion State Tournament MVP ... '97 American Legion Team batting champion ... '95 Babe Ruth team were World Series Champions.
Personal: Majoring in computer science and communications ... parents are John and Susan Gusich of Glendale, Ariz. ... has two brothers, Eric (24) and Jim (21) ... brother, Eric was a pitcher at the University of Evansville ... brother Jim is an outfielder at Mesa State ... born September 18, 1979 in Chicago, Ill. ... full name is John Francis Gusich III.
Career Highs Hits: 1 4X last vs. Boston College, 3/20/99 RBI: 2 vs. Howard, 1/30/99 Runs: 1 4X last vs. BC, 3/21/99