Austin Wheeler
15 Austin Wheeler
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Lilburn, Ga.

High School:
Parkview

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
05/27/1992

Experience:
1L

2012 (Sophomore): Redshirted as team went 31-26

2011 (Freshman): Appeared in 13 games with 1 start
*Batted .313 with no home runs and no RBI; Hit .400 (2-for-5) in SEC action
*Lone start came as a designated hitter versus Kennesaw State on March 16
*Saw most action as a pinch-hitter, notching singles against Ga. Tech, Arkansas and Auburn in that role
*Helped team to NCAA Corvallis Regional Final and a 33-32 overall record

*Named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

High School: A graduate of Parkview where he played for Chan Brown

*Hit .405 with seven home runs and 31 RBI as the Panthers captured the region title in 2010

*Posted a .736 slugging percentage with 10 doubles, three triples and eight stolen bases as a senior

*Went 5-1 with a 3.60 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 22 innings pitched in 2010

*Batted .409 with seven home runs, 12 doubles and 36 RBI as a junior

*Also posted a 1-0 mark and 2.1 ERA in 12 innings pitched

*Batted .310 as a sophomore in leading Panthers to a 20-8 mark

*An All-Gwinnett County selection by the Gwinnett Daily Post and Gwinnett Dugout Club in 2009 and 2010

*Member of Junior Team Georgia that captured the Sun Belt Classic title

*Named All-Tournament after batting .500-5-15 in helping the squad to a 10-0 record against teams from 10 different states

*Named to the Atlanta Braves 400 Fan Club All-Star team

Personal: Born May 27, 1992

*Son of Phillip and Kim Wheeler

*Major: Sport Management

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