2006: Fifth-round pick (164th overall) by the New York Yankees ... Pitched nine-inning, complete-game 8-4 win over Purdue for Paul Stevens' 500th career win at 2006 Big Ten Tournament ... Started the most games of any Wildcat starting pitcher (16) ... Second in the Big Ten with 84 strikeouts, setting new career high ... Pitched seven complete games, throwing a career-high 95.1 innings ... Seven complete games tied teammate Dan Brauer for most in the Big Ten ... Picked up first win with an excellent performance against regular-season conference champion Michigan (4/1), throwing seven strong innings of two-run ball (one earned) ... Threw back-to-back nine-plus strikeout games, striking out nine against Minnesota (5/6) and then setting a new career high with 11 against Michigan State (5/14).
2005: Appeared in 13 games on the mound, all starts ... Second on team with 5.43 ERA in 68.0 innings pitched ... Struck out a team- high 55 ... Recorded a team-and career-high five wins ... Pitched a team-best three complete games, all in Big Ten action ... Struck out a personal-best 55 ... Pitched six or more innings in eight of 13 starts ... Threw 10 innings of one-run baseball in 14 inning 2-1 loss vs. Penn State (4/9) ... Shut out Northeastern (2/26) for seven innings and struck out a season-high eight in second start of season ... Gave up one earned run in seven complete innings against Dartmouth (3/24) ... Pitched six innings in game two of Saturday doubleheader at Minnesota (4/23) and gave up only two earned runs on four hits in 2-3 loss.
2004: Became team's fourth starter right before start of Big Ten season, throwing 56.1 innings in nine starts ... Made 13 appearances, four in relief ... Threw seven and one-third innings of four-hit baseball vs. top-50 opponent, Stetson (3/23), in first collegiate start ... Combined with Chris Hayes and Jon Mikrut in 3-0 shutout of Hatters ... Pitched first complete-game nine-inning shutout at Iowa (5/2), tying a then-career high with seven strikeouts ... Struck out seven one other time, vs. Indiana (4/4) ... Singled in first collegiate at-bat vs. Kent State (2/21), scoring a run.
High School: Three-year varsity baseball and golf letterwinner ... Also lettered in basketball ... 2003 Illinois state baseball Gatorade Player of the Year ... First-team all-state by the Illinois Coaches Association and Chicago Sun-Times ... Central Suburban Player of the Year ... Two-time all-conference selection ... 2003 IHSBCA Cream of the Crop selectee ... Team MVP as a junior ... Hit .480 as a senior, knocking in 42 RBI with four home runs ... Posted 1.02 ERA and a 6-2 record on the mound ... Led team to 27-7 record ... Participated in North Suburban Junior All-Star Game ... Competed in Tournament of Stars in Joplin, Mo., as a junior ... Participated in Area Code Games for Midwest states ... Played for Lakeside Cardinals AAU team ... Won the NABF regional tournament in Troy, Ohio and competed in NABF national tournament in Toronto, Canada ... Honor Roll student.
Personal: Born George Nicholas Kontos on June 12, 1985 ... Son of Nick and Theodora Kontos ... Economics major.