2010 (Senior): Co-captain closed out his Sun Devil career with another tremendous season, earning First Team All-Pac-10 honors and All-West Region honors from the ABCA...finished the season hitting .321 (72-224) with a team-leading 17 homers and 59 RBI...led the Pac-10 with his 64 walks, including a school-record tying five in the first game of the Super Regional against Arkansas...homered in seven of his final eight games at Packard Stadium...led the team with 27 two-out RBI...was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Tempe Regional...earned his BIS degree from Arizona State University and graduated on May 15, the same day he homered in a win over Arizona in Tucson...selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the 8th round (264th overall) of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft.
2009 (Junior): An honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection...appeared in 63 games, starting 56...hit .313 (66-211) with 12 home runs and 53 RBI...finished fourth in the Pac-10 with 42 walks...had an amazing 2009 College World Series, hitting .563 (9-16) with three homers and 11 RBI. One of the home runs was a grand slam, making him one of only four Sun Devils to ever hit a grand slam at Rosenblatt Stadium...finished the CWS with a 1.250 slugging percentage and was named to the All-College World Series team...overall hit .459 (17-37) in the NCAA Tournament, driving in 18 runs...was named to the All-Tempe Regional team...also pitched out of the bullpen, making 11 appearances.
Junior College: A 2008 graduate of Yavapai College in Prescott, Ariz...named honorable mention NJCAA All-American, first-team Region I Division I and first-team all-conference in 2008...led his team with a .413 batting average, 18 home runs, 59 RBI, 63 runs scored and 81 hits...also had four saves in seven appearances as a pitcher...helped lead team to a conference title in 2008...hit .302 with 32 RBI, in addition to recording two saves on the mound, as a freshman in 2007...named co-MVP of the Northwoods League in 2007, hitting .286 with six home runs and 34 RBI while going 3-0 with 14 saves and a league-best 0.38 ERA.
High School: A 2006 graduate of Buckeye (Ariz.) High School...earned four varsity letters in baseball and served as a team captain...two-time all-state selection...named Skyline Region player of the year in 2006 and West Valley player of the year in 2005...also played football and soccer...received all-state honors in football in 2006.
Personal: Interdisciplinary studies major at ASU...parents are Gregg and Teresa Calhoun of Buckeye, Ariz...has two siblings, Taylor and Shelby...says he chose because he's "been a Devil my whole life at heart" and he wanted his grandfather, who has always been an ASU fan and lives in Tempe, to be able to watch him play...lists "Bull Durham" as his favorite movie and Will Ferrell as his favorite actor...is a Denver Broncos fan and says Dustin Pedroia is his favorite pro athlete...enjoys fishing and rock climbing...born Oct. 14, 1987 in Tempe, Ariz...full name is Kole Alan Calhoun.
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Career Batting Stats at Yavapai College:
Runs Scored - 3 (several times)
Hits - 4 (three times)
RBI - 6 (vs. North Carolina at College World Series; 6/18/09)
BB - 5 (vs. Arkansas in Tempe Super Regional; 6/12/10)- ties school record