View Quadangles Print Version →


 

Read Class Notes Online →

 

Browse CLASSPICS

 

 

Past Issues →

 

 

 

subscribeOnline picture

 

 

Advertise with Us →

 

 

Bookmark and Share

 

 

subscribeOnline picture RSS feed

 

Baseball

Jim Foster

Rhode Island baseball head coach Jim Foster and former Rhody shortstop Dan Rhault ’09 were honored at the 64th Annual Words Unlimited Awards Banquet on Feb. 21 at The Radisson in Warwick.

Foster was selected as the Men’s Sports Coach of the Year after guiding the Rams to a program-record 37 victories, which included wins over No. 8 Miami, No. 11 Oklahoma State, and No. 25 Ohio State. URI also advanced to the Atlantic 10 championship game. In addition, Foster received honorable mention from CollegeBaseballInsider.com for the organization’s National Coach of the Year award and was named the 2009 New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association Division I Coach of the Year. On December 15, 2009, Kendall Rogers of Yahoo! Sports/Rivals.com featured Foster in an article about NCAA Division I baseball’s ”Rising Coaches.”

Dan Rhault

Rhault earned Story of the Year recognition for a story that began when he was four years old and was diagnosed with acute leukemia. After undergoing four years of treatment, including spinal taps and chemotherapy, he finally went into remission. As a freshman, Rhault appeared in 12 games. He recorded just three hits in 24-at-bats, giving him a .125 average. Because of his “never back down” attitude, he improved his batting average each following season, including a .316 his junior year, and a .402 his senior year. His senior year he was an All-New England selection and received the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year award after ranking among the league leaders in almost every statistical category. He led the Rams in RBIs (57), walks (27), home runs (11), grand slams (3), multiple hit games (23), multiple RBI games (14), slugging percentage (.628), and on-base percentage (.472). On the defensive end, Rhault has contributed to 28 double plays and one triple play. This year, Rhault was one of 38 NCAA Division I baseball players named to the watch list for the 2009 Brooks Wallace Award, given to the nation’s top shortstop. In the 2009 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, he was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 26th round, 799th overall.

Comments are open, but there are no comments.

Leave a Comment

Most comments will be posted within 24 hours of submission.

Spam protection by WP Captcha-Free

Web Extras

Rhody Postcards: Ana Barraza ’94, M.S. ’04

URI Far and Wide–Admission Journal

Alumni Chapters Note

The President’s View

A Warm Big Chill

Features

The Play’s the Thing

The Hip Hop Activist

Conservation Specialist

Casting for Talent

Going Global

THINK BIG. WE DO. PROMOTES URI’S STORY

News & Views

Lending a Presidential Hand

Tiny Bubbles Matter

Lights, Camera, Action

Seaweed & Snails

CASE for Excellence

Get It Write in June

Chemistry Students Become History Detectives

Documents Her Cancer Treatments

URI’s Presidential Medallion

Press Box

Baseball

Football

Women’s Basketball

Class Acts Profiles

Edward Bozzi ’68

Nancy Coggeshall ’63

Rudy Sanda ’96

Sara Green ’09

Robert Hanson ’06

Dana E. Ramey, M.A ’99

Back Page

This Old House

Alumni Chapters →

Wrapups

2010 Big Chill

Alumni of the Game

Upcoming Events

Annual URI Golf Tournament

Family Camp

Reunite with Classmates




QuadAngles © 2014 URI Alumni Association. All rights reserved. Produced by the Office of Publications and Creative Services for the URI Alumni Association, Alumni Center, 73 Upper College Rd., Kingston, RI 02881. Phone: 401-874-2242 | Contact Quadangles