11 former Northwestern players enjoying successful summers in America's pastime
2010: Selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 37th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft ... Appeared in 49 games, starting 48 ... Missed seven games early in the season due to a hand injury ... Ranked second on the team with a .355 batting average and 23 multi-hit games ... First on the squad with 4 triples and 42 runs scored ... Threw out 22 of 47 baserunners attempting to steal (46.8 percent) ... Named to the watch list for the Johnny Bench Award which honors the nation's top catcher ... Hit safely in a team season-best 12 straight games from April 4-25 ... Concluded the streak with seven straight multi-hit games ... Collected a career-high four hits with a double and two triples while scoring three runs at UNLV (3/13) ... Went 9-for-17 with 7 runs scored in the four-game series (3/11-13) ... Drove in a season-high three run in a series-clinching win at Purdue (4/25) ... Team's recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2009: Saw action in 49 of team's 50 games, including starting 47 at catcher ... Ranked second on the team with a .297 batting average ... Posted a .993 fielding percentage, committing only two errors all season ... Threw out 38.2 percent (26 of 68) of attempted base sealers ... Paced the squad with seven three-hit games ... Was 2-for-2 with two walks and three runs scored in a victory at UIC (3/13) ... Went 3-for-4 with three RBI at New Mexico (3/20) ... Homered vs. Purdue (3/27) and in a win at Illinois State (4/22) ... Posted 11 hits in 22 at-bats during a six-game road trip at New Mexico and Kansas State (3/20-25) ... Ripped three hits and drove in three in an upset win at Ohio State (4/26) ... Went 7-for-13 with four runs scored in a season-ending series with Michigan (5/14-16) ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2008: Started 39 games behind the plate ... Picked off a pair of baserunners ... Caught 13 runners stealing on the year, 10 of which came against Big Ten opponents ... Collected six multiple-hit games, including two three hit games at Cal St. Northridge (2/22) and vs. Ohio State (4/26) ... Started the season with a 3-for-4 showing, including a run and an RBI, at Cal St. Northridge (2/22) ... Drove in the tying run in the ninth inning at Illinois (5/5).
2007: Appeared in 38 games, including 32 starts at catcher ... Hit .250 as a true freshman ... Ranked third on NU with three home runs ... Collected three hits in his first seven collegiate at-bats ... Went 3-for-4 with a triple at Dallas Baptist (3/3) ... Homered and drove in three runs vs. Iowa (4/28).
High School: Named to the all-district defensive team ... Led Rockwell to the 5A Texas State final as starting catcher ... Team captain in 2005 ... Batted over .300 junior season before suffering an ankle injury ... Threw out three players in state playoff game against Newman Smith ... Three-year letterwinner ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Played for the prestigious club team DBat over the summer and fall of 2005 ... Also participated in basketball during high school, earned one letter ... High school coaches were Randy Talley and Jeff Payne.
Personal: Born Chad Dudley Noble ... Son of Dave and Leslie Noble ... Major is economics.