AT TEXAS ARLINGTON
Made 35 starts and played in 44 games...hit .213 with two doubles and 14 RBI...was 2-for-6 in stolen bases.
AT NAVARRO JUNIOR COLLEGE
Played under Skip Johnson...helped lead his team to the regional tournament in both 2002 and 2003...was an All-Conference selection his freshman and sophomore seasons....hit .380 with five home runs his sophomore year and played in the JUCO All-Star Game.
Played varsity baseball at Class 5A Colleyville Heritage (located in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex)...coached by Matt Webb...was a First-Team All-District pick and Defensive Player of the Year as a junior...named the District 5-5A MVP his senior year after hitting a whopping .452...helped lead his team to the regional semifinals as a senior.
Born on Sept. 26, 1982 in Buena Vista, Colo., to parents Randall and Patricia Avants...youngest of five siblings...Cybil (31), Morgan (30), Megan (25), Durand (23)...enjoys playing golf, fishing and hunting...majoring in General Studies.