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    Francis Brooke
    Francis Brooke

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Washington, D.C.

    High School:
    St. Albans School

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 205

    Position:
    RHP

    B/T:
    R/R



    07/11/2012

    Northwestern Tops 50 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Honors For The Second Time

    Wildcats earn 51 total awards from 15 of 19 varsity programs

    06/14/2012

    Northwestern Honors Student-Athletes at Annual N Club Banquet

    Wildcat seniors formally inducted into the N Club

    06/06/2012

    Armstrong and Brooke Named Big Ten Medal of Honor Recipients

    Duo is being recognized June 14 at N Club Senior Recognition Banquet

    06/06/2012

    Armstrong and Brooke Named Big Ten Medal of Honor Recipients

    Duo is being recognized June 14 at N Club Senior Recognition Banquet

    05/31/2012

    NU Tops 200 Total Academic All-Big Ten Honors For Second-Straight Year

    Wildcats earn 65 awards in spring and at-large sports

    04/07/2009

    Northwestern vs. Elmhurst - 4/7/09

    Northwestern vs. Elmhurst - 4/7/09

    2012: Northwestern's male Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient ... Appeared in 15 games, making 13 starts ... ERA of 2.51 ranked fifth in the Big Ten and was the lowest mark by a Northwestern starting pitcher since 1996 ... Led the team with 97 innings pitched, the fourth-highest single-season total in school history ... Tied for first on the team with four complete games ... Hurled three innings of shutout relief at Cal State Northridge (2/25) ... Didn't allow an earned run while striking out six in six innings of work in the team's win over Xavier (3/3) ... Worked seven shutout innings in a 1-0 win over Eastern Illinois (3/16) ... Didn't allow a hit until there was one out in the sixth inning, finishing with seven strikeouts at Iowa (3/24) ... Matched a season high with seven strikeouts vs. Nebraska (3/30) ... Allowed just two runs (one earned) over 5.2 innings in a team win at Michigan (4/21) ... Tossed a complete game with nine strikeouts vs. Illinois (4/27) ... Surrendered just one earned run (three overall) in tossing a second straight complete game at Ohio State (5/5) ... Tossed eight innings, allowing only two runs while striking out seven in a win over Indiana (5/11) ... Hurled a complete game in final collegiate appearance vs. Saint Louis (5/17) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.

    2011: Limited to nine appearances, including seven starts, due to injury ... Sported a 7-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio (28-4) ... Allowed two runs (one earned) over six innings of work in season-opener vs. Utah Valley (2/19) ... Nearly went the distance vs. Dartmouth (3/20), hurling 8 2/3 innings, allowing only two runs while striking out six (3/20) ... Returned from missing a month due to injury to throw two shutout innings vs. Illinois (5/1) ... Picked up first win of the season vs. UIC (5/10), allowing one run (none earned) over five innings pitched ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.

    2010: Tied for the team lead with five victories and paced all starters with a 4.33 ERA ... Ranked second in the nation with an average of 0.71 walks per 9 innings pitched ... Allowed only 7 walks (one intentional) while striking out 48 in 89.1 innings of work ... Surrendered only one earned run in 8 innings of action in a win over Rutgers (2/27) ... Hurled 8 scoreless frames, allowing only 3 hits while striking out 6, in a shutout victory against Loyola Marymount (3/6) ... Named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week and to the Dairy Queen Classic All-Tournament Team for the performance ... Picked up a win at Penn State (4/9), striking out a season-high 7 batters over 6 innings ... Came out the bullpen to toss 4.1 innings in a victory at Purdue (4/24) ... Notched first career complete game, allowing only one earned run at Illinois (4/30) ... Tossed 7.1 strong innings while surrendering just one run vs. Indiana (5/9) and vs. Michigan State (5/21) but failed to pick up a win in either outing ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.

    2009: Appeared in 14 games for Northwestern ... Started five games, ending the season with a 2-2 record and a 3.68 ERA, second-best on the team ... Allowed two runs or less in all but two of his outings, recording seven scoreless outings ... Notched back-to-back wins against Elmhurst (4/17) and Trinity International (4/14), during which he combined for no runs in over 10 innings of work ... Recorded a save against Purdue (3/28).

    High School: Posted a 13-0 record with a 0.97 ERA to go along with a .350 batting average and 30 doubles as a senior ... Team was ranked No. 16 nationally by USA Today senior year ... Two-time first-team all-DC area selection and a second-team all-Met pick of the Washington Post ... Twice named all-conference ... Team co-MVP ... Hurled two no-hitters and five one-hitters in career ... Went 8-1 with a 1.92 ERA and a .330 batting average as a junior ... Three-year letterwinner ... All-conference selection as a quarterback for the Bulldogs' football team, tossing for 19 touchdowns and 1,523 yards senior year ... Also competed in basketball ... Member of honor council and student council and named to Headmaster's List ... Played for Richmond Braves summer team, helping the squad to a ninth-place finish at the Perfect Game 18U world woodbat championship ... High school baseball coaches were Dave Baad and Jason Larocque.

    Personal: Born Francis John Brooke Jr. ... Son of Francis and Sharon Brooke ... Chose Northwestern over Dartmouth, Columbia, Davidson and Georgetown ... Attended same high school as Al Gore and NFL player Jonathan Ogden ... Double major in political science and international studies.

    Season ERA W-L APP GS CG SV IP H R ER BB SO
    2009 3.68 2-2 14 5 0 1 36.2 47 24 15 14 25
    2010 4.33 5-5 16 13 1 0 89.1 105 54 43 7 48
    2011 5.15 1-2 9 7 0 0 36.2 62 27 21 4 28
    2012 2.51 2-7 15 13 4 0 97.0 105 45 27 14 61
    Career 3.67 10-16 54 38 5 1 259.2
    319
    150 106 39 162