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15 Robert Word
Robert  Word


Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
Webb School

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210



2001: Went 1-2 at the plate with two RBI and a run scored, recording the game-winning hit when he delivered a two-run home run to deep left-center field in Virginia's 3-1 victory over #3 Georgia Tech (3/30) ... Finished a perfect 4-4 at the plate and set his career-high for hits in a game against Clemson (5/13) ... Hit his fifth home run of the season in Virginia's 7-3 upset over #2 seeded Clemson in the ACC Tournament (5/16) ... Scored Virginia's only run when he blasted a solo home run off the left field scoreboard at Mark Light Baseball Stadium against the Miami Hurricanes (4/28) ... Recorded the game-winning hit as a pinch hitter while going 1-2 at the plate with two RBI and one run scored in Virginia's 13-9 victory over George Mason (3/19) ... Finished 3-4 with two doubles, two RBI, and a run scored in Virginia's 6-1 victory over Maryland (4/20) ... Went 3-5 at the plate with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Virginia's 14-5 victory over Duke (3/18) ... Finished 2-4 at the plate with a run scored in Virginia's 13-10 victory over Liberty ... Went 2-3 with two runs scored in Virginia's 12-2 victory over UNC-Greensboro (3/14) ... Finished 2-3 at the plate with an RBI in Virginia's 8-7 victory over N.C. State (3/23) ... Was UVa's only player to record multiple hits after going 2-4 against VCU (3/20) ... Finished 2-5 with a run scored against N.C. State (3/25) ... Went 1-3 at the plate with a double and a run scored in Virginia's 7-4 victory over Virginia Tech (4/11) ... Started every game of UVa's three-game series with Navy (Feb. 17-18) and finished the series 2-6 at the plate with four RBI, two runs scored ... Went 1-3 at the plate with an RBI and a run scored after hitting a solo home run in Virginia's 2-1 loss at Florida State (3/11) ... Finished 1-4 after hitting a triple with two RBI and a run scored against William & Mary (2/27) ... Recorded his first home run of the season (second of his career) after he hit a two-run shot in Virginia's 10-3 victory over Navy (2/17) ... Finished 1-5 at the plate with two RBI and a run scored against #3 Georgia Tech (4/1).

2000: First-year player that made the most out of his playing time ... Started 10 of the 18 games he appeared in ... Recorded his first career RBI at Virginia when he made a pinch-hit appearance against LSU (2/12) in his first outing in a UVa uniform ... Hit his first career home run as a Cavalier after going 1-3 at the plate with a RBI and run scored in Virginia's 11-2 victory over Richmond ... Finished 1-1 with a double and a run scored against Clemson in the semi-finals of the ACC Tournament (5/20) ... Went 1-3 at the plate after hitting a double in Virginia's 2-1 victory over the #1 ranked Florida State Seminoles (4/2) ... Posted his first career-hit at Virginia when he hit an single at George Mason in UVa's 4-3 victory over the Patriots ... Went 1-1 with a RBI after hitting a double against Eastern Michigan (3/11).

Personal & Prep: Four-time letterwinner in baseball at the Webb School of Knoxville (3) and the Memphis University School (1) ... named All-State, All-Region and team captain in 1999 ... finished fifth in batting average and sixth in home runs in the Knoxville Interscholastic League (KIL) in 1998 ... was a `98 National Team One Showcase participant ... led Webb to the state playoffs for the first time in six years ... also lettered in football and wrestling ... chose Virginia for the tradition, the honor and the academics ... also recruited by Clemson, Kentucky, Georgia and UT-Knoxville ... enjoys snowboarding, wakeboarding and playing the guitar ... son of Harriet and Alan Word ... born September 16, 1980 in Memphis, Tenn.


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