Ryan Coultas
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ventura, Calif.

High School:
Ventura HS '00

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 185

Position:
SS

Major:
Economics

Bats: Right
Throws: Right

**Baseball America's No. 1 NCAA D-II Prospect in 2002**

2003: ABCA ALL-WEST REGION SECOND TEAM... ALL-CCAA FIRST TEAM... ALL-CCAA TOURNAMENT TEAM... Batted .317 (64-for-202) in 53 games... Led team in doubles (20) and walks (30), despite missing entire NCAA postseason... Doubles total ranks T2nd (with David Nix) in school history... Walks total is highest since Matt Zumstein drew 40 in 1999... Stole 15 bases on 19 attempts... Had 22 multi-hit games, including 4 straight from 3/8-11... Committed just one error in 88 chances (.989) in his final 19 games (4/11-5/9)... Started just 1-for-14 at plate, but went on a 25-for-67 (.373) tear from 2/14-3/11... Made 3 pitching appearances, all in relief... Hit low to mid-90s on radar gun... Earned win vs. S.F. State (2/22)... Drafted (but not signed) by the Chicago Cubs in the 13th round, becoming first Aggie position player to be selected in the Amateur Baseball Draft since 1994.

2002: ABCA ALL-WEST REGION FIRST TEAM... ALL-CCAA FIRST TEAM... ALL-CCAA TOURNAMENT TEAM... Led team with a .379 (74-195) batting average, to go with five home runs, 16 doubles, 35 RBI, 46 runs scored and a .605 slugging percentage... Finished campaign riding a team-season-high 21 game hitting streak, batting .438 (42-96) during that stretch... Had 23 multi-hit games, including each of his last seven games, and hit safely in 40 of 47 games played... Came up big late in the season with team in a playoff race, batting .483 (29-60) over the final three weeks... Hit for cycle against Concordia (3/24), going 5-for-6 with 5 runs and 5 RBI... Had 4-hit games on two occasions: at Pomona (4/26) and vs. Grand Canyon (5/9).

2001: Redshirted.

VENTURA HS '00: Earned second-team All-Channel League honors as a senior... Twice made American Legion All-Star teams... Selected for Ventura County All-Star Game in 2000.

PERSONAL: Born Apr. 24, 1982 in Ventura, Calif.... Majoring in economics... Parents are William & Janet Coultas... ... Sports hero is Kirk Gibson, non-sports hero is his sister, Lisa Shoemaker... Advice to youngsters: "Hitting isn't hard. Ditch-digging is hard"... Spent summer of 2002 playing for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox in the Cape Cod League.