Consensus AA Kallunki receives fourth first-team honor
At Utah Valley ... Senior (2012): Became first Utah Valley player to receive first-team All-America honors when he received the distinction four different times; Louisville Slugger, National College Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA), American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and CollegeBaseballInsider.com ... named third-team All-America by Baseball America and Perfect Game ... one of three finalists for 2012 Dick Howser Trophy, honor nation's top collegiate player ... semifinalist for Golden Spikes Award, which goes to top amateur baseball player ... District VIII Player of the Year (NCBWA) ... ABCA First-Team All-Region selection ... Great West Conference Player of the Year ... First-Team All-Great West Conference Selection ... drafted in 27th round of MLB draft by San Diego Padres and began professional career with Eugene Emeralds of the Northwest League ... two-time Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week (April 23 & May 7) ... NCBWA National Hitter of the Week on May 7 ... two-time CollegeBaseball360.com Primetime Performer (April 9 & May 7) ... two-time CollegeBaseballInsider.com West Region Player of the Week (April 22 & May 9) ... twice named to College Baseball Hall of Fame's National All-Star Lineup (April 24 & May 9) ... three-time Great West Conference Player of the Week (April 9, April 23 & May 7) ... led nation with 86 RBIs and with 1.48 RBIs per game ... other national rankings include; third in slugging percentage (.734), OPS (1.215) and total bases (168), sixth in home runs (18) and batting (.419), ninth in home runs per game (.31), 11th with 96 hits, 22nd in on-base percentage (.481), 23rd with 1.05 runs per game and 33rd with 61 runs scored ... finishes career with .367 batting average, 33 home runs, 58 doubles, 286 hits and 223 RBIs ... holds single-season school record with 18 home runs ... holds school career record with 223 RBIs and is second with 33 home runs ... intentionally walked a school-record seven times ... hit .515 with 12 home runs and 52 RBIs in Great West action ... had 35 multi-hit games and 25 multi-RBI games ... batted .561 with runners in scoring position and .471 with runners on base ... delivered 37 two-out RBIs ... went 5-for-8 with a home run, four RBIs and three runs scored in a two-game season split with National Champion Arizona ... had walk-off double in 10th inning in win over North Dakota on April 5 ... had grand slam and five RBIs in win over UND on April 6 ... had a grand slam and matched school record with six RBIs in win over Chicago State on April 13 ... homered and drove in four runs in win over BYU on May 1 ... had two, two-home run games; vs. Texas-Pan American on April 19 and at Houston Baptist on May 4 ... had home run and five RBIs in GWC Tournament semifinal win over North Dakota ... had a stretch of driving in at least one run in 18 of 19 games.
Junior (2011): Named to Second Team All-Great West Conference ... batted .311 with four home runs, 69 hits and a team-high 60 RBIs ... led the team with a .407 batting average with runners in scoring position ... second on the team with 22 2-out RBIs ... hit an incredible .818 with the bases loaded, going 9-for-11 with 25 RBIs ... tied for team lead with 13 multi-RBI games ... ranked 33rd nationally in RBI per game ... started all 56 games ... went 5-for-14 with 11 RBIs in a four-game sweep of NYIT ... went 3-for-5 with three RBIs at Nevada on April 2 ... despite going 1-for-7 for the game, still managed to drive in four runs, three of which came on a bases-clearing double, in an 8-3 win at NJIT on April 10 ... went 6-for-9 with five RBIs and one home run in a doubleheader against Houston Baptist on May 13. Sophomore (2010): Hit .370 with 10 home runs, a team-high 25 doubles, 91 hits and 66 runs batted in ... went 3-for-4 and hit two home runs in win at Chicago State on April 23 ... homered four times in four-game sweep at Chicago State ... hit three home runs during four-game, conference-opening sweep of North Dakota ... had 30 multi-hit and 17 multi-RBI games ... ended season on current 22-game hit streak ... hit 25 doubles ranked ninth in the nation ... had a home run while going 4-for-6 against Southern Utah on April 2 ... batted .455 vs. left-handed pitching and was 5-for-8 with a grand slam, two doubles and 14 RBI with the bases loaded ... hit his grand slam in win at BYU on May 18 ... went 10-for-18 with five RBI and five runs scored during Great West Conference Tournament to earn All-Tournament honors ... had two hits and two RBI in tournament championship win over Northern Colorado ... played for the Cooperstown Hawkeyes of the New York Collegiate Baseball League during the summer, batting .272 and was named to the all-star team. Freshman (2009): Hit .361 in first season at Utah Valley ... finished season with 30 hits, 21 of which came during month of May when he hit .477 over final 10 games ... was 10-for-15 in series at Northern Colorado with a home run, three doubles and seven runs scored ... was 4-for-5 on May 2 at Northern Colorado with two doubles and an RBI.
Before Utah Valley ... Prepped at Orem High School in Orem, Utah ... helped team to Region Championship in 2006 and a 5th place finish at State Championship in 2008 ... four-year starter for the Tigers ... three-time All-Region and two-time All-State selection .. also played basketball and golf at Orem ... earned All-Valley, All-Region and All-State honors in basketball.
Personal ... Son of Amber Newell and Josh and Debbie Kallunki ... born in Fayetteville, North Carolina ... majoring in Business at Utah Valley ... enjoys golf, basketball, tennis, bowling, going to movies and playing Madden Football ... his mother, Amber, was a two-time NJCAA All-American at Utah Valley in volleyball in 1993 and 1994, earning 1st Team All-American honors in 1993 ... his dad played basketball for U.S. Army National Team from 1990-92 ... full name is Maclain Thomas Kallunki.