AT COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN IDAHO
Enrolled at College of Southern Idaho (Twin Falls, Idaho) in the fall of 2000 after receiving a scholarship from head coach Jim Walker?was an All-Conference shortstop both his freshman and sophomore seasons?.played in a wood bat league?hit .390 with nine home runs his sophomore year?helped guide his team to a 42-16 overall record as a sophomore?drafted in the ninth-round by the New York Mets in the 2002 MLB Draft.
Lettered in three varsity sports (baseball, basketball and football) at American Falls High School in American Falls, Idaho?his high school baseball coach was Kevin Smith?was an All-Conference and All-State shortstop?his senior year he helped his team to a 20-5 record and a third place finish in the state championships?was a member of the honor society and student council?graduated from American Falls High in June of 2000.
Born on December 25, 1981 in Pocatello, Idaho to parents Jay and Dorinda Colonel?father Jay is a bank manager and a graduate of Idaho State University while his mother Dorinda is a loan officer and also a graduate of Idaho State?has one younger brother Morgan (18)?currently majoring in business at Texas Tech?enjoys lifting weights, water skiing and camping in his spare time.
GETTING TO KNOW CHRISTIAN
I chose Texas Tech because: Tech has an awesome program
Favorite Food: Mexican, Italian, Seafood and Chinese
Favorite Movie: Bull Durham
Favorite Actor: Mel Gibson
Favorite Actress: Tara Reid
Favorite Restaurant: Any All-You-Can Eat restaurant
Favorite Athlete: Pete Rose
My Favorite Book Is: Huckleberry Finn
My Ideal Vacation Would Be A Trip To: Australia
If I could Play Another Sport At Texas Tech It Would Be: Basketball