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    Mike Kalina
    Mike Kalina

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Munster, Ind.

    High School:
    Munster

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 190

    Position:
    OF

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R



    2008: Third-team All-Big Ten selection ... ESPN the Magazine Third-Team Academic All-American ... Team leader with a .384 batting average and 19 multi-hit games ... Ranked second on the team with a .439 on-base percentage ... Led all outfielders with five assists ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week after hitting 7-for-14 with eight RBI in a season-opening series at Cal State Northridge (2/22-24) ... Went 4-for-5 with four runs scored in a win over No. 21 Oklahoma State (3/1) ... Collected multiple hits in each of the first eight games of the season, batting .583 (21-for-36) ... Drove in four runs, scored three and went 3-for-6 with a home run in a season-opening win over Cal State Northridge ... Collected seven hits with a home run in 14 at-bats in a four-game series at Illinois (5/3-5) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2007: Appeared in 43 games, making 21 starts in left field, 10 as designated hitter and one at second base ... Hit .304 overall, including .341 in Big Ten play ... Ranked second on the team with 12 multiple-RBI games ... Tied for the team lead with 25 RBI in Big Ten play ... Enjoyed a nine-game hitting streak (5/1-5/12) ... Set career highs in every major offensive category ... Tallied at least three RBI in four different games ... Tied for the team lead with two triples ... Went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored vs. Iowa (4/28) ... Collected two hits and three RBI vs. both Illinois Tech (5/2) and Minnesota (5/5) ... Went 7-for-17 with seven RBI and six runs scored in a four-game series vs. Purdue (5/18-5/20) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2006: Did not compete due to injury.

    2005: Started four games and played in 12 total ... Missed final 31 games because of injury ... Went 2-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBI vs. Mount St. Mary's (2/26) ... Started three games vs. Vermont (3/25), Dartmouth (3/26) and Indiana (4/2) ... Drove in a three runs against Dartmouth ... Went 2-for-4 with two runs and a double ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2004: Appeared in six games, starting at home vs. UW-Milwaukee.

    High School: Three-year varsity baseball letterwinner ... Also lettered in football and basketball ... Two-time first-team all-conference, honorable mention as a freshman ... Selected as 2003 Indiana Mr. Baseball candidate ... Two-time Times All-Area first team, honorable mention as a freshman ... Two-time Post-Tribune All-Area ... 2003 preseason first-team all-state selection ... Tied Munster High School single-season record for doubles as a senior ... Hit .447 leading the team in hitting and stolen bases as a senior ... Received 2002 Munster High School Golden Bat and Golden Glove Awards ... 2002 preseason all-state honorable mention ... 2002 team leader in hitting, stolen bases, fielding percentage and runs scored ... Led team to 25-9 record en route to state championship ... Member of five state championship teams (high school, AAU and Babe Ruth teams) ... Holds high school record for consecutive-game hitting streak and shares single-season record for triples ... Earned Outstanding Student award ... National High School Scholar Athlete ... National Honor Society ... Principal's Award winner for academic excellence ... Indiana academic all-state ... High school baseball coach was Bob Shinkan.

    Personal: Born Michael Lawrence Kalina on October 9, 1984 ... Son of Larry and Patti Kalina ... Double major in psychology and environmental sciences.

    Kalina's Career Stats

    Year       Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
    2004....  .000   6-1      5    0    0   0   0   0    0    0  .000   1   0   2   0  .167   0   0   0-0      0   0   0  .000
    2005....  .227  12-4     22    6    5   2   0   0    6    7  .318   1   0   4   1  .261   0   1   0-1      1   7   0 1.000
    2007....  .304  43-32   138   18   42   7   2   1   34   56  .406  10   3  30   5  .359   2   1   2-5     43   4   4  .922
    2008....  .384  41-40   146   35   56  11   2   2   27   77  .527  14   2  23   2  .439   2   3   1-1     66   5   2  .973
    TOTAL...  .331 102-77   311   59  103  20   4   3   67  140  .450  26   5  59   8  .387   4   5   3-7    110  16   6  .955