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Nick  Cruit

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Virginia Beach, Va.

High School:
First Colonial

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
C

B/T:
R/R


2005: Did not play in any games after spending the season as a redshirt ... Will also see time at pitcher in 2006.

Prep: Earned four letters in baseball as a catcher and right fielder for coach Norbie Wilson at First Colonial High School ... Ranked the 267th national prospect by Baseball America/Perfect Game ... Named a First Team All-Beach District and All-Tidewater Region catcher in 2004 ... Selected a Second Team All-Beach District catcher in 2003 ... Served as the team captain and was named the team MVP ... Led the Beach District in RBIs in 2003 ... Also lettered four times in swimming at First Colonial where he established the school record in the 50 meter freestyle in 2003 ... Graduated from First Colonial with honors and was an Academic Honor Roll student every year in high school.

Personal: Son of Reed and Mary Cruit ... Born December 12, 1985 in Virginia Beach, Va. ... Enjoys wakeboarding and playing the guitar ... Chose Virginia because it provides one of the best academic and athletic opportunities in the country ... Also recruited by West Virginia ... Wants to open his own business following graduation from UVa ... Has two sisters, Julie and Molly.

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