Consensus AA Kallunki receives fourth first-team honor
At Utah Valley ... Senior (2012): Named Third Team All-American by CollegeBaseballInsider.com ... became first UVU athlete at NCAA level to receive Academic All-America from Capital One and CoSIDA, receiving third-team distinction ... received first-team Great West All-Conference honors and was also named to Great West Academic All-Conference team ... earned MVP of 2012 Great West Tournament after going 7-for-14 with two home runs and eight RBIs ... hit go-ahead two-run home run in eighth inning of championship game against Houston Baptist ... started 57 games, batting .396 with seven home runs, 73 run scored, 88 hits, 16 doubles, 65 RBIs ... ranked second in the nation with 1.28 runs per game, fourth in runs, sixth with a .491 on-base percentage and 13th in batting and in RBIs per game (1.14) ... batted .417 with four home runs in Great West games ... had 28 multi-hit and 19 multi-RBI games ... finished career with .349 average, 28 home runs, 55 doubles, 277 hits and 210 RBIs ... drove in five runs including a grand slam in win over Northern Colorado on May 19 ... had back-to-back four hit games in wins over NJIT and BYU ... in addition to four-hit day in win over BYU, made a home-run-robbing catch in right field ... homered at Saint Mary's on March 18 ... matched school record with three doubles twice (vs. NJIT and Houston Baptist) ... was hit by a pitch a school-record four times in GWC Tournament opener against NYIT ... had eight outfield assists.
Junior (2011): Named to Second Team All-Great West Conference ... named to GWC Academic All-Conference ... hit .320 with four home runs, 10 doubles, and 36 runs batted in ... named to Great West Conference All-Tournament team after batting .417 for the tournament with 4 RBIs ... stole a perfect nine bases on nine attempts ... appeared in 54 games with 49 starts ... was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Red Raider Classic in Lubbock, Texas, after going 9-for-15 with a home run and two doubles for the tourney ... went 2-for-3 with five RBIs in a 16-8 win over Northern Colorado on May 20 ... went 8-for-16 with with 6 RBIs in a four-game sweep over NYIT ... had a 4-for-7 day with three RBIs and four runs in a 19-6 win at Nevada on April 2 ... hit a perfect 4-for-4 with a double and an RBI in a 14-5 win over Houston Baptist on May 13 ... had four games with three or more runs batted in.
Sophomore (2010): Hit .310 with nine home runs, 21 doubles, eight stolen bases and 67 runs batted in ... finished with 21 multi-hit and 17 multi-RBI games ... appeared in 56 games, all starts ... went 4-for-8 with the bases loaded with a home run, double, three walks and 15 RBI ... is 8-for-12 with four career grand slams and 29 RBI with the bases loaded ... went 4-for-6 with three doubles and tied a school record with six RBI in a win over Southern Utah on Feb. 25 ... was 10-for-16 with 16 RBI in a four-game sweep at Southern Utah and earned Great West Conference Player of the Week honors ... went 3-for-5 with three RBI in a win at Utah on March 23 ... drove in five runs in a 2-for-3 day in a win over North Dakota ... was 5-for-6 with a home run, two doubles and five batted in in a win over Texas-Pan American ... had three games with five-plus runs batted in.
Freshman (2009): Batted .381 with eight home runs and a team-high 42 RBI in 38 games during freshman season ... named first-team All-Independent and the Division I Independent Newcomer of the Year ... was named to the College Baseball Foundation's National All-Star Lineup on May 5 after batting .615 (16-for-26) with three home runs and 18 runs batted in the prior week ... earned Great West Conference Offensive Player of the Week on May 4 ... went 4-for-4 with three grand slams and 14 RBI with the bases loaded ... grand slams came vs. Air Force on April 3 and in back-to-back wins vs. Southern Utah (April 21) and BYU (April 27) ... ended the season on a 14-game hitting streak ... was 3-for-4 with two home runs and four batted in vs. Air Force on April 4 ... batted .391 with runners in scoring position and upped average to to .500 with RISP and two outs ... tied for team lead with 17 two-out RBI ... batted .487 with 17 RBI in 38 at-bats vs. left-handers ... hit .446 (45-for-101) over the final 26 games of the season ... was second on the team with nine multi-RBI games ... played for the Watertown Wizards of the New York Collegiate Baseball League.
Before Utah Valley ...
Prepped at Lone Peak High School in Highland, Utah ... also played football at Lone Peak.
Born in American Fork, Utah ... son of Andrew and Wealtha Burgess ... graduated from Lone Peak High School in 2006 with a 3.7 GPA and was on the honor roll ... served an LDS mission in Maceioi, Brazil from 2006-08 ... enjoys tennis, ping pong and the outdoors ... father played football at BYU, his brother (Amos) played baseball at Dixie State and Southern Utah and another brother, Sam, played basketball at BYU.