UND Baseball BIO
Kris Kwak
Player Profile:
Kris Kwak 698643
Position: Infield/Outfield
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Maple Grove, Minn.
High School: Academy of Holy Angels
Major: Marketing
2013 game-by-game stats

Summer 2012:
Spent the summer playing in the prestigious Alaska Summer League for the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks.

2012: Named preseason first team All-Great West by ... Third on the team in hitting (.313), hits (65) runs (42) and homers (4) ... Led the team in walks with 38 ... Started all 56 games ... Hit safely in all four games of the Great West Conference Tournament and finished the season with a 13-game hitting streak ... In the tourney, led the team with a .571 batting average, going 8-for-14 and also walked six times en route to All-GWC tournament accolades ... Named GWC Player of the Week on May 22 as UND took three of four from Chicago State ... Went 9-for-16 (.563) in that series and capped the regular season with two home runs and a career-high five RBI in the 20-8 victory in game four ... Finished the four-game set with seven RBI ... Had 19 multi-hit games, including a five-hit game at Texas-Pan American (April 15) ... Started season with .129 batting average (8-for-62) through 18 games, but hit .396 (57-for-144) the rest of the way.

2011: Earned All-Great West second team honors after batting .339 with a team-leading 17 doubles, five home runs and 25 RBI ... Started 43 of 46 contests, including 38 at second base and five at catcher ... Upped his average to .348 in Great West action ... His 17 doubles were the fifth most in a single season by a UND hitter and his three doubles vs. Minnesota, Crookston (April 28) tied a single-game record ... Also topped the team with 24 extra-base hits and a .554 slugging percentage ... Added 15 multiple-hit games, including career-high, four-hit efforts vs. Minnesota, Crookston (April 28) and at Northern Colorado (May 8) ... Belted a walk-off home run vs. Chicago State (April 30), finishing that contest with a career-high three RBI ... Hit his first collegiate home run at Kansas (March 9) ... Posted a career-long hitting streak of 11 games from April 28-May 13 ... Followed the 11-game hitting streak up with a seven-game streak (May 14-May 20) ... Batted .447 during that 19-game stretch, raising his average from .228 to .338 ... Went 5-for-14 (.357) during the Great West Conference Tournament at Kraft Field ... Finished the season with five multiple-RBI games.

2010: Appeared in 38 games, including 35 starts that included 20 at third base, 14 at shortstop and one at second base … Also made nine appearances on the mound, including one start at South Dakota State (April 28) … Had the first multiple-hit and multiple-RBI game of his career at Oral Roberts (March 27), going 2-for-4 with a triple, a double and two RBI … Went 4-for-4 with a double and a RBI vs. New York Tech (April 23) … Had a two-RBI contest later in the series with the Bears (April 25) and drove in a pair of runs in the season-closing victory over Chicago State (May 28) at the GWC Tournament … Posted two scoreless appearances on the mound at Missouri (March 19) and at Utah Valle (April 10) … Struck out the side in his only inning of work at Missouri (March 18).

Before UND: A 2009 graduate of Academy of Holy Angels ... Named honorable mention all-state in Minnesota as a senior by the St. Paul Pioneer Press ... Ranked No. 3 among position players in the state of Minnesota by ESPN RISE ... Rated No. 4 prospect in state of Minnesota by Perfect Game recruiting service ... Preseason Under Armor All-American in 2009 ... Member of the Minnesota Lions Metro West All-Star Team ... Earned all-district American Legion Team honors for Minnesota in 2008 and 2009 ... Batted .417 with three home runs, nine doubles and 23 RBI as a senior and posted a 4-3 record with a 2.37 ERA on the mound ... Named Academy of Holy Angels team MVP and Offensive MVP in 2009 ... Member of the 2009 Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason Central Region All-High School senior team ... Earned Missota All-Conference honors as a junior and a senior ... Earned three letters in baseball and hockey as a prep athlete ... Served as baseball’s team captain his senior year.

Personal: Son of James and Pamela Kwak ... Earned the Outstanding Academic Achievement award in 2007 and 2009 ... Grandfather John Kwak Sr. played football at The Citadel and Uncle, John Kwak Jr., played football at Iowa ... Grandfather Warren Johnson and cousin Jon Francisco both played hockey at Minnesota Duluth ... Majoring in marketing.
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