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    Aaron Newman
    Aaron Newman

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Palatine, Ill.

    High School:
    Palatine

    Height / Weight:
    5-9 / 160

    Position:
    OF

    Birthdate:
    02/01/1986

    B/T:
    R/R



    2008: Started in 47 of the 49 games this season in center field... Led the team in runs (38) and stolen base percentage (.800), and was second on the team in triples (2) and walks (25) ... Compiled a .475 on-base percentage when leading off an inning (28-for-59) ... Posted a .986 fielding percentage, second on the team, despite having the third most putout attempts on the team (141) ... Collected 12 multiple-hit games, including a team-best five three-hit games ... Started the season with a five-game hitting streak, with a .364 batting average (8-for-22), five runs and three RBI ... Went a perfect 3-for-3, including four runs and an RBI, at Purdue (4/29) ... Set career highs in RBI (18), and a career low in strikeouts (12) ... Was hit-by-pitch eight times, raising NU career record to 47.

    2007: Appeared in 54 games, making 35 starts in center field, 16 in left field and one as designated hitter ... Recorded a .300 batting average in the team's leadoff spot ... Tallied 15 multi-hit games, including three four-hit outings ... Tied own single-season hit-by-pitch record of 14 ... Tied for the team lead with two triples ... Was hit by a pitch a team-high 14 times ... Committed only three errors in 123 chances (.976 FLD %) ... His .435 on base percentage and 13 stolen bases both ranked second on team ... Ranked third with 40 runs scored ... Went 3-for-4 with a double and three runs scored vs. Arkansas State (2/24) ... Went 4-for-4 with two runs scored at Minnesota (5/5).

    2006: Started 41 games, 10 as the designated hitter ... Hit career-best .285 (41-for-144) with 13 RBI and a home run ... Stole a team-high 13 bases ... Set single-season hit-by-pitch record after getting plunked 14 times ... Hit .320 (24-for-75) in 29 league games ... Had 10 multiple hit games ... Went 3-for-6 with two RBI and a runs scored in game two at Virginia Commonwealth (2/28) ... Went 2-for-3 with a home run and a double at Loyola Marymount (3/23).

    2005: Started 40 of 47 games played... Led the team and was sixth in the Big Ten with 21 stolen bases ... Those 21 steals are the most by a Wildcat since Jeremy Kurella's 41 in 2000 and the fifth-best mark in a single-season ... Finished the year with a .276 batting average, which included four doubles and a triple ... Had a career-high four hits against UW-Milwaukee (4/26)... Stole a career-high two bases at Cal State Northridge (3/5), Purdue (4/17) and Northern Illinois (5/4) ... Had first collegiate hit in first start vs. Kansas State (2/20) ... Second on team with 39 runs scored, batting leadoff in 28 games ... Started 26 Big Ten games and stole 12 bases.

    High School: Three-time varsity letterwinner in baseball ... Also lettered two times in football and basketball ... Hit .435 and stole 48 bases his senior year ... Earned all-state honors ... Named Chicago Sun-Times All-State and Northwest Herald All-Area ... Two-time baseball team MVP ... Named Athlete of the Year for Palatine High School ... Two-time All-Mid Suburban Conference ... Received Chicagoland All-Area honors ... Mid-Suburban Player of the Year ... Played for American Legion Post 640 summer league team ... Earned American Legion State Tournament MVP honors ... Voted basketball team MVP ... Four-year Honor Roll student ... Member of National Honor Society ... High school coach was Paul Belo.

    Personal: Born Aaron Edward Newman on February 1, 1986 ... Son of Ernest and Arnetta Newman ... Father played baseball at Eastern Illinois University ... Chose Northwestern over Yale and Villanova ... Economics major and business institutions minor.

    Newman'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%
    2005....  .276  47-40   156   39   43   4   1   0   12   49  .314   9  11  16   3  .356   1   7  21-25    92   1   6  .939
    2006....  .285  51-41   144   32   41   3   2   1   13   51  .354  11  14  17   5  .391   0   2  13-17    69   0   3  .958
    2007....  .300  54-52   180   40   54   5   2   0   15   63  .350  29  14  31   2  .435   0   1  13-20   120   0   3  .976
    2008....  .283  47-47   166   38   47   5   2   0   18   56  .337  25   8  12   3  .400   1   7   8-10   141   4   3  .980
    TOTAL...  .286 199-180  646  149  185  17   7   1   58  219  .339  74  47  76  13  .398   2  17  55-72   422   5  15  .966