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#11 Drew Anderson
Position: Outfielder
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 195
Year: Junior
City/State: Kearney, Neb.
High School: Kearney

Honors and Awards

  • 2002 NBC World Series All-America Team
  • No. 8 prospect in the Alaskan Baseball League in 2002
  • 2002 Second-Team Academic All-Big 12
  • 2001 Husker Power Performance Index Award winner
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2001; Spring 2002)

Diamond Notes

  • Was presented the Husker Power Performance Index award for 2001-02, scoring a team-high 1,906 points. He scored team bests in the 40-yard dash (4.76 seconds), 40-yard dash points (519), the pro agility run (4.13 seconds) and the pro-agility run points (495)
  • Was one of three outfielders chosen for the National Baseball Congress World Series All-America team in 2000
  • Has two career homers, one at Missouri on April 14, 2002, and one against Texas-San Antonio on April 17, 2001
  • Earned first-team all-state honors in football and track as a senior at Kearney High School

2006 - Major Leagues
Drew Anderson became the first former Husker from the state of Nebraska to reach the Majors since 1990, when he made his MLB debut for the Milwaukee Brewers on Sept. 11, 2006.  A 24th-round pick of the Brewers in 2003, Anderson appeared in nine contests as a rookie, earning his first career hit in a start against the San Francisco Giants on Sept. 21, 2006.

2003 - Junior
Anderson was the top man off the bench for the Huskers, playing in 57 of the team's 62 games. Anderson hit .238 on the season and added 19 RBI, 17 runs scored and seven stolen bases.

2002 - Sophomore
Anderson played a major role in NU's return to the College World Series in 2002. The sophomore batted .266 with a homer and 32 RBIs in 63 contests. He established career bests in nearly every offensive category, ranking second on the team with eight stolen bases and third with 29 walks.

One of nine Huskers who finished the year with at least 30 RBIs, Anderson hit over .300 with runners in scoring position and finished with nine multi-hit games. He tied a career high with four hits in wins over No. 14 Baylor on March 7 and versus UW-Milwaukee on March 27. He drove in three runs in both contests, one off his season best of four RBIs in NU's win over Nebraska-Kearney on March 5.

He improved his numbers in conference play, batting .291 with a homer and 15 RBIs in 26 games. Anderson turned in his best series performance in a three-game sweep over No. 13 Texas A&M, batting .400 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

During the Big 12 Tournament, he scored one of NU's biggest runs of the year, racing around from second on John Grose's ninth-inning RBI single in an 8-7 win over Kansas State. Anderson batted just .077 in 13 postseason at bats, but against Clemson in the CWS, he drew a pair of walks and scored a run in NU's near upset of the Tigers.

2001 - Freshman
The only true freshman among NU's position players, Anderson appeared in 27 contests, including seven starts, and batted .293 with nine stolen bases in spot duty as NU's fifth outfielder. His pinch-running success was never more evident than against Rice in the Super Regional on June 3, when he helped ignite NU's three-run ninth inning, scoring on Adam Stern's RBI single that tied the score at five. Anderson's game-tying run against the Owls was his only postseason appearance.

After a debut where he went 1-for-1 with a walk and pair of runs scored in a loss to No. 1 Georgia Tech, Anderson went 1-for-14 over the next two months before breaking the slump with a 3-for-5 effort in a sweep of Southern Utah on April 10. That started an 8-for-12 stretch that was highlighted by a four-hit effort against UT-San Antonio. Anderson also homered and drove in a career-high five runs in the win over the Roadrunners.

During the summer, Anderson starred for Liberal (Kan.) in the Jayhawk League, batting .366 with a homer and nine RBIs, helping the Bee Jays to the NBC World Series.

Before Nebraska
Anderson was one of the state's top multi-sport performers at Kearney High School, earning first-team All-Nebraska honors on the gridiron and on the track in addition to his exploits on the diamond. Anderson played American Legion ball for Coach Steve Spongberg, batting .443 as a junior with 41 extra-base hits and 75 RBIs en route to earning all-state tournament honors. In football, he was one of the state's top receivers, earning first-team All-Nebraska honors from the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star in 1999 after hauling in 38 passes for 818 yards and nine TDs. On the track, Anderson won the all-class gold medal in both the 110- and 330-meter hurdles, helping the Bearcats win four consecutive state titles.

Anderson chose NU over several schools, including Kansas, Iowa State, Penn, Washington and Nebraska-Kearney.

Career Stats

Year

AVG

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB-ATT

2001

.293

27-7

41

13

12

0

0

1

10

5

8

9-9

2002

.266

63-47

188

36

50

5

1

1

32

29

40

8-12

2003

.238

57-28

126

17

30

4

0

3

19

14

30

7-12

TOTALS

.259

147-82

355

66

92

9

1

5

61

48

78

24-33