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Zack Collins
Player Profile:
Zack Collins 1742646
Position: Catcher
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 220
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Pembroke Pines, Fla.
High School: American Heritage

2015 ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM (Perfect Game)
2015 ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM (ABCA/Rawlings)
2015 ALL-ATLANTIC REGION FIRST TEAM (ABCA/Rawlings)
2015 ALL-ACC FIRST TEAM 
2014 NATIONAL FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
(Baseball America)
2014 ACC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
2014 FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM
(Baseball America, Perfect Game, Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA)
2014 ALL-ACC THIRD TEAM
2014 FRESHMAN HITTER OF THE YEAR 
(NCBWA)
2014 CORAL GABLES REGIONAL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

Sophomore (2015)...
Earned first career All-America honors (Rawlings, third team) and was named to All-ACC first team at DH/Utility…One of top power hitters in country…Hit .302 for season with 15 home runs and 70 RBI, starting 66 of 67 games…70 RBI were second-most in ACC...Led all hitters with 57 walks…Ranked second on team in slugging percentage (.587) and third in on-base percentage (.445)…Tied for team lead with 22 multi-hit games and five triples…Started 34 games at designated hitter and 32 games at catcher…Named ACC Player of the Week on May 4…Had career-long 15-game hitting streak from May 2-May 23…Totaled six RBI in team’s opening series vs. Rutgers (Feb 13-15)...Connected on first home run of season at Florida (Feb. 21), three-run blast to centerfield…Three-hit, three-run performance vs. Bethune-Cookman (April 1) opened nine-game hitting streak that lasted until April 15…Connected on two-run home run in team’s 12-0 win over Florida State (April 26)…Totaled nine RBI in team’s sweep of Pittsburgh (May 2-3), including three home runs and first career grand slam…Had one home run in four straight games against NYIT (May 8-10) and FAU (May 12)…Had 38 RBI over 13-game stretch (May 2-May 23), including 10 multi-RBI games…Recorded five RBI in three games at ACC Championship (May 20-23), and totaled five RBI in NCAA Coral Gables Regional (May 29-June 1)…Had three hits in College World Series, including two in opener  against Florida (June 13).

Freshman (2014)...
Named 2014 ACC Freshman of the Year…Became sixth player in program history to be named Baseball America National Freshman of the Year...Earned Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball Newspaper…Picked up first-team All-America honors from Perfect Game...Recognized with third-team All-ACC honors at catcher…Batted .298 with 11 home runs and 54 RBI – both team-high totals…Ranked among ACC leaders in nearly every offensive category…Recorded triple slash of .298 average, .427 on-base percentage and .556 slugging percentage…Connected on 14 doubles and three triples…Career-first hit was home run against Florida (Feb. 21), snapping 0-for-17 drought to open career…Went 2-for-4 with home run and two RBI at Florida State (March 2)…Connected on home run against Virginia (March 22), finishing 1-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI… Recorded three hits in back-to-back games against Virginia (March 24) and FGCU (March 26)…Set career high with six RBI against NC State (March 30), including two home runs…Set career high with four hits against Notre Dame (April 20)…Named ACC Player of the Week (April 28) after hitting 6-for-11 (.545) in sweep of Clemson (April 25-27), including one home run and five RBI…Went 3-for-6 with solo home run against Duke at ACC Championship (May 24)….Recorded second career multi-home run game in NCAA Coral Gables Regional against  Bethune-Cookman (June 1), totaling five RBI.

High School/Prep...
Drafted in 27th round of 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by Cincinnati Reds (No. 825 overall)...Ranked No. 31 high school senior nationwide by Perfect Game...Named Rawlings All-America after senior season at American Heritage, hitting .388 with seven doubles, five home runs and 31 RBI...Selected to All-Broward first team by South Florida Sun-Sentinel for final two seasons...Named First-Team All-Broward by Miami Herald (2012 and 2013) and garnered third-team honors in 2011...Ranked No. 110 Draft-eligible prospect by Perfect Game and No. 113 by Baseball America.

Personal...
Parents are Wendy & Pat ... Has one sister, Zoe ... Transferred to American Heritage for final two seasons after spending sophomore year at Charles Flanagan...Carried 3.7 GPA in high school...Plans to major within School of Business.

OFFENSE AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
2015 .302 66-66 242 61 73 14 5 15 70 7-8
2014 .298 61-58 205 32 61 14 3 11 54 0-0
CAREER .300 127-124 447 93 134 28 8 26 124 7-8
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